The Computer Information Systems and Technology (CIST) program of the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford Campus is a student-centric academic major dedicated to training qualified IT professionals demanded by industries and graduate schools.
In our program, you’ll get a broad IT background. You’ll learn about programming applications, network development, systems design and analysis, Web technologies, multimedia applications, database development and systems administration. We’ll prepare you to work in a team environment. To manage and lead companies and people in the translation of information technology into business opportunities and competitive advantages.
You’ll sit in small classes. You’ll get individual attention from our industry-experienced faculty. You’ll gain hands-on experiences in lab, during at least one internship, and in research opportunities and a capstone course.
Incoming students will be considered for special merit scholarships just for CIS&T freshmen, each worth $2,500 per year and renewable for four years.
100% of our CIS&T graduates in 2015 are either working or in graduate school.
Not only will you know information technology but you’ll know the power of information technology. And if you know the power of information technology, you have a long and exciting professional career ahead of you. In fact, our program will prepare you for three of the 10 best careers for recent college graduates:
- computer systems analysts
- network/computer systems administrators
- software developers — applications
Our students have completed several projects with their faculty:
- 32-way computer cluster using Raspberry Pi processors
- 3D-printed drone
- Virtual Topographic Mapping systems
- Self-driving model car
- Development of a portable network penetration test tool
- Several 2D and 3D games using the Unity Development platform
- Job-searching data visualization app