Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
IT 101 Introduction to Information Technology 3
CS 100 Roadmap to Computing 3
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
Select one of the following Science courses: 3
Bio 1
Geol 1
CS 107 Computing as a Career 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
CS 113 Introduction to Computer Science 3
IT 120 Introduction to Network Technology 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
Select one of the following Science courses: 3
Chem 2
Bio 2
Geol 2
Science Lab course 1
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
IT 114 Advanced Programming for Information Technology 3
IT 201 Information Design Techniques 3
Social Science (lower-level):GUR Elective 3
General Elective 1 3
English Compsotion and Cultural History (lower-level):GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
IT 202 Internet and Applications 3
Specialization Course 1 3
Specialization Course 2 3
General Elective 2 3
Social Science (lower-level):GUR Elective 3
CS 207 Computing and Effective Communication 1
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
IS 331 Database Design Management and Applications 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR Elective 3
MGMT 390
Principles of Management
or Engineering Management
Specialization Course 3 3
Specialization Course 4 3
IT 340 Introduction to System Administration 3
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
IT 420 Computer Systems and Networks 3
ENG 352
Technical Writing
or Oral Presentations
IS 350 Computers, Society and Ethics 3
Specialization Course 5 3
Specialization Course 6 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
IT 490 Systems Integration 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Capstone Seminar GUR Elective 3
General Elective 3 3
Specialization Course 7 3
General Elective 4 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
IT 491 IT Capstone Project 3
Specialization Course 8 3
General Elective 5 3
General Elective 6 3
General Elective 7 3
CS 407 Professional Development in Computing 1
 Term Credits16
 Total Credits129


Social Sciences (lower level) Electives GUR
Select two of the following:6
Society, Technology, and the Environment
Technology, Society and Culture: An American View
Technology, Society and Culture: A Global View
Aproved introductory courses in basic social sciences at Rutgers-Newark
ENG 352Technical Writing 13
or ENG 340 Oral Presentations
English Composition and Cultural History (lower-level) GUR
Select one of the following:3
The Pre-Modern World
The Modern World
The Twentieth-Century World
Approved 200-level history course at Rutgers-Newark
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level)
Select one of the following 300-level courses:3
Literature course
History course
Philosophy course
Science, Technology and Society course
Approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark
Capstone Seminar in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following. Students in honors college enroll in HONORS section.3
Humanities Senior Seminar - Literature
Humanities Senior Seminar - History
Humanities Senior Seminar - Philosophy
Humanities Senior Seminar - English
Humanities Senior Seminar - Theater
Humanities Senior Seminar - Science, Technology, and Society
Humanities Senior Seminar - Social Science
Management GUR
IE 492Engineering Management3
or MGMT 390 Principles of Management
AS 333Leadership and Management I (acceptable only for students taking the aerospace option)3
Mathematics 2
Select one calculus course3
Select one course chosen in consultation with the IT Academic Advisor3
Select at least one probability and statistics course (included in the math GUR, as approved by advisor)3
Natural Sciences
Select two Natural Science courses 37

IT students should select ENG 352 Technical Writing or ENG 340 Oral Presentations to fulfill the Open GUR requirement.


Depending on the specialization, a specific math sequence may be required.


One of the courses must be a laboratory science, approved by advisor. Depending on the specialization, a specific natural science sequence may be required.

Information Technology Electives

Information Technology Core
Select information technology/computer and information science courses that provide fundamental knowledge and practice in information technology functions, system development, and software.30
IT Capstone Project
Complete a culminating project 1
Specialization Courses
Select nine courses, focusing on an application area relevant to Information Technology 2
General Electives
Select a minimum of six courses to be chosen in consultation with the advisor18
CSS Electives
Select a coherent set of courses in conjunction with the declared specialization. 3

A culminating project experience that integrates the student's IT and specialization expertise. The IT Program strongly supports and encourages the student to implement this project in collaboration with NJIT industrial partners and/or NJIT's Enterprise Development Centers. In accordance with the need for the IT professional to have highly developed communication skills, the student will present the results of their projects at the completion of the project.


Students may select specializations from all four NJIT colleges and schools. A list of possible specialization areas can be obtained from the Academic Advisor.


They must be courses within the College of Computing Sciences and 300/400 level. 


In IT, IT 311 Co-op Work Experience I and IT 411 Co-op Work Experience can be taken for degree credit.

Criminal Justice and Law Specialization

(27 credits)

IT 220Wireless Networks3
IT 230Computer and Network Security3
IT 310E-commerce Technology3
IT 330Computer Forensic3
IT 400Information Technology and the Law3
IT 430Ethical Hacking for System Administrators3
Select three of the following:9
Police And Community
Cj Reserach Methods
Case Proc Law Courts
Delinquency Juv Justice
Gender Crime & Justice
Total Credits27

Management Information Systems Specialization

(24 credits)

Select 8 of the following:24
ACCT 117Survey of Accounting3
HRM 301Organizational Behavior3
IS 265Introduction to Information Systems3
or MIS 245 Introduction to Management Information Systems
IT 220Wireless Networks3
IT 302Advanced Internet Applications3
IT 310E-commerce Technology3
IS 344Computing Applications in Business3
IS 390Requirements Analysis and Systems Design3
IS 455IS Mgmt & Business Processes3
IS 465Advanced Information Systems3
MIS 363Project Management for Managers3
or MGMT 480 Managing Technology and Innovation
MRKT 330Principles of Marketing3
OM 375Management Science3

Game Development Specialization

(27 credits)

Select 9 of the following:27
Game Architecture and Design
Game Modification Development
Game Modification Development
2D Game Development
Game Development
Color and Composition
Educational Media Design
Programming Language Concepts
3D Modeling and Animation
3-D Modeling and Animation
Linear Algebra
Character Modeling and Animation
Foundations of Game Production
Foundations of Game Production
Game Development Workshop
3D Game Development
Advanced Game Production
ARCH 434
Total Credits27

Multimedia Specialization

(27 credits)

IS 270Designing the Multimedia Experience3
COM 3353-D Modeling and Animation3
or IT 386 3D Modeling and Animation
COM 350Digital Video Production3
STS 347Introduction to Music3
Select five of the following:15
Advanced Music Technology
Foundations of Game Production
Foundations of Game Production
Video Narrative
Character Modeling and Animation
Documentary Studies
Digital Poetry
Game Design Studio
Game Architecture and Design
Game Modification Development
Game Modification Development
Game Development
2D Game Development
ARCH 434
3D Game Development
Color and Composition
Composing Documents for Print
Composing Documents for the Web
Television News Writing and Production
Content Management Systems
Educational Media Design

Network and Information Security Specialization

(27 credits)

Select 9 of the following:27
Wireless Networks
Computer and Network Security
E-commerce Technology
Computer Forensic
Privacy and Information Technology
Digital Crime
Information Technology and the Law
Ethical Hacking for System Administrators
Principles of Operating Systems
Fundamentals of Network Security
Technologies-Network Security
Total Credits27

Web Applications Specialization

(24 credits)

Select 8 of the following:27
IS 117Introduction to Website Development3
IS 218Building Web Applications3
IS 219Adv Website Development3
IS 247Designing the User Experience3
IS 322Mobile Applications: Design, Interface, Implementation3
IS 373Content Management Systems3
IS 375Discovering User Needs to Enhance User eXperience3
IS 392Web Mining and Information Retrieval3
or IS 421 Advanced Web Applications
IT 302Advanced Internet Applications3
IT 310E-commerce Technology3
MGMT 480Managing Technology and Innovation3

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.