(120 credits minimum) 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
IT 101 Introduction to Information Technology 3
CS 100 Roadmap to Computing 3
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
Science Literacy GER 3
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CS 113 Introduction to Computer Science 3
IT 120 Introduction to Network Technology 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
Science Literacy with Lab GER 4
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
IT 114 Advanced Programming for Information Technology 3
IT 201 Information Design Techniques 3
Social Science GER Elective 3
General Elective 1 3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
IT 202 Internet Applications 3
Specialization Course 1 3
Specialization Course 2 3
General Elective 2 3
YWCC 207 Computing & Effective Com 1
 Term Credits13
Third Year
1st Semester
IS 331 Database Design Management and Applications 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Specialization Course 3 3
Specialization Course 4 3
IT 340 Introduction to System Administration 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
IT 420 Computer Systems and Networks 3
COM 313
Technical Writing
or Oral Presentations
IS 350 Computers, Society and Ethics 3
Specialization Course 5 3
Specialization Course 6 3
YWCC 307 Professional Dev in Computing 1
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
IT 490 Systems Integration 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
General Elective 3 3
Specialization Course 7 3
General Elective 4 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
IT 491 IT Capstone Project 3
Specialization Course 8 3
General Elective 5 3
General Elective 6 3
General Elective 7 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits120

Information Technology Electives

Information Technology Core
Complete information technology/computer and information science courses that provide fundamental knowledge and practice in information technology functions, system development, and software.36
IT Capstone Project
Complete a culminating project 13
Specialization Courses
Select eight courses, focusing on an application area relevant to Information Technology 224
General Electives
Select seven courses to be chosen in consultation with the advisor21

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.


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

(24 credits)

Select 8 of the following:
IT 230Computer and Network Security3
IT 330Computer Forensic3
IT 332Digital Crime3
IT 400Information Technology and the Law3
IT 430Ethical Hacking for System Administrators3
FRSC 201Intro to Forensic Science3
FRSC 307Crime Scene Investigation &Lab4
FRSC 359Physical Methods of Forensic Analysis & Lab4
R202 102Criminology3
R202 103Intro Criminal Justice3
R202 203Police And Community3
R202 221Case Processing Law & Court3
R202 223Delinquency & Juvenile Justice3
R202 313Gender Crime and Justice3

Management Information Systems Specialization

(24 credits)

Select 8 of the following:
IT 310E-Commerce Technology3
IS 265Introduction to Information Systems3
or MIS 245 Introduction to Management Information Systems
IS 344Computing Applications in Business3
IS 390Requirements Analysis and Systems Design3
IS 455IS Mgmt & Business Processes3
IS 465Advanced Information Systems3
ACCT 115Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
or ACCT 117 Principles Of Fin Accountng
HRM 301Organizational Behavior3
MIS 363Project Management for Managers3
or MGMT 480 Managing Technology and Innovation
MGMT 216Business Data Analytics3
MGMT 390Principles of Business3
MGMT 391International Business3
MRKT 330Principles of Marketing3
OM 375Business Operations Management and Analytics3

Game Development Specialization

(24 credits)

Select 8 of the following:
IT 265Game Architecture and Design3
IT 266Game Modification Development3
IT 276Game Development3
IT 286Foundations of Game Production3
IT 287Advanced Game Production3
IT 360Programming for Computer Graphics3
IT 380Educational Software Design3
IT 382User Interfaces for Extended Reality3
IT 383Game Design for Extended Reality3
IT 3863D Modeling and Animation3
CS 370Introduction to Artificial Intelligence3
AD 150Color and Composition3
DD 275History of Games3
DD 334Simulated Environments3
DD 403Digital Sound and Music3
STS 318Educational Media Design3

Immersive Media Systems Specialization

(24 credits)

Select 8 of the following:
IT 360Programming for Computer Graphics3
IT 382User Interfaces for Extended Reality3
IT 3863D Modeling and Animation3
IS 270Designing the Multimedia Experience3
AD 150Color and Composition3
COM 303Video Narrative3
COM 369Digital Poetry3
DD 284Video and Animation3
DD 303Foundations of Sound and Music3
DD 334Simulated Environments3
DD 403Digital Sound and Music3
DD 442Visual and Special Effects in Movies3
COM 354Composing Documents for the Web3
STS 349Electronic Music in Practice3

Network and Information Security Specialization

(24 credits)

Select 8 of the following:
IT 220Wireless Networks3
IT 230Computer and Network Security3
IT 240Scripting for System Administration3
IT 310E-Commerce Technology3
IT 330Computer Forensic3
IT 331Privacy and Information Technology3
IT 332Digital Crime3
IT 400Information Technology and the Law3
IT 430Ethical Hacking for System Administrators3
CS 332Principles of Operating Systems3
CS 357Fundamentals of Network Security3
CPT 335Networks Applications for Computer Technology I3
CPT 435Networks Applications for Computer Technology II3

Web Applications Specialization

(24 credits)

Select 8 of the following:
IT 302Advanced Internet Applications3
IT 310E-Commerce Technology3
IT 382User Interfaces for Extended Reality3
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 333Social Network Analysis3
IS 373Content Management Systems3
IS 375Discovering User Needs for UX3
IS 392Web Mining and Information Retrieval3
IS 421Advanced Web Applications3
MGMT 480Managing Technology and Innovation3

See the General Education Requirements  “Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information for GER courses" 

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.