Minors in Computer & Information Technology

Minors are 12-15 hours of courses offered by the Department of Computer & Information Technology, but are not open to students already majoring in a degree program offered by the CIT Department.

Computer and Information Technology Minor

Students must complete 15 hours of CIT designated courses, 12 of which must be at the 200 level or above. Students wishing to obtain a minor in CIT must work from an approved curriculum plan developed in consultation with a CIT advisor.

Game Development Minor

This minor combines the sound principles of computer application development through computer game development. Game development is a very popular venue in higher education and this minor gives students in other IT-related disciplines the opportunity to explore the ever-growing popularity of game development as an option. The minor allows students to explore gaming through the Marshall University’s Computer & Information Technology department’s computer lab for gaming (Marshall’s Advanced Gaming and Interactive Computing Lab-MAGIC Lab) where students can interact with each other, playing different types of computer games to research latest trends and graphics and discuss gaming, as well as, design and develop their own games as projects for courses required for the minor.

Required Courses for this minor (18 hours): CIT163, 236, 340, and 440.  Plus, pick 2 from: CIT441, 443, 446, 447, or 448.

Web Development Minor

Students are introduced to HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, databases, SQL, PHP and .NET scripting, and advanced web programming techniques while receiving a fundamental understanding of the latest hardware and computer technologies.

Required courses for this minor (15 hours):  CIT263, 313, 365, 410, and 416.