University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
Computer Information Systems and Technology - BS

Program Contact: Don Lewicki   Associate Professor of Business Management, Director of Computing, Telecommunications, and Media Services

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 lab experiences. For example, our students built a supercomputer using Raspberry Pi. You’ll work on individual and team projects. You’ll take part in an internship (or two), research opportunities and a capstone course that will bring it all together. 

Incoming students will be considered for special merit scholarships just for CIS&T freshmen, each worth $5,000.

We have a lot to offer and will help you go well beyond expectations. 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 


What you can do with a degree in Computer Information Systems and Technology. Suggested 4-year plan of study.

You can learn more about the projects our CIS&T students are working on by reading their blogs:


Additional Information:

CIS & T Student Handbook  

CIST students can access the Pitt-Bradford  Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance software here.  Please see your instructor to gain access to this site.