Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems

Why Major in Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems job positions are expected to grow at higher than average pace. The B.S. in Computer Information Systems links the worlds of business and computer science. It is the study of business organizations and the programming, databases and networks that support them. Functioning at the intersection of business and technology, it offers an interdisciplinary education that neither discipline alone can provide. Courses span the computer science, business management, math, science, humanities and social sciences departments. Four open electives give students the option to choose a focus or concentration from either business management, such as project management or finance; or computer science, such as databases or software development; or they can design a concentration that fits their desired goals.

This program offers a solid background in the analysis, design, development, deployment and administration of computer-based information systems within a business management context. Students will complement business skills with strong technical skills in databases, systems analysis and design, business processes, organizational behavior, networking and telecommunications, and project management, along with problem solving skills. Graduates will be well prepared for the growing number of opportunities in CIS and information technology.

About Computer Information Systems

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems links the worlds of business and computer science. It is the study of business organizations and the programming, databases and networks that support them. Functioning at the intersection of business and technology, it offers an education that neither discipline alone can provide. That education is in great demand because organizations today are dependent upon technology to streamline functions, decrease costs, and communicate with its customers.

This program offers a solid background in the analysis, design, development, deployment and administration of computer-based information systems within a business management context. Students will complement business skills with strong technical skills in databases, systems analysis and design, business processes, organizational behavior, networking and telecommunications, and project management, along with problem solving skills.

Our graduates will be poised to enter the business world with both the business and the technical skills today’s global companies demand. CIS professionals use creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills to bridge the gap between computers and people.

Student Outcomes

  • Proficiency in relevant aspects of mathematics and quantitative decision-support tools for CIS decision-making
  • Business and systems programming skills
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles in the functional areas of business and CIS
  • Effective professional communication skills
  • An ability to analyze the social and human context of computing, including ethical, legal, security, and global issues
  • An ability to work in teams
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate an information system, and to compare alternative solutions