Computer Information Systems
With Wentworth’s cutting-edge Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, our students form the link between business management and computer science. Our curriculum not only covers business organization, but also the programming, databases and networks that support them.
Bridging Business & Technology
At the intersection of business and technology, Computer Information Systems offers an education that neither discipline alone can provide. Today, companies rely on technology to streamline functions, decrease costs and communicate with customers. Our graduates have the training and expertise to make this all possible.
Enter the Workforce with In-demand Expertise
This degree guarantees a reliable foundation in the analysis, design, development, deployment and administration of computer-based information systems within a business management context.
Our students bolster their business experience and problem-solving abilities with strong technical skills in:
- Systems analysis and design
- Business processes
- Organizational behavior
- Networking and telecommunications
- Project management
Wentworth Computer Information Systems graduates are poised to enter the business world with both the business and the technical skills that today’s global companies demand. As professionals working in the industry, they use creativity, problem-solving and communication skills to bridge the gap between computers and people.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems is a four-year program starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and ending in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year. Management or Computer Electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s primary advisor. 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.
View the Course Catalog below for information about program requirements. For an overview of the year-by-year experience in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program, see "What You'll Learn" below.
Total credits for degree: 134
This is a four-year program starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year. Management or Computer Electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s primary advisor.
Plan of Study Grid Freshman Year Fall Semester Credits MGMT1025 COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 4 MGMT1000 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT 4 MATH1000 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 4 English Sequence 4 Credits 16 Spring Semester COMP1000 COMPUTER SCIENCE I 4 MGMT2000 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 4 MATH2800 FINITE MATH 4 English Sequence 4 Credits 16 Sophomore Year Fall Semester COMP1050 COMPUTER SCIENCE II 4 MGMT1500or MATH1030 DECISION ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESSor STATISTICS & APPLICATIONS 4 MGMT2100 MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATIONS 4 COMP1100 INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS 4 Credits 16 Spring Semester COMP2650 DATABASES 4 MGMT2500 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN 3 MGMT2550 APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT 4 MATH1900 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONS RESEARCH 4 HSS Elective 4 Credits 19 Summer Semester COOP3000 PRE CO-OP WORK TERM (OPTIONAL) 0 Credits 0 Junior Year Fall Semester COMP2500 SECURITY PRINCIPLES 4 MGMT2750 INTEGRATIVE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4 MGMT3060 TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION 3 MGMT Elective 4 HSS Elective 4 Credits 19 Spring Semester COOP3500 COOP EDUCATION 1 0 Credits 0 Summer Semester MGMT2850 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 4 MGMT3650 BUSINESS LAW 4 HSS Elective 4 Science Elective Lab Science 4 Credits 16 Senior Year Fall Semester COOP4500 COOP EDUCATION 2 0 Credits 0 Spring Semester MGMT3000 MANAGING & LEADING ORGANIZATIONS 4 MGMT3500 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 4 COMP Elective 4 HSS Elective 4 Credits 16 Summer Semester MGMT3100 E-COMMERCE 4 COMP Elective 4 HSS Elective 4 MGMT5510 CIS SENIOR PROJECT 4 Credits 16 Total Credits 134
Students are required to complete:
At least one course in Humanities: HSSI, HIST, HUMN, LITR and PHIL
At least one course in the Social Sciences; HSSI, COMM, ECON, POLS, PSYC, and SOCL
The remaining course from either the Humanities or Social Sciences category.
Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.
A minimum of 28 credits total, including English, humanities, and social science credit, is required to complete the humanities and social sciences graduation requirement.
Of the five listed humanities and social science electives, BSIS students must include the following HSS Directed Electives:
- ECON4102 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
- An Ethics elective
What You'll Learn
You’ll establish a foundation for your Computer Information Systems program by taking introductory courses in management, mathematics, and computer science, which will instill core STEM concepts that you’ll use throughout the program.
Second-year computer information systems students blend management and computing concepts with courses like Systems Analysis & Design, where you’ll learn about output and user interface design, data design, systems architecture and implementation, and systems operation, support, and security. Students will also take computer science and databases alongside management communications and project management.
An optional pre co-op work term is available to students during the summer semester.
In the fall and summer semesters of your third year, you’ll take courses like Security Principles, which introduces computer and network security concepts and techniques. In Technology Acquisition, students actively participate in a seven-stage project process for technology acquisition, from the initiation phase to the closing operations phase.
In the spring, you’ll begin the first of two required co-ops.
In the fall, you’ll go on your second required co-op to gain more hands-on industry experience.
The remainder of your program tackles the most advanced management concepts in courses like Financial Management and Managing & Leading Organizations, which will help prepare you for real-world working conditions. Students also take E-Commerce, which examines the history of how technology has impacted the way business is conducted. You’ll finish your program with your senior capstone project.