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With Wentworth’s cutting-edge Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, our students form the link between business management, computer networking, and computer science. Our curriculum not only covers business organization, but also the programming, databases and networks that support them.

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:

    • Databases
    • 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.

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  • 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: 125-128

    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 SemesterCredits
    MGMT1025 COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 4
    MGMT1000 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT 4
    MATH1000 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 4
    English Sequence 4
     Credits16
    Spring Semester
    COMP1000 COMPUTER SCIENCE I 4
    MGMT2000 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 4
    MATH2800 FINITE MATH 4
    English Sequence 4
     Credits16
    Sophomore Year
    Fall Semester
    COMP1050 COMPUTER SCIENCE II 4
    MGMT1500
    or MATH1030
    DECISION ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS
    or STATISTICS & APPLICATIONS
    4
    MGMT2100 MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATIONS 4
    COMP1100 INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS 4
     Credits16
    Spring Semester
    COMP2650 DATABASES 4
    MGMT2525 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, DESIGN, AND IMPLEMENTATION 4
    MGMT2550 APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT 4
    HSS Elective 4
     Credits16
    Summer Semester
    COOP3000 PRE CO-OP WORK TERM (OPTIONAL) 0
     Credits0
    Junior Year
    Fall Semester
    COMP2500 SECURITY PRINCIPLES 4
    MGMT2750 INTEGRATIVE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4
    MGMT3075 TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION PROJECTS 4
    Concentration Elective Course 1 or COMP/MGMT Elective 3-4
     Credits15-16
    Spring Semester
    COOP3500 COOP EDUCATION 1 0
     Credits0
    Summer Semester
    MGMT2850 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 4
    Concentration Elective Course 2 or COMP/MGMT Elective 3-4
    Science Elective Lab Science 4
    HSS Elective 4
     Credits15-16
    Senior Year
    Fall Semester
    COOP4500 COOP EDUCATION 2 0
     Credits0
    Spring Semester
    MGMT4225 ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP 4
    Concentration Elective Course 3 or COMP/MGMT Elective 3-4
    HSS Elective 4
    HSS Elective 4
     Credits15-16
    Summer Semester
    MGMT3100 E-COMMERCE 4
    MGMT5510 CIS SENIOR PROJECT 4
    COMP Elective 4
    HSS Elective 4
     Credits16
     Total Credits125-128

    ENGL/HSS Note

    Students are required to complete:

    • At least one course in Humanities: CSAS, HSSI, HIST, HUMN, LITR and PHIL

    • At least one course in the Social Sciences; CSAS, HSSI, COMM, ECON, ENVM, 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

    Business, Project Management, Cybersecurity Management or Business Analytics Concentrations (Optional)

    Business Concentration Courses

    Complete the following courses:

    Course Title Credits
    MGMT3000MANAGING & LEADING ORGANIZATIONS4
    MGMT3500FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT4
    MGMT3650BUSINESS LAW4
    Total Credits12
    Project Management Concentration Courses

    Complete the following courses:

    Course Title Credits
    MGMT3160PROJECT RISK4
    MGMT3165INTRODUCTION TO LEAN SIX SIGMA4
    or MGMT2650 CYBERSECURITY PLANS
    MGMT3560GROUP PROCESSES & TEAM BUILDING4
    Total Credits12
    Cybersecurity Management Concentration Courses

    Complete the following courses:

    Course Title Credits
    MGMT2800CYBERSECURITY MANAGEMENT4
    MGMT2560CYBERSECURITY LAW & POLICY3
    MGMT2650CYBERSECURITY PLANS3
    Total Credits10
    Business Analytics Concentration Courses

    Complete the following courses:

    Course Title Credits
    COMP3125DATA SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS4
    PHIL4525VIRTUAL ETHICS4
    MATH/MGMT/COMP Elective4
    Total Credits12

What You'll Learn

  • Year 1

    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. 

  • Year 2

    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.

  • Year 3

    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.

  • Year 4

    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.

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