Bachelor of Science 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.