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.
Wentworth's First Destination Survey is administered bi-annually to all Computer Information Systems degree students who participated in the December, April, or August commencement ceremonies. The data is collected up to six months following graduation by Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development. This information is collected in accordance with the national standards established by NACE. Undergraduate students pursue a variety of opportunities post-graduation, including full-time employment, graduate school, and entrepreneurial endeavors.
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.
Visit the Course Catalog 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.
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.