Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

College of Arts & Sciences

Full Time
Undergraduate Major
On Campus

Program Description

An In-Demand Career Path

Organizations throughout the world depend on technology to streamline functions, decrease costs and communicate with their customers—and the demand for information technology professionals is growing fast. Wentworth’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) program offers an interdisciplinary education that prepares students to function successfully at the intersection of business and technology.

A Broad and Focused Curriculum

Our curriculum includes courses in computer science, business management, math, science, humanities and social sciences. Four open electives give you the option to earn a concentration in business management (such as management or finance), computer science (such as databases or software) or an area more suited to your professional goals.

You’ll gain a solid background in the analysis, design, development, deployment and administration of computer-based information systems within a business management context. You’ll complement your business acumen with strong problem-solving skills and technical abilities in databases, systems analysis and design, business processes, organizational behavior, networking and telecommunications, and project management.

A Full Range of Skills

As a Wentworth CIS graduate, you will enter the work world with the broad range of abilities you need to hit the ground running in your information technology career. You’ll be prepared to use your creativity and your analytical skills to design and manage computer systems that improve productivity, communication, efficiency and your company’s bottom line.

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  • Program Objectives

    Graduates of Wentworth’s computer information systems program will have:

    • 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 and teamwork skills
    • An ability to analyze the social and human context of computing, including ethical, legal, security and global issues
    • An ability to design, implement and evaluate an information system, and to compare alternative solutions

Program Curriculum


    Fall Semester (total credits 16)

    • MGMT1025, Computer and Business Applications
    • MGMT1000, Introduction to Management
    • MATH1000, College Mathematics I
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Spring Semester (total credits 16)

    • COMP1000, Computer Science I
    • MGMT2000, Management Information Systems
    • MATH2800, Finite Math
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Fall Semester (total credits 16)

    • COMP1050, Computer Science II
    • MGMT1500/MATH1030, Decision Analysis for Business or Statistics and Applications
    • MGMT2100, Management Communications
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Spring Semester (total credits 16)

    • COMP2499, Systems Analysis and Business Applications
    • COMP2650, Databases
    • MGMT2550, Applied Project Management
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Summer Semester

    • COOP3000, Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

    Fall Semester (total credits 19-20)

    • MGMT3060, Technology Acquisition
    • COMP2500, Security Principles
    • MGMT 2750, Integrative Financial Accounting
    • MGMT ELECTIVE, Management Elective
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Spring Semester

    • COOP3500, Co-op Work Term I

    Summer Semester (total credits 16)

    • SCIENCE ELECTIVE, Lab Science
    • MGMT3650, Business Law
    • MGMT2850, Principles of Marketing
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Fall Semester

    • COOP4500, Co-op Work Term II

    Spring Semester (total credits 16)

    • MGMT3500, Financial Management
    • MGMT3000, Managing and Leading Organizations
    • COMP ELECTIVE, Computer Elective
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Summer Semester (total credits 16)

    • MGMT5500, Senior Project
    • MGMT3100, E-Commerce
    • COMP ELECTIVE, Computer Elective
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *
  • ENGL/HSS Note

    Day program students are required to complete at least: 

    • One course in Humanities 
    • One course in the Social Sciences 
    • The remaining courses may be from either Humanities or Social Sciences category

    Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.  For more information about the English, Humanities, and Social Science requirements please refer to the Graduation Requirements – Undergraduate section of this catalog.

    Of the six listed humanities and social science electives, BSIS students must include the following HSS Directed Electives:

    • Principles of Economics, ECON4102
    • Industrial Organizational Psychology, PSYC4552
    • An Ethics elective

Program Tracking Sheet

Computer Engineering in the World

Earnings in 2016

Average starting salary: $50,000

Top Job Titles for Computer Engineers

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