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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) prepares the student for a career using information technology and the computer as tools to solve business problems and to provide organizations with strategic advantages in business operation.

The CIS major prepares students for possible careers as technical support specialists, computer operators, database administrators, database programmers, system analysts, web programmers and designers, network administrators, and multimedia specialists.


Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET logoThe B.S. Program in Computer Information Systems is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Mission

The mission of the Computer Information Systems program is to produce graduates who demonstrate technical proficiency and those essential business skills necessary to successfully perform in various information technology environments.

Program Educational Objectives

The Computer Information Systems program will produce graduates who, within a few years of graduation, will
(1) engage and provide leadership in analytical problem-solving in the computer information systems environment;

(2) apply and communicate information systems knowledge and practices effectively and professionally and engage in lifelong learning experiences; and

(3) demonstrate strong ethical decision-making and a commitment to service to society and to the Information Systems profession.

Student Outcomes

The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

a. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;

b. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;

c. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;

d. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;

e. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;

f. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;

g. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society;

h. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development;

i. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.

j. An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a business environment.

Graduation Requirements

This degree program requires a minimum of 120 semester hours for completion.

Academic Degree Plans for: Computer Information Systems (CIS) (Excel)