With a degree in the rapidly expanding area of information systems in the business world, students can look forward to challenging careers in computer information systems.
The Computer Information Systems Department delivers high quality, accessible undergraduate business information systems education to a diverse student population. We prepare students to analyze, design, develop, and use business applications utilizing contemporary technology. We provide a balance between fundamental information systems concepts and the application of these concepts from a future-oriented perspective.
The Computer Information Systems Department provides an undergraduate major and minor in information systems. We offer service courses in information systems and quantitative methods to School of Business students, and applied computer courses to students university-wide.
The Computer Information Systems Department faculty pursues excellence in teaching and learning as its primary purpose. We provide degree and career planning assistance. We nurture learning through individual attention to students. The faculty aggressively engage in professional development activities to enhance instruction and contribute to scholarship and applied research, and engage in pursuit of currency in Information Systems. The faculty integrate current technology into the curriculum and provide service to the institution, the profession and the community at large.
Successful students in the Computer Information Systems program will be able to demonstrate skills and competencies in the following areas:
- Knowledge of basic information systems theory and concepts and the skills to apply this knowledge to the functional areas of business
- Knowledge of project management tools and techniques as they apply to Information Systems projects
- Knowledge of programming processes including planning, writing, testing, executing and debugging
- Knowledge of database design, development and management
- Knowledge of telecommunications and networking systems
- Knowledge of web-based systems
- Knowledge of operating systems
- Knowledge of how to create and utilize team approaches to problem solving
- Advanced knowledge in an IS area
- Ability to support the delivery and management of information systems
Click on the links below for degree and program requirements.
Students majoring in Computer Information Systems are encouraged to select an area of concentration or to select advanced courses that best meet their needs in areas such as systems analysis, design, and development; programming; database management/administration; data communications; networks/network administration; website development/administration; and management of information systems. Advising for these areas is available from the department chair and individual faculty members.
Students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems are required to participate in assessment activities at both the department and school levels during their senior year.
Students majoring in Computer Information Systems and interested in pursuing an International Business Concentration should see an advisor.