Computer information systems (CIS) studies the use of software, hardware, data, networks, and the Internet to design and develop information technology systems. CIS majors learn how to apply current computer technology to real-world business problems.
The demand for individuals with current technical skills and the ability to apply them increases daily.
The bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in CIS prepares students for positions in the information technology field, providing them with the knowledge and organizational skills necessary for a variety of subsequent career paths. CIS graduates begin in job titles like programmer, systems analyst, network administrator, Web developer, and database administrator. Unlike a computer science program, the emphasis in CIS is on current practical applications of computers rather than on theory.
To analyze, evaluate, design, and deploy information systems • To write computer programs using C++, Visual Basic, and Java • To develop scripts for the Internet • To use up-to-date microcomputer databases • To use hardware and software to design and monitor data communication systems
The minor in CIS consists of six courses: CIS 151 and 251 plus four CIS electives chosen by advisement. A minor in CIS is an excellent choice for a student majoring in business, criminal justice, engineering technology and many other fields where a deeper understanding of computers would be helpful.
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