The Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) is committed to providing its majors with a solid foundation in research and analyses; expertise in designing systems, as well as creating and protecting databases and networks.  The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems is a rigorous program that prepares its graduates for not only a professional career in the business world, but its graduates are also well equipped to tackle the academic challenges of graduate study.

Mission

Provide quality education in Computer Information Systems that prepares students for the technical and management challenges of professional life to better serve local as well as national communities

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems will demonstrate the following four career and professional accomplishments:

  1. Strong practitioners of computer information systems knowledge in diverse user environments.
  2. Valued contributors, applying the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct while working individually or within a team.
  3. Ambitious lifelong learners motivated to engage in professional growth and higher-level studies.
  4. Entrepreneurs and enthusiastic leaders of technology-based businesses.

Student Outcomes

  • An ability to apply the knowledge of computing and mathematics that are appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to effectively work as a team in order to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use the current techniques, skills and tools necessary for the computing practice.
  • An understanding of and an ability to support the use, delivery and management of information systems within an information systems environment.

Undergraduate Program