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About Computer Information Systems at St. Mary’s

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The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems is designed for professionals who seek a better understanding of the many important roles of computers in the business world.

Computer Information Systems is a field that focuses on the relationships between companies and their information systems.

Graduates of this program help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

  • Degree Plans

    The Computer Information Systems major covers much of the same topics as a Computer Science program. The difference: CIS focuses not just on how the technology works but on what type of technology should be used to solve a business problem.

    St. Mary’s also offers a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems. The Combined Degree Program allows students to complete both degrees in as little as five years.

    Students can also earn an 18 credit-hour minor in Computer Science.

  • Course Highlights

    The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems has both computer science and business-related course requirements.

    Course highlights include:

    • Business Statistics, Economics and Accounting
    • Conventional and Object Oriented Programming
    • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
    • Databases
    • Computer Networks
    • Systems Analysis and Design
    • Software Engineering
  • Career Opportunities

    This program provides the foundation for a broad range of career options. CIS graduates often plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities within an organization.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment in this field will grow 15 percent by 2022 as demand for computer and information system managers increases due to wireless and mobile network expansion.

    Computer Information Systems careers include:

    • Database Administrator
    • Technical Director
    • Operations Officer
    • Analyst
    • IT Consultant
    • Systems Analyst

Activities and Special Programs

Students enjoy a wide variety of events, clubs, activities and special programs. Some you might be interested in:

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