B.S. in Computer Information Systems

Earn your Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems at Caldwell University.

Each year, our faculty develop new courses and update current courses to provide you with the most current, and exciting new skills that will satisfy business and institutional demand for information technology graduates in an environment that is changing rapidly.

In the past few years, courses were developed and updated to teach students new techniques in:

  • web design
  • web programming techniques
  • e-commerce
  • mobile application development for android and apple devices
  • cloud computing
  • data mining and analytics,
  • data protection
  • computer and internet security

Students maximize their skills and creativity in small classes that provide individual attention.  The approach to learning at Caldwell emphasizes hands-on exercises and projects that closely represent those in current businesses and institutions.  A CIS degree from Caldwell provides the necessary technological and business skills that will prepare you for immediate employment in information technology positions.

Concentrations are offered in Business Systems or Information Technology.

Information about CIS ConcentrationsJob Opportunities

In the Business Systems concentration, you will obtain a cohesive balance of technical and business skills that serve as a bridge between computer science and business.   Students receive essential training in information systems with courses in:

  • Java programming
  • operating systems
  • database management
  • systems analysis
  • web programming
  • e-commerce

Students are also required to pursue business courses in accounting, economics, finance, and statistics.  Computer information systems are presented in light of their role as tools that can be used to create a strategic advantage in the marketplace.

In the Information Technology concentration, you will acquire skills to plan, develop and manage computing resources needed to support installations utilizing personal computers, servers, web sites, networks, mobile devices and their applications. In addition to receiving essential training in Java programming, operating systems, database management, systems analysis, web design and the development of e-commerce sites, you will also develop advanced skills in networking and data communications, network security and interactive web applications which rely on server side programming and back-end databases.

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts that employment of Information Technology technicians and managers will grow faster than almost all other occupations through the year 2016. The BLS also indicates that technical knowledge is very important for many managerial positions.

Caldwell’s CIS graduates usually begin their careers in one of the following positions:

  • systems analyst
  • systems engineer
  • systems integrator
  • systems architect
  • network administrator
  • applications programmer/analyst
  • web designer or developer
  • web site server administrator
  • software developer; computer support specialist
  • systemsor network administrator
  • project manager
  • database administrator

Requirements and Statement of Outcomes Assessment

Note: The B.S. in Computer Information Systems (with either concentration) is not accredited by the ACBSP.

Concentration in Business SystemsConcentration in ITStatement of Outcomes Assessment

Requirements for Concentration in Business Systems
DEGREE: Bachelor of Science

Liberal Arts and Sciences Core         49 credits
Computer Information Systems         49 credits
Open Electives         22 credits
Total      120 credits

Students who major in Computer Information Systems (with a Concentration in Business Systems) must complete:

CS 195 Computer Programming I
CS 196 Computer Programming II
CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications
CS 225 Operating Systems
CS 230 Emerging Technologies – Web Page Design
CS 238 E-Commerce
CS 260 Data Management Systems
CS 315 Elements of Systems Analysis (4 credits)
CS 348 Data Security and Disaster Recovery
BU 205 Principles of Economics
BU 211 Accounting I
BU 212 Accounting II
BU 305 Introduction to Statistics, or MA 207
BU 337 Principles of Finance

Plus two additional computer science or business administration courses at the 200-level or above.

Requirements for Concentration in Information Technology
DEGREE: Bachelor of Science   

Liberal Arts and Sciences Core         49 credits
Computer Information Systems         49 credits
Open Electives         22 credits
Total      120 credits

Students who major in Computer Information Systems (with a Concentration in Information Technology) must complete:

CS 195 Computer Programming I
CS 196 Computer Programming II
CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications
CS 225 Operating Systems
CS 230 Emerging Technologies – Web Page Design
CS 240 Windows Programming
CS 260 Data Management Systems
CS 315 Elements of Systems Analysis (4 credits)
CS 320 Networking and Communications
CS 327 Internet and Enterprise Security
CS 348 Data Security and Disaster Recovery
CS 355 Web Applications using ASP.NET
BU 305 Introduction to Statistics, or MA 207

Plus 3 additional computer science or business administration courses (3 credit) at the 200-level or above.

Computer Information Systems Majors:
Students will be required to pass (minimum grade of C) the capstone course, CS 315 Elements of Systems Analysis and Design. The course enables the students to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills that they have learned in their major courses. The division regularly evaluates and revises its curricula based on the results of the outcomes assessment.

 


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