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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Become an IT Problem-Solver with a Computer Information Systems Degree 

This program is offered on Campus and Online.

Businesses of all sizes and across all industries need tech-savvy individuals like you to design, maintain and secure their networks and software. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems degree from Post University, you can pursue an in-demand career as a systems analyst, programmer, database analyst or network tech/manager, or start your graduate studies in information systems. If you are inspired by technology and solutions-focused, then a computer information systems degree may be your next step toward a new career. 

Program Highlights

Our bachelor’s in computer information systems program is a combination of disciplines: Coursework gives equal focus to technology, computer science, and business, as well as how they integrate with each other. As a student in this program, have the opportunity to develop extensive knowledge and skills in computing and mathematics. Your program investigates every area of computer-based systems, processes, components, and programs. It also covers the ethics and legal matters involved in pursuing a career in this high-tech career field. And because the field is ever changing, coursework also explores global and local trends in the IS/IT world right now, with an eye out for the trends to come. This program also provides a chance to earn a micro-credential—an added professional distinction relevant to computer information systems that looks great on resume or online profile.    

Part of your academic journey could include some real-world experience. Students of our computer information systems degree often have the opportunity to put their new skills to the test with hands-on internships at leading technology companies, the U.S. government or military, or local computer service corporations. 

Whether you take classes online or at our Connecticut campus, you will receive the same personal attention from our faculty and staff. They are here to help you tailor your degree with a concentration, apply for computer information systems jobs and provide you with discounts on many different certifications, including CompTIA, Cisco, ITIL, and LPI. 

  

What Can You Do with a Computer Information Systems Degree? 

Post University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems offers the insights and tools you need to pursue a high-tech, in-demand career in just about any industry. Through a better understanding of information, networks, programming, and systems, this program can help you develop the confidence and capabilities to become an integral team member for the IT department.  

Graduates of this program will have had the opportunity to develop the knowledge base and practical skills needed to pursue career opportunities as an IT specialist, applications support analyst, data systems analyst, programmer, database analyst or network technician. Or they can use this degree as a stepping stone toward a graduate degree in computer information systems. 

Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.

 

Computer Information Systems Concentrations

As you progress in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems degree program, course curriculum can be customized to your career focus with the concentrations below:  

General Computer Information Systems

This flexible option allows you to design your concentration, with one-on-one guidance from your academic advisor.

Cybersecurity

Based on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, graduates in this concentration will be prepared to defend organizations and networks from internal and external threats.

Networking
Coursework in this concentration covers both foundational theory and the practical applications you’ll need to design, create and maintain computer networks.
Software Development
Software Development students will learn how to gather business requirements, and then transfer them into programming requirements and programs.

 

Start Your High-Tech Journey

At Post University, we are focused on your success no matter which concentration you pursue. From the technical skills this program offers to the real-world insights our instructors will share with you throughout this computer information systems degree program, we are here to support you every step of the way.

This career field continues to grow, and so can you. Contact us today to talk about our on campus or online computer information technology systems degree program.

 

CIS Degree FAQs

 

What kind of jobs can you get with a computer and information science degree?

The BS in Computer Information Systems program allows you to pursue a concentration in some of the world’s most in-demand career specialties. The field is constantly expanding as new technologies and cyber systems are realized. Career opportunities include the following areas:

  • Network Administrator
  • Database Designer / Administrator
  • Application Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • IS/IT Manager
  • Database Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Application Software Developer

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that IT jobs will be among the fastest-growing and highest-paying over the next decade and the jobs in greatest demand require a computing degree. These jobs are critical to our nation’s economy and security. 

What is a BS in computer information systems?

A BS in Computer Information Systems is geared towards computer system applications in management situations and explores global and local trends in the IS/IT world right now, with an eye out for what’s next to come. The degree offers high growth potential as technology is an integral part of serving businesses worldwide. 

Computer Information Systems specialists focus on integrating information technology solutions and business processes to meet the information needs of businesses and other enterprises, enabling them to achieve their objectives in an effective, efficient way. 

This discipline’s perspective on information technology emphasizes information and views technology as an instrument for generating, processing, and distributing information. Professionals in the discipline are primarily concerned with the information that computer systems can provide to aid an enterprise in defining and achieving its goals, and the processes that an enterprise can implement or improve using information technology.

Graduates often find careers in cybersecurity, software engineering/development, and related fields and the coursework builds student proficiency in various computing, cybersecurity, operating systems, programming languages, website design, tech support, business analysis, networking, and data design and infrastructure. 

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Is CIS a good degree?

Yes! If you are inspired by technology and solutions-focused, then a computer information systems degree may be your next step toward a new career.  

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems will give you the insights and tools you need to pursue a high-tech, in-demand career in just about any industry. Whether you are interested in becoming a CIS business owner or a consultant for enterprise clients, the basic skills you develop in an accredited program will help you thrive in either career path.

What’s the difference between “CIS” and “CS”?

Computer Information Systems specialists focus on integrating information technology solutions and business processes to meet the information needs of businesses and other enterprises, enabling them to achieve their objectives in an effective, efficient way. This discipline’s perspective on information technology emphasizes information and views technology as an instrument for generating, processing, and distributing information.

Professionals in the discipline are primarily concerned with the information that computer systems can provide to aid an enterprise in defining and achieving its goals, and the processes that an enterprise can implement or improve using information technology. CIS degrees combine computing and business coursework. 

Computer Science emphasizes the study of the theory, design, implementation, and performance of computers and computer software, including the study of computability and of computation itself. Computer science spans the range from theory through programming and offers a comprehensive foundation that permits graduates to adapt to new technologies and new ideas. The field often spans theoretical and algorithmic foundations to cutting-edge developments in robotics, computer vision, intelligent systems, bioinformatics, and other areas.

Is CIS in demand?

Absolutely! A degree in CIS helps build your confidence and capabilities to become an integral team member for the IT department through your understanding of information, networks, programming, and systems. 

To be able to manage computer technology and information safely, securely, and efficiently, businesses of all sizes and across all industries have an increased demand for tech-savvy computer information systems (CIS) trained professionals to design, maintain and secure their networks and software.  

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that “Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.”

Are there opportunities for internships?

Yes, there are many ways that students can obtain internships. There are several companies in the state and other places as required and needed. The student should expect an applicable educational experience that enhances their academic qualifications and better prepares them for life after graduation. The employer should expect the identification of a motivated and qualified intern that meets their hiring needs, with a prospect for full-time employment. 

Once the CIS department chair receives opportunities for internships they are passed on to students. Finally, students often find internships through online applications as well as personal connections. Internship opportunities are also available through regular job and internship fairs held on campus, through departmental contacts, and through extracurricular activities. For more information on Internship opportunities, contact the CIS department chair, Dr. Richmond Adebiaye at [email protected].

I have a few IT certifications and college credits, can I get any prerequisites waived?

Yes, Post University allows for credit consideration of work experience. However, if your work in industry overlaps with a significant portion of the content of one of the required courses in your degree or certificate, then you can ask your CIS department chair to see if you can replace that course with another CIS course. This is considered a substitution and would be approved based on the University’s policy and guidelines.

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