Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
Pursue Your On-Campus or Online Computer Information Systems Degree at Post University
Do you have an interest in pursuing a future in a high-tech industry, perhaps in information technology or computer science? Consider pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (BS-CIS) from Post University. In this program, you will be given the opportunity to develop knowledge and real-world skills in computing and mathematics. Your program investigates the areas of computer-based systems, processes, components, and programs. It also covers the ethics and legal matters involved in the industry. And because the field is always changing, coursework also explores current global and local trends in the IS/IT world now—with an eye out for the trends to come.
What Could I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems?
Whether you pursue your CIS bachelor’s degree online or on our main campus, coursework covers the same material. It offers a fundamental understanding of information, networks, programming, and systems. Upon graduation, you will have had the opportunity to develop the knowledge base and practical, problem-solving skills you could use to pursue a future in the industry. Or use this degree as a steppingstone toward a graduate degree in computer information systems.
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Industry-Focused Curriculum for Professional Skills
Coursework for your CIS bachelor’s degree is designed to help you build the foundation of insights necessary to:
- Apply relevant computing and mathematical knowledge
- Analyze problems and identify and define computational requirements
- Design, implement, and evaluate computer-based systems, processes, and programs
- Contribute as a problem-solving member of an IT team
- Understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
- Communicate professionally and effectively to a wide range of audiences
- Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals and organizations
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 students to design a concentration path, with one-on-one guidance from a student success advisor, to meet personal and professional goals.
Coursework in this computer networking concentration covers both foundational theory and practical applications for designing, creating, and maintaining computer networks.
Based on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, graduates from the information systems security concentration will be given learning experiences to develop real-world skills they could use to defend organizations and networks from internal and external threats.
The software development concentration covers how to gather business requirements, and then transfer them into programming requirements and programs.
Benefits of Pursuing an Online CIS Degree
From the admissions process to the day you finish, we are with you every step of the way.
- Receive support from a personal Post team of advisors focused on your academic success
- Learn from industry-experienced professionals in interactive courses
- No class times or set login times for your online computer information systems degree
- Online courses emphasize practical application of IT and computer science principles
A Word from Our Program Chair
“Computer information systems is an area of business that affects companies in any industrial sector, communications, financial institutions, public organizations, and consultancies. It impacts design, development, operation, and maintenance of information systems, network and database administration, hypermedia, services, and other advanced platforms and technologies for the development of web applications.”
CIS Interim Program Chair
Pursue Your CIS Bachelor’s Degree at Post!
At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout your degree program. On campus or online, we are here to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
Ready for a degree that offers a better understanding of what it takes to pursue a future in areas such as computer networking, application development, information systems security, or systems analysis and design? Contact us to learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.
CIS Bachelor’s Degree FAQs
What is a Bachelor of Science 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 is to come. This discipline 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.
Is CIS a good degree?
If you are inspired by computer science and technology and you would like to pursue a solutions-focused IT future, then a computer information systems degree is a good degree to consider.
What’s the difference between “CIS” and “CS”?
Computer Information Systems (CIS) focuses 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.
Computer Science (CS) 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 to hands-on programming, offering a comprehensive foundation that could help graduates adapt to new technologies and new ideas. The field covers everything from theoretical and algorithmic foundations to cutting-edge developments in robotics, computer vision, intelligent systems, and bioinformatics.
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 the industry overlaps with a significant portion of the content of one of the required courses in your degree or certificate, then you will need to 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 University policy and guidelines.
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