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Learn the concepts and skills needed to meet the information technology needs and challenges of the Information Age workplace and society as a Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) major or minor

Contact Information

Chair and Assistant Professor, CIS  
Coordinator, Master of Science in Data Science

Computer and Information Sciences Program Details

The CIS program prepares students for graduate school or a career that allows them to apply information science to an ever-changing technology climate in business and industry.

Students learn concepts and skills needed for designing, programming and implementing information systems to solve real-world problems.

By concentrating on fundamental concepts in computer science, IST program students are prepared to make significant contributions in their chosen field.

The internship program exposes students to real-world situations where they gain confidence and enhance their employment opportunities.

Employment Outlook

Students in theCIS program are prepared to continue their studies in graduate school, or to enter the workforce with careers in:

  • Programming
  • System analysis and design
  • Information management
  • System integration 

Program Highlights

  • Major or minor option
  • Robust internship program
  • Provides a broad-based skill set applicable to a wide variety of fields

Skills Learned

Understand and apply the major information technologies and elements of a computer-based information system (computer hardware and software, database, applications software, human-computer interface, networks, telecommunications, Internet, and others)

  • Solve organizational and business problems and achieve strategic and competitive advantage using information technology
  • Designing computer-based information systems by applying software development processes, methods, and techniques
  • Understand and apply analytical techniques for determining, obtaining, and documenting system user's requirements
  • Present and communicate work by writing reports and making oral presentations
  • Work collaboratively, assist in the facilitation of group goal setting and decision-making, and support efforts of group members
  • Develop analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills