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Number of new computer and information technology occupations projected to be created from 2016 to 2026. (Bureau of Labor Statics 2017)
With this degree, you can work as an infrastructure architect, a quality assurance specialist, project manager, a programmer or a systems analyst. You’ll study the role of information systems in organizations, including the use of information technology for strategic decision making and competitive advantage, effective and efficient electronic business and electronic commerce strategies. You’ll manage projects, taking into consideration budgetary constraints, as well as ethical and legal concerns.
Many of our faculty members are renowned leaders in their field, and our student-to-faculty ratio ensures you receive personalized mentoring. Our computer information systems program is one of only a few accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The internship requirement ensures you’ll gain relevant, hands-on experience. Recent internship sites include Aetna, BBC America, Cigna, Credit Suisse, The Hartford, Travelers, United Technologies and the Veterans Administration.
Cracking the case
Each year, Quinnipiac Computer Information Students students participate in Traveler's Insurance IT Case Competition, where entrants are presented a case in IT and are tasked with developing a fully feasable solution to solve it.
In October 2017, students Ashely Guattery, Maria Spano and Ryan McFarland won first place in the competition, winning over five other teams from Universities throughout Connecticut. Their solution showed their ability to clearly think through the case and develop an insightful and creative result grounded in research.
Curriculum and Requirements
BS in Computer Information Systems Curriculum
As with all programs within the School of Business, students must meet the requirements of the University Curriculum, the School of Business Core Curriculum, and the specific requirements of the major for a total of 122 credits:
|Business Core Curriculum|
|Complete the Business Core Curriculum||43|
|Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business||34|
|Computer Information Systems Core|
|CIS 125||Systems Analysis & Design||3|
|CIS 245||Object-Oriented Programming||3|
|CIS 301||Enterprise Systems||3|
|CIS 351||Database Programming and Design||3|
|CIS 440||IT Project Management||3|
|CIS 484||Information Systems Internship||3|
|CIS 490||Computer Information Systems Capstone||3|
|Select 9 credits||9|
|Select 15 credits||15|
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Enrollment and Graduation Data
Enrollment and number of graduates
Number of current computer information systems majors: 131
Number of computer information systems program graduates:
- 2016-17: 39
- 2015-16: 43
- 2014-15: 23
- 2013-14: 19
- 2012-13: 16
- 2011-12: 14
Current student:faculty ratio of the major: 14:1
Retention and graduation rates
- School of Business freshman retention rate: 87%
- School of Business 6-year graduation rate: 75%
- School of Business graduate placement rate: 99%
Median starting salary
Median starting salary for computer information systems program graduates: $60,000