BS in Computer Information Systems

Developing an electronic system for a hospital’s medical records, ensuring the information security of an international bank or creating a more effective company messaging system—these are just some of the interesting careers in the computer information systems field.

Program Overview

Quinnipiac Professor Kiku Jones teaches CIS 101, an introduction to Computer Information Systems, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2016 in the College of Arts and Sciences on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus.

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Quinnipiac Professor Kiku Jones teaches CIS 101, an introduction to Computer Information Systems, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2016 in the College of Arts and Sciences on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus.

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. 

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
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business 34
Computer Information Systems Core
CIS 125Systems Analysis & Design3
CIS 245Object-Oriented Programming3
CIS 301Enterprise Systems3
CIS 351Database Programming and Design3
CIS 440IT Project Management3
CIS 484Information Systems Internship3
CIS 490Computer Information Systems Capstone3
CIS electives
Select 9 credits9
Open electives
Select 15 credits15
Total Credits122

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