Senior Alex Thimineur, a computer science major, contributes to the development of a health and wellness app during the Computing Club Hackathon on Saturday at Quinnipiac. Thimineur, along with teammates Anthony Cuomo, Nick Rizzo and Brian Eisenberg, took first place in the bi-annual competition.

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.

BY THE NUMBERS

100%


Success Rate

The percent of our political science graduates who are either working or in a graduate program six months after graduation (2016 Graduates from Quinnipiac Survey)

$58,000


Jump Start

The median starting salary of our political science graduates six months after graduation (2016 Graduates from Quinnipiac Survey)

546,100


In Demand

Number of new computer and information technology occupations projected to be created from 2016 to 2026. (Bureau of Labor Statics 2017)

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. 

Student Spotlight

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.

High Achievers

Professor Kiku Jones (left) shown with winning students Ashley Guattery, Maria Spano & Ryan McFarland at the 2017 Travelers IT Case Competition.

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 Curriculum43
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business34
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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