WHY STUDY COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY?
Careers in this field are in great demand and typically pay well. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked several computer-related jobs on the 100 Best Jobs list of 2019. Topping the list at #1 was software developer. Computer system analysts was ranked 27th, IT managers 28th, database administrators 48th and web developers 51st.
You’ll discover the power of IT as you get a broad IT background.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You'll learn about programming applications, network development, systems design and analysis, Web technologies, multimedia applications, database development and systems administration. And, you’ll get hands-on experience. Our students have developed a job-searching data visualization app, 2D and 3D games and a self-driving model car.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY?
All of that experience will prepare you to work in a team environment. To manage and lead companies and people in the translation of information technology into business opportunities and competitive advantages. To help you land a great job, maybe even before you graduate.
- Software developer
- Operations engineer
- Software support analyst
- IT consultant
- Systems administrator
- Clinical systems analyst
- Numerical control programmer
- IT manager
- Technical engineer
- Bayer Pharmaceuticals
- NexGen Technologies
- Zippo Manufacturing Co.
- Verizon Media Services
CIST 0261Computer Security
This course is an introduction to the concepts of data security, including policies, attacks, vulnerabilities, encryption, information states, and forensics.
CIST 1311Electronic Commerce
Electronic commerce will be studied using cases, lectures, readings, and internet site evaluations. Student teams will give presentations analyzing individual web sites, including a detailed analysis and evaluation of the business model being used.
CIST 0265Object Oriented Programming
This course provides students an opportunity to further develop and refine their programming skills. In particular, the emphasis of this course is on the organization of information, the implementation of common data structures such as lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs, and techniques of data abstraction, including encapsulation and inheritance. Prerequisites: cist 0150
CIST 1408Project Management In Information Technology
This course provides a comprehensive approach to project management within the context of information technology. The course addresses the culture, principles, and basic techniques of managing technical projects. Basic tools of project management, such as work breakdown structure, scheduling, contracting, cost analysis, and risk management, are explained and demonstrated.
The professors in my major are always interested in working with their students to delve deep into technology.Doug Elliott ’17, IT analyst at Bayer Pharmaceuticals in Pittsburgh