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Computer Information Systems and Technology BS

Computer Information Systems and Technology - BS

Computers are part of our daily lives, and well-skilled people are needed – and in great demand -- to help us use them effectively.

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 2020. Topping the list at #1 was software developer. Computer IT managers 12th, database administrators 30th, web developers 23rd and system analysts was ranked 53rd.

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.

Student using virtual reality equipment

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.

Job titles:

  • Software developer
  • Operations engineer
  • Software support analyst
  • IT consultant
  • Systems administrator
  • Programmer
  • Clinical systems analyst
  • Numerical control programmer
  • IT manager
  • Technical engineer

Employers:

  • Amazon
  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals
  • Yahoo
  • Cargill
  • NexGen Technologies
  • iGlobal
  • Zippo Manufacturing Co.
  • Verizon Media Services
  • IBM

PROGRAM highlights

 

 

Degree and money

Distinction one:

Incoming CIS&T students will be considered for special merit scholarships, each worth $2,500 a year and renewable for up to four years.

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Distinction two:

Each CIS&T student must complete at least one internship as well as an applied research/development capstone project.

Money

Distinction three:

Our graduates’ average starting salaries are between $50,000 and $60,000.

Nathan was extraordinary. It was a pleasure working with him. The caliber of students coming out of this program reflects the hard work and dedication of the professors. Carolyn Boser Newhouse president of SuperUser Technologies, Inc., who worked with CIST intern Nathan Morris.
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