The Computer Information Systems program provides a strong foundation of computer information theory followed by technical skill development. Students develop an understanding of the role of information technology in businesses and other organizations and how to deploy information technology to increase efficiency, enhance effectiveness, and gain a competitive advantage. Upon completion of the Computer Information Systems major, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the skills to analyze and write clear, concise, and well-documented applications using standard programming techniques.
  • Acquire technical competencies in the use of hardware and software associated with computing devices and network/communication systems.
  • Detect and analyze security risks, develop protection strategies, and utilize tools and techniques for preventing and correcting attacks on networked systems and networks.
  • Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution in order to implement and execute an effective, standards-based information technology project.
  • Apply and communicate computer technology concepts and employ appropriate techniques related to information systems in a wide array of organizations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the professional, ethical, and social responsibilities of the discipline.