The Department of Computer Information Systems is a supportive and inclusive learning community dedicated to the effective and ethical use and management of information systems in the personal, corporate and societal domains.
The mission of the department is to produce graduates who are academically prepared to enter the information systems profession, dedicated to the principles of lifelong learning, able to recognize the need to use information technology resources in a socially responsible manner, and committed to consistently using information systems in an ethically responsible manner.
In pursuit of this mission, the department fosters a supportive learning environment that provides students with opportunities to develop the expertise required to distinguish themselves academically and professionally. The department focuses on excellence in teaching, and provides a course of study that develops knowledge reinforced by interactive contemporary projects.
Computer information systems majors complete an internship as part of their programs of study in preparation for careers in data management, network management, information systems security administration, systems analysis, Web development and PDA applications support. Service learning is an integral program component. Students have an opportunity to work on projects that support public, private and non-profit organizations while gaining first-hand experience in how these organizations function.
In conjunction with the accounting department, the computer information systems department offers an undergraduate program of study in computer information systems and accounting.
A minor in computer information systems is available, as well as a minor in CIS specifically designed for School of Communications students.
- BS in computer information systems
- BS in computer information systems and accounting
- Minor in computer information systems
- Minor in computer information systems for communications students