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BS in Computer Information Systems and Accounting

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A degree in CIS and accounting opens the door to a rewarding career in both the financial and technology departments of small companies and major corporations, such as AT&T, Hewlett-Packard and JP Morgan Chase.

Program Overview

In the digital age, the languages of business and technology are mutually inclusive. Dual competency doubles your skill set, and positions you for success in a multitude of roles. We’ll teach you to design and maintain financial databases, assess the cost of hardware and software, and manage teams of IT professionals. These skills are crucial to commercial businesses, hospitals, banks, law offices and nonprofit organizations.

As the architect of a company’s technological infrastructure, you’ll implement and secure its accounting information system. You’ll ensure that financial information is accurate and accessible to managers, CFOs, auditors and others. These responsibilities prepare you for leadership roles as an information technology accountant, systems auditor, IT director and chief information officer.

Internships with companies such as Aetna, BBC America, The Hartford and United Technologies help you hone your skills and prepare you for immediate employment in the area of your interest.

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Start smart

Professor Kiku Jones teaches CIS 101, an introduction to Computer Information Systems.


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Effective interns

Dhara Bhuptani ’18, a computer information systems student, discusses her internship experience at the Internship Gallery in the Student Collaboration & Resource Center.


A strong educational background is just one of the keys you'll need to succeed in the business world, but gaining experience while completing your studies is what will set you apart in the job market. Our vast internship program will give you hands-on experience working with local, national and international corportations and will properly prepare you to make to change from student to professional. Plus, you can also earn academic credits to put towards your degree.

Visit our career development page to learn more about our internship program and to see some of the compaanies students have worked with.

“The CIS and accounting program has opened up many future career opportunities for me. As a sophomore, I received internship offers from Fortune 500 Companies such as Eversource Energy, Aflac, and Stanley Black & Decker. For the summer of my junior year, I secured an internship at Grant Thornton, a major national accounting firm. My experiences have shown me that employers in every industry are extremely interested in the unique and varied skill set that my program offers. My experiences have been challenging, but I know they will be well worth the effort.”
Matthew Pinciaro '20
Computer information systems and accounting major

Curriculum and Requirements

BS in Computer Information Systems and Accounting Curriculum

Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems and accounting by completing the requirements of the University Curriculum, the Business Core Curriculum, and specific requirements outlined below for a total of 128 credits. Computer Information Systems/Accounting majors must earn a minimum grade of a B- in the following courses to receive credit: AC 211, AC 212, AC 305, AC 306 and AC 307.  A Computer Information Systems/Accounting major earning a grade below B- in any of these courses must repeat the course. In addition, Computer Information Systems/Accounting majors must earn a minimum grade of C- in all other accounting and law courses.  

Business Core Curriculum
Complete the Business Core Curriculum43
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business34
Accounting Course Work
AC 305Intermediate Accounting I3
AC 306Intermediate Accounting II3
AC 307Intermediate Accounting III3
AC 323Cost Accounting3
AC 335Accounting Systems3
AC 411Auditing Theory and Practice3
AC 412Advanced Auditing3
AC 431Federal Income Taxation of Individuals3
AC 432Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities3
Computer Information Systems Course Work
CIS 125Systems Analysis and 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 elective3
Total Credits128

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