By The Numbers
With this degree, you can work as an infrastructure architect, a quality assurance specialist, project manager, a programmer or a systems analyst. You’ll study the role of information systems in organizations, including the use of information technology for strategic decision making and competitive advantage, effective and efficient electronic business and electronic commerce strategies. You’ll manage projects, taking into consideration budgetary constraints, as well as ethical and legal concerns.
Many of our faculty members are renowned leaders in their field, and our student-to-faculty ratio ensures you receive personalized mentoring. Our computer information systems program is one of only a few accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The internship requirement ensures you’ll gain relevant, hands-on experience. Recent internship sites include Aetna, BBC America, Cigna, Credit Suisse, The Hartford, Travelers, United Technologies and the Veterans Administration.
Computer Information Systems major Naomi Robinson '19 originally arrived at Quinnipiac as an athletic training major. She transferred to the School of Business not long after, with a particular interest in its CIS program.
”It was very easy switching between schools,” Robinson said. ”I really appreciated the flexibility that Quinnipiac offered.”
Robinson soon found herself thriving in such complex courses as Enterprise Systems, Object Oriented Programming and Database Programming & Design. She works in an IT-related job on campus, and continues to network with representatives from large companies at career fairs and other events.
”The resources that Quinnipiac has offered have been amazing,” she said.
A member of the Student Programming Board, Robinson spent the majority of her Quinnipiac experience involved in activities on campus. Her involvement, however, has not been limited to computing organizations. Her commitment to diversity and inclusion shone as a member of both the African and Caribbean Student Union and the Black Student Union. She even started a club with her roommates called NaturallyMe, dedicated to hair care and the idea that women should embrace their natural hair type.
”These have allowed me to go to many different events,” Robinson said. ”I'm able to promote diversity right here on campus, and speak my mind about current issues.”
Developing your future
As new technologies emerge during your career, you'll be tasked with mapping out systems and be responsible for building a seamless user experience. While you're a student at Quinnipiac, our career development team will do the same in helping you develop your career path. Our staff will help you find your passion with a one-on-one career development process and internships specific to your industry. We will help you leverage your resume and social networking to land your dream job. We are here every step of the way to help you define your path and find the opportunities that are right for you and your goals.
Visit our Career Development page to learn more about networking, recruitment and internship opportunities and more.Career Development
Curriculum and Requirements
BS in Computer Information Systems Curriculum
As with all programs within the School of Business, students must meet the requirements of the University Curriculum, the School of Business Core Curriculum, and the specific requirements of the major for a total of 122 credits:
|Business Core Curriculum|
|Complete the Business Core Curriculum||43|
|Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business||34|
|Computer Information Systems Core|
|CIS 125||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|CIS 245||Object-Oriented Programming||3|
|CIS 301||Enterprise Systems||3|
|CIS 351||Database Programming and Design||3|
|CIS 440||IT Project Management||3|
|CIS 484||Information Systems Internship||3|
|CIS 490||Computer Information Systems Capstone||3|
|Select 9 credits||9|
|Select 15 credits||15|
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Enrollment and Graduation Data
Enrollment and number of graduates
Number of current computer information systems majors: 131
Number of computer information systems program graduates:
- 2017-18: 48
- 2016-17: 39
- 2015-16: 43
- 2014-15: 23
- 2013-14: 19
Current student:faculty ratio of the major: 14:1
Retention and graduation rates
- School of Business freshman retention rate: 87%
- School of Business 6-year graduation rate: 75%
- School of Business graduate placement rate: 99%
Median starting salary
Median starting salary for computer information systems program graduates: $65,000