Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

The Albertus Magnus College Computer Information Systems (CIS) program in the Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership is designed for students looking for positions in a variety of technology-rich business settings. The CIS program equips students with the skills to effectively integrate technology across industries and to empower organizations to maximize the benefits of 21st century tools.

Why Study Computer Information Systems at Albertus?

Flexible course formats that allow for online, day or evening classes

Professors with both academic qualifications and real world experience

Accessible and supportive faculty and staff

Small class sizes

Diverse student body

Financial aid for full-time students

Where will this degree take me?

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12% between 2014 and 2024 - faster than the average for all occupations.

The average annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $81,430 in May 2015 - more than double the average annual wage for all occupations.

Examples of Popular CIS Careers

Information Technology (IT) Director

Network Security Specialist

Systems Administrator

Technology Support Technician

Business Systems Analyst

Informatics Specialist

Earn Your Degree With Our Accelerated And Flexible Courses

Bachelor's of Computer Information Systems is offered in our new FLEX format.

With the FLEX format, you can choose to take each class in either a blended or online format. Each time you register for a new course, you can choose one of these formats:

  1. Blended - Classes run for eight weeks with a combination of one on-grounds session at our New Haven campus and one online assignment each week from the comfort of your home or office. Students who choose this option often enjoy the best of "both worlds" as they benefit from in-class discussion with their classmates and professors while maintaining the convenience of working on projects and assignments from home.
  2. Online - Online or Distance Learning classes run for eight weeks with two online "sessions" each week that you can "attend" from the comfort of your own home or office. All weekly assignments are offered asynchronously, meaning you have the ability to work on them at your own time and pace.

Program Of Study (51 Credits)

Computer Information Systems Major (51 credits)

CIS 170 Operating Systems Concepts

CIS 172 Database Development

CIS 174 Introduction to Programming

CIS 276 Systems Analysis and Development

CIS 325 Data Communications

CIS 330 Issues in Computer Ethics

CIS 379 Management of the IS Function

CIS 382 Computer Networks

CIS 383 Internet and Web Publishing

CIS 385 Information Systems Security

CIS 388 Project Management

CIS 393 Senior Computer Project

Five of the following courses:

CIS 115 Computer Essentials

CIS 171 Spreadsheet Development

CIS 252 Special Topics

CIS 278 Advanced Database Development

CIS 301 Technology and the Arts

CIS 315 Healthcare and IT

CIS 320 Computer Forensics I

CIS 321 Computer Forensics II

CIS 380 Internship

CIS 386 Advanced Website Development

CIS 387 Electronic Commerce

CIS 390 Independent Study

BE 135 Business Communications

BE 161 Financial Accounting

BE 391 Business Policy Seminar

MG 131 Principles of Management

AR 114 Graphic Design I

AR 201 Introduction to Computer Art

The minor in Computer Information Systems is designed to allow the non-major an opportunity to specialize in Computer Information Systems. A maximum of two courses are allowed to be utilized from another area requirement.

  • CIS 115 Computer Essentials
  • CIS 379 Management of the IS Function

Four additional CIS courses selected in consultation with the Director of the CIS Program.