Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Create the next ‘killer’ app. Stop hackers as a computer security specialist. Maintain the enterprise-wide computer community as a network administrator. Or take an organization online as a Web site developer.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, five of the 12 fastest-growing occupations in the United States during the next five years will be in computer systems. Take advantage of this trend by majoring in Computer Information Systems (CIS) at Albertus Magnus College. As you learn on state-of-the-art equipment at AMC, you benefit from our small class sizes, liberal arts philosophy of education and the personal attention of our professional faculty.

Learn the basics of management, statistics, business communication, marketing and economics as you develop the computer-specific and broad skills needed for a productive life. Put your theoretical knowledge to use in practical applications that provide the foundation for careers ranging from systems analysis, database design and e-business management to database administration and project management in organizations of all sizes, including corporations, government agencies and educational institutions.

Prepare for professional certification examinations, such as A+, Network+, Security+ and CDIA+, through CIS courses at Albertus Magnus, or study for a minor in computer information systems.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

Health Informatics

IT Consultant

Video Game Designer

Network Administrator

Storage Administrator

Computer Technician

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.