Computer Information Systems

Offered as a major (B.S.) and a minor

Learn to design, build, and manage innovative solutions to complex business problems.

The Curriculum
Master the system development lifecycle

You’ll learn to lead the creation of large-scale systems that can be made up of thousands of components, including computers, servers, telephone networks, websites, printers, and manufacturing equipment.

The process of building new systems has several phases — gathering business requirements, understanding design tradeoffs, creating implementation strategies, performing acceptable risk analysis, and project follow-up. Known as systems engineering, this interdisciplinary skill set will be one of your most valuable career assets.

Combine business and technology

Understanding offline processes is as important to managing technical systems as knowing how to manipulate, transmit, and store electronic data. A mix of computer science and business management classes will give you crucial insight into the flow of information in an organization.

Solve complex problems

You’ll study object-oriented programming as part of your computer science classes. You’ll learn to break down complicated processes into their individual parts, and transform those parts into working code. This approach will also make you more a more adept problem solver.

Develop in a diverse network environment

Modern industries often use a mix of technologies, and you’ll need cross-platform experience in order to be successful. Our experimental networking lab will allow you to work with different protocols and operating systems, exposing you to development on integrated networks.

Gain hands-on experience in the field

To hone your skills in an active business environment, you’ll take on internships and independent projects. These opportunities will give you invaluable career experience — sometimes even future job offers!

Programs

Offered as a major (B.S.) and a minor


Concentrations
  • Certificate in Information Systems

Course Requirements Course Descriptions Department Website
Your Future

Computer information systems is a rapid-growth, high-demand area. Your ability to understand the whole process — not just the technology — will allow you to build a rewarding career in a variety of industries.

Our alumni study at:

  • University of Nevada
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Chicago
  • Arizona State University
  • California Lutheran University

 

They work for:

  • American Apparel
  • Bank of America
  • Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
  • US Forest Service
  • WellPoint
  • Farmer's Insurance
  • Crescendo Interactive
  • Harlow Technologies

Career paths:

  • Business System Analyst
  • Computer Systems Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Senior Systems Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technician
  • Web Designer

 

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