An ABET-Accredited Information Systems Degree

Regis University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems degree combines the knowledge of leading edge technologies and systems methodologies with an understanding of the ever changing, dynamic business environment.
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B.S. Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems Degree Overview

If you are interested in technology and desire to solve the tough business problems in our world, then the field of computer information systems is an exciting and expanding area that combines both technical and business skills. Professionals in this field enable organizations to make better, data-driven business decisions in an ever-changing technology work environment. Regis University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree provides you with the knowledge and experiential learning needed to empower business organizations to operate more efficiently and effectively using technology. 

Participate in an Elite Program

The Regis Computer Information Systems degree is one of only 35 out of 1,400 programs in the nation accredited in Information Systems by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Our Bachelor of Science in CIS program is a career-focused degree that provides a balance of theory, course work and hands-on experience in business process management, software development and applications, database management, enterprise systems, business analytics, and more. You will learn to analyze how IT initiatives impact your company’s short and long-term business goals and how to improve existing business processes and information systems. In short, you will be the link between business and IT and the real-world experience you gain while achieving your degree will be accompanying you into the job market.

For example, in database management, you will get hands-on experience with the world’s leading database vendor, Oracle Corporation, in a live virtual-lab environment. In addition, you will experience the power of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software in a virtual lab setting. The SAP ERP system is a collection of business applications that integrate the data and flow of all facets of formation throughout an organization. Real-world exposure to SAP increases the student’s ability to integrate knowledge across business disciplines and build a firmer grasp of integrated business processes. Finally, you will explore how business analytics software from SAP can create business intelligence with the use of extremely large integrated datasets from a variety of areas or “Big Data.” With SAP virtual lab work in four courses, you will earn the SAP Recognition Award Certificate, which is a valuable asset for CIS professionals entering the job market.

This bachelor’s degree prepares you for a number of exciting careers as a: systems analyst, business process analyst, software engineer, computer programmer, database manager, project manager and more.

Information technology continues to be a fast-growing sector of the economy, and demand for skilled computer information professionals is projected to grow by 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Expected starting salaries for students majoring in CIS are starting at $75,000 to $85,000 (U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Handbook, 2014/2015).

A Faster Path to Success Through Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

Students have the opportunity to work on a B.S. in Computer Information Systems degree in tandem with one of the Master of Science degree programs within our College of Computer & Information Sciences.* Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 to learn how you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost. Please see the Prerequisite Chart for this technology degree to learn more.

*Excluding the M.S. in Software Engineering & Database Technologies degree.


Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. PEOs are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies and must be documented and measurable. The Bachelor of Science in CIS Program supports the following PEOs:

1.       Graduates will be knowledgeable and skilled professionals in computer information systems and the value of usable data to expand their chosen organization's mission.

Our graduate’s knowledge spans the fundamentals of computer information systems, including an understanding of several advanced specialty areas. Our graduates have the technical knowledge and theoretical background in computing within a value-centered education. Analytical problem solving, experiential learning, entrepreneurial techniques, and critical thinking are trademarks of CIS graduates.

2.       Graduates will exhibit high standards of professionalism.

Our graduates communicate clearly, work effectively as an individual or in a team, and take leadership roles within the profession. Our graduates become contributors to the improvement and transformation of our society. 

3.       Graduates will embrace a professional code of ethics in their professional careers.

Our graduates understand the ethical, professional and social responsibilities associated with their computer profession. They recognize the social and global impact of their work.

4.       Graduates will adapt to the changing landscape of the CIS discipline.

Our graduates are lifelong learners, updating their knowledge and skills regularly. Some graduates pursue advanced degrees while others take advantage of professional development opportunities.

5.       Graduates are men and women committed to serving their community.

Our graduates apply analytic skills and knowledge to human needs and seek to preserve the best of the human heritage. Our graduates develop skills and leadership abilities necessary for distinguished professional work and contributions to the improvement and transformation of society. 

Student Outcomes

 Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Analyze a problem and define the computing requirements appropriate to the discipline.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs.
  4. Identifies, collaborates effectively and shares information with team members to set and meet team performance goals.
  5. Explain the professional, ethical, and social issues and responsibilities relevant to the discipline.
  6. Communicate with organization stakeholders using effective communication, project management and decision-making skills.
  7. Analyze the local and global impact of information systems on individuals, organizations and society.
  8. Maintain technical competency in the face of rapid changes in the discipline.
  9. Apply discipline knowledge using current tools, techniques and skills to organizational systems.
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within the business environment.

Graduate & Enrollment Numbers

    2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
    Graduates by academic year 27 19 10
    Enrollment by academic year 211 192 170

    Total Computer Information Systems Degree Requirements: 128 credit hours

    Combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees: 152 credit hours
    Undergraduate core requirements: 45 credit hours
    Foundational course requirements: 33 credit hours
    Upper division course requirements: 30 credit hours
    Optional minor: 12 credit hours
    General electives: 8 credit hours (if minor is selected); 20 credit hours (if minor is not selected)

    Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

    Program Requirements

    Foundational Courses (36 semester hours)
    AC 325 Accounting Principles and Management Concepts
    BA 300 Business Systems in a Sustainable Society
    CIS 300 Foundations of Information Systems
    CIS 318 Ethics for the Information Technology Professional
    CIS 325 Systems Analysis and Design
    CIT 311 Enterprise Systems Architecture
    CIT 330 Fundamentals of Cyber-Security I
    CS 210 Introduction to Programming
    CS 310 Data Structures
    CS 336 Web & Database Applications
    CS 338 Mobile & Enterprise Computing
    MT 270 Introduction to Statistics
    MT 320 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

    Upper Division Major Requirements (27 semester hours)

    CS 444 Introduction to Software Engineering
    CIS 445 Database Management*
    CIS 448 Information Technology Project Management
    CIS 458 Business Process Management
    CIS 461 Business Analytics
    CIS 463 E-Commerce Technology Management
    CIS 464 Enterprise Systems
    CIS 465 IS Strategy, Management & Acquisition
    CIS 493 Senior Capstone
    *Lower division course work acceptable in transfer. 

    Optional Minor

    12 semester hours

    General Electives (8 - 20 semester hours)

    If a minor is completed: 8 semester hours 
    If a minor is not completed: 20 semester hours 

    CC&IS Undergraduate Core Studies Requirements (45 - 49 semester hours)

    Oral and Written Communication Skills (9 SH): 
    Regis courses: *RCC 200, *RCC 420J, COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 203, EN 325, EN 475, EN/PL 482, *RCC 200--Writing Analytically and RCC 420J--Justice and the Common Good.
    Engagement with Literature and Arts (6 SH):
    English, humanities, fine and performing arts. Regis Courses: any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437
    ‡HU 366--Leading Lives that Matter
    Language and Global Awareness (6-8 SH):

    Modern languages, classical languages, archaeology, history, political science, economics, geography, and social science. Regis courses: *RCC 410E, COM 400, COM 412, CR 466, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 311, RC 458, RC 459)

    *RCC 410E--Global Environmental Awareness
    Understanding Human Behavior, Diversity, and Culture (6 SH):

    Anthropology, economics, education, history, political science, psychology, criminology, peace and justice studies, sociology, social work, or women's/gender studies. Regis courses: *RCC 400D, CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses.

    HIM 432 Leadership Management required in the HIM program.

    *RCC 400D--Diversity and Cultural Tradition

    Quantitative Literacy (3-4 SH):
    College-level algebra or higher. Regis courses: MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, MT 274, all 300-400 level MT courses
    The Natural World (3-4 SH):

    Astronomy, atmospheric science, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, ecology, environmental science, geology, oceanography, physical geography, or physics. Regis courses: SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, HSC 240, HSC 241.

    Note: CC&IS majors cannot use CC&IS courses to meet this requirement.
    Philosophical Inquiry and Reflection (6 SH):

    Philosophy, ethics. Regis courses: RCC 430M, all PL courses

    HCE 435 Ethics in Healthcare required in the HIM program.

    *RCC 430M--The Search for Meaning
    Exploring Religious Traditions (6 SH)

    Religious studies, Theology. Regis courses: all RC, all RS courses

    *Students enrolled in traditional, semester-based daytime programs are required to complete these courses to fulfill core requirements.

    ‡Students enrolled in online and ground-based courses in the 5-week or 8-week format are required to complete this course to fulfill their core requirement.

    TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 128 semester hours

    To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

    How to Apply

    Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.

    Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

    Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

    Applicants seeking a bachelor's degree from the College of Computer & Information Sciences (CC&IS) must possess:

    • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
    • Transferable credit from a regionally accredited college or university AND
    • Evidence of work experience

    Application Process:

    1. Complete the online undergraduate application
    2. Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
    3. Complete the personal statement essay. A short personal statement is required to be considered for admission. Download a copy of the personal statement guidelines.
    4. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of application. If not received, course registrations will be suspended.
    5. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

    Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.
    Apply a minimum of 14 days before the start of classes to ensure optimal course selection.

    Non Degree-Seeking Applicants Submit the Following:

    • Complete the online non-degree application
    • Pay the $50.00 application fee
    • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Provide evidence of work experience
    • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

    Class Starts

    Term Class Start Date
    Spring 5W3 - 2015 March 16, 2015
    Summer 8W1 - 2015 May 4, 2015
    Summer 5W1 - 2015 May 4, 2015
    Summer 5W2 - 2015 June 8, 2015
    Summer 8W2 - 2015 June 29, 2015
    Summer 5W3 - 2015 July 13, 2015
    Fall 8W1 - 2015 August 24, 2015
    Fall 5W1 - 2015 August 24, 2015
    Fall 5W2 - 2015 September 28, 2015
    Fall 8W2 - 2015 October 19, 2015
    Fall 5W3 - 2015 November 2, 2015
    Spring 8W1 - 2016 January 11, 2016
    Spring 5W1 - 2016 January 11, 2016


    2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition:

    Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
    Classroom $14,150 - $60,210 30 - 128 $470 $50
    Online $14,150 - $60,210 30 - 128 $470 $50

    2016-2017 Academic Year Tuition for Accelerated, Online, and Evening students:

    Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
    Classroom $14,700 - $58,800 30 - 120 $490 $50
    Online $14,700 - $60,210 30 - 120 $490 $50

    Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.

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