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