An 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

The B.S. in Computer Information Systems degree provides a balance of course work and lab work, introducing information technology students to computer hardware, software, system design and communications. 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. Both on-campus and online computer information systems courses are offered.

Our B.S. in Computer Information Systems is designed for professionals who want to play a role in systems analysis and design, software engineering, database management, project management, business process design and more.

Participate in an Elite Program

Of the 1,400 information technology programs across the nation, less than 20% are accredited by ABET, a prestigious nonprofit accreditation body. We are pleased that the Computer Information Systems degree is one of only 35 in the nation accredited in Information Systems by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The information systems degree can be completed 100% online through our online courses. Please see the Prerequisite and Sequence Map for Curriculum for this technology degree to learn more.

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 School of Computer & Information Sciences.* 
Learn how you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

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

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 its solution.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  4. Work on teams in face-to-face and/or virtual environments
  5. Understand professional, ethical, legal, and social issues and responsibilities relevant to Information Technology.
  6. Communicate with organization stakeholders using effective communication, project management, and decision-making skills.
  7. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  8. Maintain technical competency in the face of rapid changes in the field of Information Technology.
  9. Apply Information Technology knowledge using current tools, techniques and skills to organizational systems.
  10. Understand 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: 28 credit hours
    Upper division course requirements: 30 credit hours
    Optional minor: 12 credit hours
    General electives: 13 credit hours (if minor is selected); 25 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

    General Undergraduate Core Requirements (45 credit hours)

    Oral Communication Skills (3 credit hours): COM 210, COM 211
    English Composition (3 credit hours): EN 203
    Advanced Oral or Written Communication (3 credit hours): COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475
    Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours)
    • Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours) (3 credit hours)
    • Literature/Humanities Elective (3 credit hours) Any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437)
    Global Issues (6 credit hours): 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 446, SO 469F, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 450, RC 458, RC 459

    Social Sciences (6 credit hours): 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

    Mathematics (3 credit hours) 
    • (College-level algebra or higher)
    • MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, all 300-400 level MT courses 
    Natural Sciences (3 credit hours): SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, all CN, CIS or CS courses 
    Philosophy (6 credit hours): All PL courses
    Religious Studies (6 credit hours): All RC, all RS courses 
    Foundational Courses (33 credit hours)
    CIS 300 Foundations of Information Systems
    AC 325 Accounting Principles and Management Concepts
    BA 300 Business Systems in a Sustainable Society
    CIS 318 Ethics for the IT Professional
    CS 361
    Control Structures
    CS 362
    Data Structures
    CIS 325 System Analysis and Design
    CN 311 Systems Architecture
    CIS 445 Database Management
    MT 270 Introduction to Statistics
    MT 320 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
    *Lower division course work acceptable in transfer. 

    Upper Division Major Requirements (30 credit hours)

    CS 432 Modern Software Engineering
    CS 434 Object-Oriented Programming using Java
    CIS 448 Information Technology Project Management
    CIS 455 Management Information Systems
    CIS 458 Business Process Management
    CIS 461 Business Analytics
    CIS 463 E-Commerce Technology Management
    CIS 464 Enterprise Systems
    CIS 465 IS Strategy, Management & Acquistion 
    CIS 493 Senior Capstone

    Optional Minor

    0-12 credit hours

    General Electives (8-20 credit hours)

    If a minor is completed: 8 credit hours 
    If a minor is not completed: 20 credit hours 
    TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 128 credit hours

    Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

    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.

    Apply Now!

    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 for Professional Studies 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

    Applicants who do not meet each of these requirements may submit a letter of exception to the Assistant Dean of the school in which the applicant seeks to enroll. The letter should describe the applicant's goals and substantiate his/her ability to be successful at Regis University. Download guidelines for work experience admission appeal.

    Application Process:

    1. Complete the undergraduate application form online
    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:

    • Online application form
    • 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
    Fall 8W1 - 2014 August 25, 2014
    Fall 5W1 - 2014 August 25, 2014
    Fall 5W2 - 2014 September 29, 2014
    Fall 8W2 - 2014 October 20, 2014
    Fall 5W3 - 2014 November 3, 2014
    Spring 8W1 - 2015 January 5, 2015

    Tuition

    2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

    Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
    Classroom $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50
    Online $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50

    2013-2014 Academic Year Tuition: Through Summer 2014

    Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
    Classroom $13,100 - $55,730 30 - 128 $435 $50
    Online $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50

    Directed study costs $460 per credit hour.

    Please note: Additional fees may apply to students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.