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

    Listed below are the required courses for completion of the degree in Computer Information Systems at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

    This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

    CPS: Undergraduate Core

    Advncd Oral/Written

    The course descriptions for the above mentioned class could not be found. Please contact Academic Records & Registration at 303-458-4126 with questions. Some additional course information is available and shown here.

    (3SH)
    COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475

    English Composition

    The course descriptions for the above mentioned class could not be found. Please contact Academic Records & Registration at 303-458-4126 with questions. Some additional course information is available and shown here.

    EN 203 (3SH)

    Global Issues

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    Global Issues (6SH)

    HU 366 - Leading Lives That Matter

    Provides an opportunity to explore the question, "How ought we to live?" in light of educational and professional goals within the context of the Jesuit tradition.

    Literature/Hum

    The course descriptions for the above mentioned class could not be found. Please contact Academic Records & Registration at 303-458-4126 with questions. Some additional course information is available and shown here.

    Literature/Humanities (3SH)

    Mathematics

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    MT 201, MT 204, MT 270 (3SH)

    Natural Science

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    Natural Science (3SH)

    Oral Communication

    The course descriptions for the above mentioned class could not be found. Please contact Academic Records & Registration at 303-458-4126 with questions. Some additional course information is available and shown here.

    COM 210 or COM 211 (3SH)

    Philosophy

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    All PL courses (6SH)

    Religious Studies

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    all RC and RS courses (6SH)

    Social Science

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    Social Science (6SH)

    Computer Information Systems Foundational

    AC 325 - Accounting Principles & Mgmt Concepts

    Introduces accounting principles, procedures and reports used in business decision-making. Focuses on tools to determine cost, profitability, and equity; manage cash; assess business performance; plan for future operations; and examine key ethics issues. This course may not be substituted for AC 320A and AC 320B, although students may elect to take AC 320A and AC 320B in place of AC 325. In addition, AC 325 does not meet the pre-requisite requirements for the MSA programs, but may meet the pre-requisite requirement for the MBA program with permission of the Academic Advisor.

    BA 300 - Business Systms in a Sustainable Society

    Applies individual skills in a systems approach to business, probes individual and organizational functional dependencies, and responsibility to internal and external stakeholders in the context of social responsibility, sustainable growth, and the Jesuit world view questioning 'How ought we to live?'

    CIS 318 - Ethics for the IT Professional

    Focuses on ethical problems that arise in the Information Technology world. Explores the areas of IT crime, privacy, intellectual property, software development, and employer/employee issues. Introduces the codes of ethics for various IT professional associations and organizations.

    CIS 425

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    (3SH)

    CIS 445 - Database Management

    Introduces the theory of database design. Discusses techniques of database systems implementation, physical file organization, data integrity, security techniques, and management of the database environment. Explores data structures used in databases, database management, and data communications.

    Pre-requisite: CS*362

    Cross listing(s): CS 445 CIS 445.

    CS 208 - Computer Science Fundamentals

    Provides an introduction to Computer Science/Computer Information Systems. Includes numbering systems, mathematical and logical binary operations, basic concepts of computer organization, and operating systems. Introduces systems analysis and design, management information systems, databases, networking, assembly and high-level language program development environments.

    CS 361 - Control Structures

    Develops a precise and logical methodology for problem solving and reducing solutions to algorithmic format. Introduces the concepts and methodologies of structured programming and design. Demonstrates the uses, abuses, and best practices of sequential, selection, iterative, recursive, and subprogram control structures. NOTE: Credit may be awarded for CS 241 or CS 361, not both.

    Cross listing(s): CS 241.

    CS 362 - Data Structures

    Combines concepts discussed in CS 361, computer programming and design, with structural programming and design. Examines data structures including arrays, structures, linked lists, queues, stacks, file organization along with file processing and algorithms used in problem solving. Emphasizes sound programming practices. NOTE: Credit may be awarded for CS 362 or CS 341, not both.

    Pre-requisite: CS*361

    Cross listing(s): CS 341.

    MT 270 - Introduction to Statistics

    Presents standard topics in introductory statistics for students whose major is not mathematics. Topics include descriptive statistic, probability distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation and other topics.

    Cross listing(s): BA CITI MT 270C.

    MT 320 - Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

    Introduces mathematical tools used by computer scientists with an emphasis on developing problems solving abilities. Topics include machine logic, set theory, Boolean algebra, mathematical induction, and data structures.

    Pre-requisite: MT*201

    Computer Information Systems Upper Division

    CIS 448 - Info. Technology Project Management

    Introduces management of Information Technology projects, including management of personnel resources and materials resources. Techniques for establishing goals and realistic timelines for delivery of an Information Technology project are also implemented.

    CIS 455 - Management Information Systems

    Explores organizational and technical theories of management information systems. Provides a framework for management theory and organization theory. Examines management information system technology and its physical and logical components. Introduces decision support and expert systems.

    CIS 457 - Business Process Reengineering

    Introduces the main concepts underlying Business Process Reengineering (BPR). Covers the capabilities of inter-organizational information systems aimed at streamlining and integrating supply chains, explains the enabling role or information technology (IT), and demonstrates the application of IT capabilities over the redesign of inter-organizational business processes.

    Pre-requisite: TAKE CIS*425;

    CIS 460 - Decision Support Systems

    Studies decision support systems representing recent advances in computer-based information systems. Studies how the decision support system differs from earlier information systems. Analyzes the historic development of information systems and the design and the implementation of decision support systems. Assesses decision support systems from the user's perspective.

    CIS 463 - E-Commerce Technology Management

    Introduces concepts of electronic commerce and technologies employed. Covers catalysts for e-commerce (B2B and B2C), the convergence of technological challenges, legal and regulatory frameworks, behavior and educational challenges, organization and business barriers, and strategies for e-commerce.

    Pre-requisite: CIS*455

    CIS 493 - Senior Capstone

    Provides the culminating experience of the major, focusing on integration and application of theory. Must be completed as graded course work at Regis University.

    Cross listing(s): CN 493 CS 493.

    CS 432 - Modern Software Engineering

    Introduces modern software engineering using the object-oriented paradigm. Develops and object model for use in object-oriented analysis, design, and programming. Topics include object modeling, UML, object-oriented analysis and design.

    Pre-requisite: TAKE CS*208 CS*362;

    CS 434 - Object-Oriented Programming Using Java

    Introduces the Java programming language and application of object-oriented programming principles to the solution of contemporary software engineering problems, including Graphical User interfaces, Design Patterns, and Platform-Based Development (tablets, smart phones, and servers).

    Pre-requisite: TAKE CS*208 CS*362;

    CS 450 - Data Networks

    Provides the concepts and terminology of data communications and network design. Includes transmission techniques, network topologies, protocols, security network control and network architectures.

    Pre-requisite: TAKE CS*208 CS*362;

    Course Descriptions

    Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

    AC 325 Accounting Principles & Mgmt Concepts (3.00)

    Introduces accounting principles, procedures and reports used in business decision-making. Focuses on tools to determine cost, profitability, and equity; manage cash; assess business performance; plan for future operations; and examine key ethics issues. This course may not be substituted for AC 320A and AC 320B, although students may elect to take AC 320A and AC 320B in place of AC 325. In addition, AC 325 does not meet the pre-requisite requirements for the MSA programs, but may meet the pre-requisite requirement for the MBA program with permission of the Academic Advisor.

    BA 300 Business Systms in a Sustainable Society (3.00)

    Applies individual skills in a systems approach to business, probes individual and organizational functional dependencies, and responsibility to internal and external stakeholders in the context of social responsibility, sustainable growth, and the Jesuit world view questioning 'How ought we to live?'

    CIS 206 Business Software Applications (3.00)

    Introduces software typically used in business or professional environments. Emphasizes the application of software tools to business needs.

    Cross listing(s): BA 206 CS 206.

    CIS 300 Foundations of Information Technology (3.00)

    Introduction to contemporary information technology and information systems concepts. Focuses on people, software, hardware, data, and communication technologies, and how these components can be integrated and managed to create business competitive advantage.

    CIS 313 Introduction to Database Concepts (3.00)

    Introduces database concepts and technology. Enables the student to become a knowledgeable end-user of database management systems and to appreciate the roles of database designers, managers, and administrators. Provides an understanding of the usage of databases in the information system of an organization. Topics include entity-relationship models, logical and physical database designs, queries, SQL, transaction processing, concurrency control, recovery techniques, and emerging trends in database systems.

    CIS 318 Ethics for the IT Professional (3.00)

    Focuses on ethical problems that arise in the Information Technology world. Explores the areas of IT crime, privacy, intellectual property, software development, and employer/employee issues. Introduces the codes of ethics for various IT professional associations and organizations.

    CIS 325 Systems Analysis and Design (3.00)

    Studies the analysis and design of computer based information systems. Considers transformation processes and comprehensive design. Includes advanced technology, emphasizing expert and knowledge-based systems. Considers human resources, communications and computers in a systems framework.

    CIS 445 Database Management (3.00)

    Introduces the theory of database design. Discusses techniques of database systems implementation, physical file organization, data integrity, security techniques, and management of the database environment. Explores data structures used in databases, database management, and data communications.

    Pre-requisite: CS*362

    Cross listing(s): CS 445 CIS 445.

    CIS 448 Info. Technology Project Management (3.00)

    Introduces management of Information Technology projects, including management of personnel resources and materials resources. Techniques for establishing goals and realistic timelines for delivery of an Information Technology project are also implemented.

    CIS 455 Management Information Systems (3.00)

    Explores organizational and technical theories of management information systems. Provides a framework for management theory and organization theory. Examines management information system technology and its physical and logical components. Introduces decision support and expert systems.

    CIS 457 Business Process Reengineering (3.00)

    Introduces the main concepts underlying Business Process Reengineering (BPR). Covers the capabilities of inter-organizational information systems aimed at streamlining and integrating supply chains, explains the enabling role or information technology (IT), and demonstrates the application of IT capabilities over the redesign of inter-organizational business processes.

    Pre-requisite: TAKE CIS*425;

    CIS 458 Business Process Management (3.00)

    Introduces key concepts and approaches to business process management and improvement. Examines how to identify, document, model, assess, and improve core business processes. Hands-on experience with SAP ERP software.

    Pre-requisite: TAKE CIS*325;

    CIS 460 Decision Support Systems (3.00)

    Studies decision support systems representing recent advances in computer-based information systems. Studies how the decision support system differs from earlier information systems. Analyzes the historic development of information systems and the design and the implementation of decision support systems. Assesses decision support systems from the user's perspective.

    CIS 461 Business Intelligence (3.00)

    Introduces business intelligence techniques for transforming structured/unstructured data into meaningful information in order to gain competitive advantage. Explores the managerial, strategic and technical issues associated with developing/deploying business intelligence and analytics solutions.

    Pre-requisite: TAKE CIS*455, CS*445 OR CIS*313;

    CIS 463 E-Commerce Technology Management (3.00)

    Introduces concepts of electronic commerce and technologies employed. Covers catalysts for e-commerce (B2B and B2C), the convergence of technological challenges, legal and regulatory frameworks, behavior and educational challenges, organization and business barriers, and strategies for e-commerce.

    Pre-requisite: CIS*455

    CIS 464 Enterprise Systems (3.00)

    Provides an understanding of the managerial/technical issues in planning, designing, and implementing enterprise systems. Demonstrates the integration of information and business processes across functional areas into a unified system. Hands-on experience with SAP ERP software.

    Pre-requisite: CIS*455

    CIS 480 Managing Tech for Business Strategies (3.00)

    Provides executive perspective on management information systems, systems analysis and database management. Develops an understanding of strategic issues underlying information systems technical issues in developing systems. Covers strategic issues related to critical business success factors. Includes information's role in competition, industry leadership, and business planning. Covers alternative development methods and addresses issues of databases, projected management, and functional management. NOTE: Not for CIS majors.

    Cross listing(s): BA 479 CS 480.

    CIS 493 Senior Capstone (3.00)

    Provides the culminating experience of the major, focusing on integration and application of theory. Must be completed as graded course work at Regis University.

    Cross listing(s): CN 493 CS 493.

    CS 208 Computer Science Fundamentals (3.00)

    Provides an introduction to Computer Science/Computer Information Systems. Includes numbering systems, mathematical and logical binary operations, basic concepts of computer organization, and operating systems. Introduces systems analysis and design, management information systems, databases, networking, assembly and high-level language program development environments.

    CS 361 Control Structures (3.00)

    Develops a precise and logical methodology for problem solving and reducing solutions to algorithmic format. Introduces the concepts and methodologies of structured programming and design. Demonstrates the uses, abuses, and best practices of sequential, selection, iterative, recursive, and subprogram control structures. NOTE: Credit may be awarded for CS 241 or CS 361, not both.

    Cross listing(s): CS 241.

    CS 362 Data Structures (3.00)

    Combines concepts discussed in CS 361, computer programming and design, with structural programming and design. Examines data structures including arrays, structures, linked lists, queues, stacks, file organization along with file processing and algorithms used in problem solving. Emphasizes sound programming practices. NOTE: Credit may be awarded for CS 362 or CS 341, not both.

    Pre-requisite: CS*361

    Cross listing(s): CS 341.

    CS 432 Modern Software Engineering (3.00)

    Introduces modern software engineering using the object-oriented paradigm. Develops and object model for use in object-oriented analysis, design, and programming. Topics include object modeling, UML, object-oriented analysis and design.

    Pre-requisite: TAKE CS*208 CS*362;

    CS 434 Object-Oriented Programming Using Java (3.00)

    Introduces the Java programming language and application of object-oriented programming principles to the solution of contemporary software engineering problems, including Graphical User interfaces, Design Patterns, and Platform-Based Development (tablets, smart phones, and servers).

    Pre-requisite: TAKE CS*208 CS*362;

    CS 450 Data Networks (3.00)

    Provides the concepts and terminology of data communications and network design. Includes transmission techniques, network topologies, protocols, security network control and network architectures.

    Pre-requisite: TAKE CS*208 CS*362;

    MSCC 610 Information Technology Concepts (3.00)

    Introduces information systems concepts, architectures, and technologies. Emphasizes information systems resources needed to meet organizational mission and objectives. Focuses on information systems from business viewpoint including processes, value proposition, and different types of information systems.

    MSCC 697 Information Technology Research Methods (3.00)

    Concentrates on project management, proposal preparation, research and thesis writing. Deliverable include abstract proposal outline and research plan. Students research and develop project proposals that are then approved by the faculty.

    Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCC*610;

    MT 270 Introduction to Statistics (3.00)

    Presents standard topics in introductory statistics for students whose major is not mathematics. Topics include descriptive statistic, probability distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation and other topics.

    Cross listing(s): BA CITI MT 270C.

    MT 320 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (3.00)

    Introduces mathematical tools used by computer scientists with an emphasis on developing problems solving abilities. Topics include machine logic, set theory, Boolean algebra, mathematical induction, and data structures.

    Pre-requisite: MT*201

    How to Apply

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    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
    Spring 5W2 - 2014 February 10, 2014
    Spring 8W2 - 2014 March 3, 2014
    Spring 5W3 - 2014 March 17, 2014
    Summer 8W1 - 2014 May 5, 2014
    Summer 5W1 - 2014 May 5, 2014
    Summer 5W2 - 2014 June 9, 2014
    Summer 8W2 - 2014 June 30, 2014
    Summer 5W3 - 2014 July 14, 2014

    Tuition

    Regis University Degree Tuition: B.S. Computer Information Systems

    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 Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.