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Computer Information Systems

Gain a Competitive Edge in Your Career

Learn essential problem-solving skills valued by employers seeking IT professionals.

  • Program Overview

    Develop your portfolio with state-of-the-art technology to improve your place in the job market.

    Our Computer Information Systems program's in-depth practical application of computer technology will prepare you to enter the workplace as that sought-after, well-versed technology professional.

    Overview

    Stevenson University's accelerated bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems is designed for adult students who want to start or enhance their skills in a technical career that improves an organization's competitive edge. As a student in this program, you'll develop a portfolio of essential skills valued by employers and become a problem-solver who knows how to think analytically, assess business problems, and design the best technology solutions. The program also offers you three tracks to choose from: computer forensics, network design, or software design. The Computer Forensics track will give you a solid foundation in computer security culminating with elite skills in computer forensics. The Network Design track will give you a blend of experience in leading Microsoft, UNIX, and Cisco technologies. The Software Design track provides you with end-to-end practical experience in the design, development, and deployment of software solutions for the workplace.

    Most courses are offered either online in an eight-week format or in an eight-week hybrid format where students meet one night per week. Some courses are offered in a 16-week online format. A B.S. to M.S. option is also available for students who wish to combine their bachelor's degree coursework with work for a master's degree in one of Stevenson's graduate programs.

  • Courses

    Courses

    In addition to completing the University's Core Curriculum, students in Computer Information Systems will complete the following courses:

    Major Requirements

    • IS 135 Advanced MS Office Applications
    • IS 140 Information Systems Architecture and Design
    • IS 150 Relational Database Design and SQL with MS Access
    • IS 170 Systems Development with UML
    • IS 201 Management Information Systems
    • IS 231 Network Technologies
    • IS 240 Programming Concepts with Visual Basic.NET
    • Four of the following courses:
      • IS 301 Principles of E-Commerce
      • IS 320 Human Computer Interaction
      • IS 380 Information Security for the Organization
      • IS 480 Technology Law
      • IS 481 Project and Knowledge Management

    Secondary Requirements

    • MGT 210 Business Writing*
    • Two of the following courses:
      • ACC 215 Financial Accounting
      • MGT 204 Principles of Management
      • MKT 206 Principles of Marketing
      • Elective Any 300-400 Level INBUS, MGT or MKT Course

    *Course also fulfills a core requirement

    Tracks

    Students must also complete the courses for one of the following tracks:

    Computer Forensics Track

    Track-Specific Courses

    • IS 232 TCP and IP Communication Protocols for Windows and UNIX
    • IS 235 Advanced Windows Server Architecture & Administration
    • IS 331 Cicso TCP and IP Routing
    • IS 391 Incident Response and Investigation
    • IS 392 Information Systems Forensics internals - Auditing
    • IS 393 Forensic Evidence Collection Tools and Techniques
    • IS 432 Network Security - Firewalls, IDS, and Counter Measures

    Network Design Track

    Track-Specific Courses

    • IS 232 TCP and IP Communication Protocols for Windows and UNIX
    • IS 235 Advanced Windows Server Architecture & Administration
    • IS 331 Cicso TCP and IP Routing
    • IS 332 High Speed Broadband Networks
    • IS 335 Wireless LANs and Mobile Communication Systems
    • IS 431 Exchange Server and Messaging Systems
    • IS 432 Network Security - Firewalls, IDS, and Counter Measures

    Software Design Track

    Track-Specific Courses

    • IS 241 C# Object Oriented Programming
    • IS 252 Advanced SQL Query Design with Oracle & SQL Server
    • IS 343 Web Architecture and Design Technologies
    • IS 345 JAVA Programming
    • IS 348 Advanced Business Applications
    • IS 349 Service-Oriented Architecture and Dynamic Web Development
    • IS 444 Wireless Application Development
  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application.
    • Two years of professional work experience.
    • Official college transcripts from each college previously attended.
    • At least 15 transferable credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Full-Time

    Steven Engorn (1989)
    Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Information Technology, and
    Director of Graduate and Professional Studies Technology
    A.A., Catonsville Community College
    B.S., American University
    M.B.A., Loyola College of Maryland

    Adjunct

    Marie K. Armentrout (2009)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Salisbury State University
    M.S., Stevenson University

    Cary B. Barker (2006)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.A., Shippensburg University
    M.S., Capitol College

    Patrick M. Carroll, Jr. (2005)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., University of Maryland, University College
    M.S, George Washington University

    Tonia Cristino (2010)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Stevenson University
    M.S., Stevenson University

    Nadine W. Edwards (2003)
    Adjunct Professor, Information Technology
    B.S., University of Maryland
    M.Ed., Salisbury University

    William E. Folson (2006)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., University of Maryland, University College

    Esther L. Gunter (2009)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Towson University
    M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Dean L. Horvath (2009)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., The State University of New York
    M.S., University of Maryland
    M.S., Towson University

    Paul Insley (2010)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Stevenson University
    M.S., Stevenson University

    Terrence L. Lillard (2006)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S.E.E., Tuskegee University
    M.B.A., Strayer University

    John J. O'Neill (1976)
    Adjunct Professor, Information Technology
    B.S., Loyola College of Maryland
    M.B.A., Loyola College of Maryland
    M.S., Stevenson University

    David E. Patrick (2004)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S.E., Loyola College of Maryland
    M.S., Towson University

    Karl Schroeder (1999)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute

    Sarena R. Schwartz (2000)
    Adjunct Professor, Information Technology
    B.S., Villa Julie College

    Ronald L. Shaffer, Jr. (2007)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Strayer University
    M.S., Capitol College

    Stephen E. Windsor (2006)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Towson University

    Jinsong Zhang (2008)
    Adjunct Professor, Information Technology
    B.A., Southwest Jiaotong Unviersity, China
    M.A., Southwest Jiaotong Unviersity, China
    Ed.D., West Virginia University

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    Part-time tuition (per credit): $495
    Fees: $125

    If you have earned an Associate's Degree from a Maryland community college, please contact us at 1-877-531-7118 to determine if you are eligible for a tuition discount.

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Why Choose Stevenson?

Dedicated Career Counselor

Stevenson, known for its career focus, makes its extensive career services and training available to its adult graduate and undergraduate students.

Credits for Prior Learning

Our program helps busy adult students accelerate their degree by obtaining credits for their previous work and life experiences.

Educational Alliances

Stevenson has a growing list of with organizations and hospitals in Maryland that provides their employees tuition discounts on Stevenson's graduate and professional programs.

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