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Today’s employers are seeking highly skilled technology professionals who know how to use technology to improve the organization’s competitive edge. Stevenson’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems is designed for those seeking a technical career in support of organizations.
The Computer Information Systems major consists of core courses in applied programming, networking, and database design followed by an in-depth career-focused track. Many graduates of this program continue their education by pursuing a master’s degree in Digital Transformation and Innovation or Forensic Studies.
In 2014, our program became one of only six undergraduate programs, in the nation, to earn “The National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence” accreditation by Defense Cyber Crime Center (CD3.)
Graduates of the Computer Information Systems program will:
- Articulate technology skills learned and applied during academic career.
- Perform those information technology tasks essential to chosen career path in application, network, or database design.
- Communicate with confidence and clarity technology ideas in team meetings and public forums.
- Demonstrate a professional competency in research, analysis, and business writing.
- Converse in the languages of application, network, and database design.
- Assess business problems using analytical and critical thought processes to identify the best technology solution.
- Pursue an IT career as a well-rounded technology professional, able to leverage talents and interests.
Stevenson Computer Information Systems
Connection to Career
- Baltimore Research
- CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield of Maryland
- Department of Defense
- EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
- State of Maryland
- Social Security Administration
- U.S. Department of Labor
- US Army National Guard
- Full Sail University
- Stevenson University
- Database Administration
- Information Security
- Systems Development
- Web Administration
Connection to Career
CIS Student Adam Glinowiecki talks about Stevenson’s program and the opportunities that came from it. Adam recently started working at Cienna as a Cybersecurity Analyst.
Study Computer Information Systems at Stevenson
The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in computer information systems. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).
Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
|FYS 100||First Year Seminar||1 credit|
|IS 135||MS Office Applications||3 credits|
|IS 140||Information Systems Architecture and Design||3 credits|
|IS 150||Relational Database Design & SQL with MS Access||3 credits|
|IS 170||Systems Development with UML||3 credits|
|IS 201||Management Information Systems||3 credits|
|IS 231||Network Technologies||3 credits|
|IS 232||TCP and IP Communication Protocols for Windows and UNIX||3 credits|
|IS 235||Advanced Windows Server Architecture & Administration||3 credits|
|IS 240||Programming Concepts||3 credits|
|IS 260||Presentation Theory and Application||3 credits|
|IS 320||Human-Computer Interaction||3 credits|
|IS 345||Java Programming||3 credits|
|IS 350||IS Internship||3 credits|
|IS 365||Writing for IS Applications||3 credits|
|IS 431||Exchange Server & Messaging Systems||3 credits|
|IS 432||Network Security-Firewalls, IDS, and Counter Measures||3 credits|
|IS 444||Wireless Application Development||3 credits|
|IS 480||Technology Law||3 credits|
|MGT 210||Business Writing||3 credits|
Take any two of the following business electives
Minors and Other Options
Minor in Information Systems
The minor in information systems requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with an IS prefix. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Please see an academic advisor for more information. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.
The BS/MS option is available for students majoring in computer information systems who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework with work toward a master’s degree in one of Stevenson’s graduate programs. Students choosing this option may earn their master’s degree in as little as one year after their bachelor’s degree. Interested students must formally apply for entrance into a BS/MS option in their junior year. Once admitted into this program, students develop an educational plan in consultation with their undergraduate and graduate advisors. For more information on this program see the Stevenson University Online Catalog.
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