Computer Information Systems

Find a Competitive Edge through Technology


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.

Want to go the extra mile? Our Bachelor’s to Master’s Option allows you to graduate with a master’s in as little as five years.

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.

Connection to Career

CIS Student Adam talks about Stevenson’s program and the opportunities that came from it, who recently started working at Cienna as a Cybersecurity Analyst.

Stevenson Computer Information Systems

Career Connections

Internship Placements

  • Baltimore Research
  • CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield of Maryland
  • Department of Defense
  • EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
  • State of Maryland

Top Employers

  • AT&T
  • PayPal
  • Social Security Administration
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • US Army National Guard

Career Pathways

  • Database Administration
  • Information Security
  • Programming
  • Systems Development
  • Web Administration

Meet Our Students & Alumni

A Local and Global Impact

Arman Khan

Computer Information Systems Major, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Minor

“With a powerful combination of theoretical and practical know-how in both technology and entrepreneurship, I aspire to have my own startup in this exciting and ever-evolving field.”

Study Computer Information Systems at Stevenson


The courses in the preview below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. Students must complete all remaining major requirements in addition to the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE) courses.

Course Preview

IS 140Information Systems Architecture and Design3 credits
IS 231Network Technologies3 credits
IS 345Java Programming4 credits
IS 365Writing for IS Applications3 credits
IS 444Wireless Application Development3 credits
IS 480Technology Law3 credits

Academic Catalog

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, and suggested course sequence for Stevenson’s Computer Information Systems program.

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.

Major Requirements

FYS 100First Year Seminar1 credit
IS 135MS Office Applications3 credits
IS 140Information Systems Architecture and Design3 credits
IS 150Relational Database Design & SQL with MS Access3 credits
IS 170Systems Development with UML3 credits
IS 201Management Information Systems3 credits
IS 231Network Technologies3 credits
IS 232TCP and IP Communication Protocols for Windows and UNIX3 credits
IS 235Advanced Windows Server Architecture & Administration3 credits
IS 240Programming Concepts3 credits
IS 260Presentation Theory and Application3 credits
IS 320Human-Computer Interaction3 credits
IS 345Java Programming3 credits
IS 350IS Internship3 credits
IS 365Writing for IS Applications3 credits
IS 431Exchange Server & Messaging Systems3 credits
IS 432Network Security-Firewalls, IDS, and Counter Measures3 credits
IS 444Wireless Application Development3 credits
IS 480Technology Law3 credits
MGT 210Business Writing3 credits

Take any two of the following business electives

ACC 140Financial Accounting3 credits
MGT 204Principles of Management3 credits
MKT 206Principles of Marketing3 credits
One 300-400 level INBUS, MGT or MKT course

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.

Minors at Stevenson

Add a Professional Minor

Open yourself up to additional career paths with one of our professional minors. Each minor is designed to pair with students’ majors to give them additional career options, a competitive edge in the job market, and an opportunity to shape their Stevenson experience to meet their specific career goals. 

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Bachelor’s to Master’s Option

BS/MS options are available for students majoring in Computer Information Systems who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework while working toward a Stevenson University Master’s Degree in one of the following:

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Bachelor’s to Master’s Option

A B.S. to M.S. Option is available for qualified students who are interested in earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. The program is designed to blend seamlessly, providing students with a more powerful education in a shorter period of time.

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