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 business and technology management 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.)
Whether your career goal is in software development, cyber security, or network design and support, Stevenson's Computer Information Systems degree will prepare you to become a confident communicator in the corporate boardroom as well as an asset to the company's IT department.
Graduates of our Computer Information Systems program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:
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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 and 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 240||Programming Concepts||3 credits|
|IS 260||Presentation Theory and Application||3 credits|
|IS 350||IS Internship||3 credits|
|IS 365||Writing for IS Applications||3 credits|
|MGT 210||Business Writing||3 credits|
|IS 301||Principles of E-Commerce||3 credits|
|IS 320||Human-Computer Interaction||3 credits|
|IS 380||Information Security for the Organization||3 credits|
|IS 475||Special Topics in Information Systems||3 credits|
|IS 480||Technology Law||3 credits|
|IS 481||Project and Knowledge Management||3 credits|
|ACC 140||Financial Accounting|
|MGT 204||Principles of Management|
|MKT 206||Principles of Marketing|
|One 300-400 level INBUS, MGT, or MKT course|
Students must choose and complete the seven courses for one of the tracks listed below.
|IS 232||TCP and IP Communication Protocols for Windows and UNIX||3 credits|
|IS 235||Advanced Windows Server Architecture and Administration||3 credits|
|IS 331||Cisco TCP and IP Routing||3 credits|
|IS 332||High Speed Broadband Networks||3 credits|
|IS 335||Wireless LANs and Mobile Communication Systems||3 credits|
|IS 431||Exchange Server and Messaging Systems||3 credits|
|IS 432||Network Security - Firewalls, IDS, and Counter Measures||3 credits|
|IS 241||C# Object Oriented Programming||3 credits|
|IS 252||Advanced SQL Query Design with Oracle and SQL Server||3 credits|
|IS 343||Web Architecture and Design Technologies||3 credits|
|IS 345||JAVA Programming||3 credits|
|IS 348||Advanced Business Applications||3 credits|
|IS 349||Service-Oriented Architecture and Dynamic Web Development||3 credits|
|IS 444||Wireless Application Development||3 credits|
Upon completion of the network design track, graduates will be able to:
Upon completion of the software design track, graduates will be able to:
A minor in Information Systems is available. 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.