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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.

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.


Study Computer Information Systems at Stevenson

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Computer Information Systems Majors

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:

  • Business Analyst
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Network Administrator

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.

Courses and Tracks


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 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

ACC 140 Financial Accounting 3 credits
MGT 204 Principles of Management 3 credits
MKT 206 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
  One 300-400 level INBUS, MGT or MKT course  
Minors and Other Options

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.

BS/MS Option

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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