• Program Overview

    Explore Our Online Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems

    Stevenson University Online’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program is designed for working adult students interested in pursuing or advancing their technical career in support of organizations. Employers are seeking highly-skilled professionals who know how to utilize technology to improve the organization’s competitive edge. The program consists of core courses in applied programming, network, and database design followed by an in-depth career-focused track in software design or network design. The in-depth practical application of computer technology prepares graduates to succeed in the workplace as a well-versed technology professional. Many graduates of this bachelor’s degree program elect to continue their education at the graduate level by pursuing a Master's in Business and Technology Management or in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. CIS students will develop a portfolio of essential skills valued by employers. They will become problem solvers who know how to think analytically, assess business problems, and design the best technology solutions.

    Network Design Track

    Organizations today depend on complex multi-vendor technology infrastructures and highly skilled technical staff to support day-to-day operations. The CIS network design track prepares graduates with a blend of experience in leading Microsoft, UNIX, Linux, and Cisco technologies. Students take courses in Windows, UNIX, and Linux server administration, network security, e-mail server and web server administration, Cisco routing, wireless networks, and mobile communication systems. There are essential technology skills for the IT network professional.

    Software Design Track

    Software applications are developed for commercial off-the-shelf use or to solve specific internal organizational problems. The process consists of requirements analysis, data gathering, software design, coding, testing, and maintenance. The CIS software design track prepares graduates with end-to-end practical experience in the design, development, and deployment of software solutions for the workplace. Students take courses in leading programming languages including C#, JAVA, ASP.NET, and Python, using high value systems development tools such as Microsoft’s Visual Studio. This is a high-growth IT career field for those skilled in these cutting-edge technologies.

    Careers for Computer Information Systems Graduates

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

    Some of the Courses You Could Take

    • IS 201 Management Information Systems    
    • IS 231 Network Technologies
    • IS 235 Advanced Windows Server Architecture & Administration
    • IS 349 Service-Oriented Architecture and Dynamic Web Development
    • IS 380 Information Security for the Organization

    Many CIS graduates elect to continue their education at the graduate level at Stevenson University Online by pursuing a Master's in Business and Technology Management or in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics.

  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application. 
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work.
    • At least 30 transferable credits.
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • At least two years of professional work experience.
    • Personal statement.
    Tuition Rate Partnership Standard
    Per Credit $360.00 $450.00
    Per Course (3-Credits) $1,080.00 $1,350.00
    • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
    • We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify.
    • Students are eligible to transfer up to 70-credit hours from a community college or up to 90-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Through Stevenson University’s Credit for Prior Learning Program, undergraduate students are eligible to earn up to 30 credits for what they have learned through their previous work and life experiences. Stevenson University Online offers several options for assessing and awarding college credit for prior learning. For more information, visit our Credit for Prior Learning page.