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Solving challenges through information 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 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.)

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.


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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.



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 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

Take three of the following upper level courses:

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

Take any two of the following Business electives:

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.

Network Design Track

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

Software Design Track

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
Tracks and Minors

Tracks and Minors


Network Design Track

Upon completion of the network design track, graduates will be able to:

  • Assess business problems and implement the best network solution. Apply knowledge of operating systems to construct various networking environments.
  • Design messaging systems for problem reporting and resolution.
  • Formulate secure network infrastructures in efficient topologies.
  • Implement integrated voice and data services.

Software Design Track

Upon completion of the software design track, graduates will be able to:

  • Assess business problems and select and implement the best programming language environment. 
  • Formulate software solutions for the desktop computing platform. 
  • Design software solutions for the Internet. 
  • Integrate database solutions with web and desktop applications. 
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A minor in 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. 

BS/MS Option

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