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Earn a Degree that Leads to a Full Spectrum of Career Opportunities

Choose from a variety of concentrations available in business analysis, cyber security, data analytics, health informatics or software development. Or you can create a custom concentration that allows you to use transfer credits and/or credits for prior life experience.

Graduates of the program will be skilled in the following areas:

  • Analysis, design and construction of solutions to simple and complex problems
  • Evaluation, selection and application of methods and software tools to meet organizational needs
  • Communication of ideas through oral presentations, written documents and software documentation
  • Working effectively as a member of a team to complete a project under project management direction
  • Articulation and application of personal and organizational values within the context of professional codes of ethics
  • Researching, learning and applying new technologies and/or methodologies.

Computer Information Systems (CIS) graduates are prepared for a variety of IT-related careers, from app developer, to business analyst, to cybersecurity analyst. And, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for Software Developers with a bachelor’s degree is $107,000.

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This program gives you the opportunity to study many different areas in computer science, preparing you for a variety of jobs in the technology industry.

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Degree Details

Tuition

Are You Looking for a Face-to-Face (on-campus) Experience?

St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.

Are You Looking for a 100% Online or Hybrid Experience?

St. Scholastica is committed to providing adult students highly competitive tuition for all programs. This exceptional value for a comprehensive educational experience will allow you to advance in your career.

Curriculum

Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

Major

Computer Information Systems (BA)
Computer Information Systems (BS)

Minor

Internships

Students complete real-world projects for actual clients as part of this program. In addition, all Computer Information Systems (CIS) majors are required to complete an internship. The department has developed partnerships with many innovative companies in the Duluth and Twin Cities areas. St. Scholastica students have developed a reputation for high-quality performance in many area businesses.

Career Outlook

Computer Information Systems (CIS) graduates are prepared for a variety of computer-related careers which according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics are all expected to grow faster than average from 2019-2029.

  • Software Developers: 22% increase with an average salary of $107,000
  • Cybersecurity Analyst: 31% increase with an average salary of $99,000
  • Systems Analyst: 7% increase with an average salary of $90,000
  • Database Administrator: 10% increase with an average salary of $93,000

St. Scholastica graduates find work as software developers, database specialists and system analysts. An increasing number of graduates are working for computer consulting firms, while others are managing information systems of large and small organizations.

Admission Information

Visit our admissions page for information about transcripts, online application, international admissions and financing.

Eligibility

New Student
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for entrance into the college

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

Returning Students

A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.

Application Deadlines

Are You Looking for a Face-to-Face (on-campus) Experience?

Students applying for the fall semester have two application timelines to choose from – Early Action (Nov. 15) and Regular Decision (Feb. 1). Both options are completely free and deposits are fully refundable until May 1. We will accept applications for fall semester through the end of August.

Are You Looking for a 100% Online or Hybrid Experience?

Most of our online and hybrid programs operate on a rolling admission basis – allowing you to apply anytime. Once your application and other necessary documents are received, we will forward them to the appropriate department for review.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.