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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

On-campus Undergraduate Program

  • Face-to-face classes on our Duluth campus
  • Apply system technologies to solve organizational problems

Bachelor’s Degree Online Program

  • 100% online format
  • Earn your bachelor’s degree in as little as two years

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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


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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.




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 2022-2032.

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.

Application Deadlines

On-campus Undergraduate Programs

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 June 1. We will accept applications for fall semester through the end of August.

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs

Most of our hybrid and 100% online 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.


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.

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CIS vs. CS — Which Program is Right For You?

As a Computer Information Systems (CIS) professional, you’ll build hands-on skills to use computer systems, algorithms and software to make real-world business decisions. Alternatively, Computer Science (CS) professionals focus on the theory and mathematics of computer functions to develop technology solutions and software.

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.