A scholarship to SUCCEED!

New students who enter the CIS program through the St. Paul campus have an opportunity to take part in the SUCCEED program, a blend of online coursework and face-to-face campus activities and receive a scholarship worth over $4,000! Learn More.

B.A./B.S. in Computer Information Systems (CIS)

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FAST FACTS: B.A./B.S. Computer Information Systems (CIS)

  • Preparation for work in a variety of IT-related careers
  • Concentrations available in healthcare, web design, software engineering or management
  • 100 percent online format, complete the program in fewer than three years (no transfer credits) or fewer than two years (with transfer credits)*
  • 128 total program credits

Tuition: $405/credit*

*This tuition rate is in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year and is subject to change in subsequent years. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on each person's transfer credits and individualized program plan.

Earn a degree that leads to a full spectrum of
career opportunities

We live in the age of the computer. Virtually every industry is affected by computers, including health care, manufacturing, entertainment, transportation and retail sales. Computers have driven each of these industries to be more efficient and more effective. As computing technology becomes more deeply intertwined within our lives, the demand for skilled IT professionals will only increase.

The 100 percent online Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems (CIS) offers students a flexible and convenient path into this rapidly evolving career. 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.

Career outlook

Computer Information Systems (CIS) graduates are prepared for a variety of IT-related careers, from web development to systems analysis to software engineering. In a field as dynamic as Computer Science, your future job may not even exist yet!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for computer network, systems and database administrators is expected to grow by 28 percent over the next decade. This broad category includes web developers, web administrators and other computer-related positions.

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