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

CIS students working with the prfessor in a computer lab

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

  • Preparation for work in a variety of IT-related careers
  • 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.
  • 100 percent online format, complete the program in 2-3 years* depending on transfer credits
  • 128 total program credits

Tuition: $395/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2019-20 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change. View 2018-19 tuition rates.

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

The 100 percent online Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science 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.

Computer Information Systems (CIS) graduates are prepared for a variety of IT-related careers, from web development to systems analysis to software engineering. And, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, graduates with a computer science major earned the highest starting salaries in 2013. 

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 of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. 

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  • Helen Maves

    "The CIS program at The College of St. Scholastica gives you the opportunity to study many different areas in computer science, preparing you for a variety of jobs in the technology industry. It is a wonderful program that stays up-to-date, in a fast-moving world."

    – Helen Maves, '18

  • "I’m a completely different person because of St. Scholastica; I have a sense of purpose, a sense of direction and a real sense of myself"

    – Hope Haugstad, '16

  • Leo Alcantar

    "I really like the program I’m in at St. Scholastica — it mixes the liberal arts with technical studies, which broadens the worldview of students. Especially in the technology field, if you learn about other areas and communities, it gives you ideas about what you should create."

    – Leo Alcantar


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