Computer Information Systems

Bachelor of Science

Availability: On-Campus, Online* | Program Length: 120 Hours

This degree program is STEM-coded. International students studying on an F-1 visa may be eligible for 12 months of Optional Practice Training Extension and an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension.

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Program Overview

The Computer Information Systems program is geared towards computer system applications in management situations. Graduates often find careers in cybersecurity, software engineering/development, and related fields.

Coursework builds student proficiency in computing, operating systems, programming languages, website design, tech support, business analysis, networking and data design and infrastructure. The BS Computer information systems degree offers high growth potential as technology is an integral part in serving businesses worldwide.

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Concentration Areas

The BS Computer Information Systems program allows you to pursue a concentration in some of the world's most in-demand career specialties, or generalize without a concentration.

*Note: Online-only degree completion is available for the BS, Computer Information Systems degree without concentration. Other concentrations may require some on-campus instruction.

"I received my Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems in the Fall of 2019. My degree's versatility allows me the opportunity to work in many industries domestically and overseas. I mainly want to stay within the IT industry, such as Apple and Samsung, so I am currently working on my certifications and pursuing my Master's Degree in Information Systems."
Amber Castenada,
BS Computer Information Systems graduate

Gain In-Demand Skills

  • Programming: Achieve expertise in programming languages such as Java, C++, C#, Visual Basic, HTML, CSS and Java Script to create software applications and design websites for businesses. Similarly, become an expert in software development technologies such as Visual Studio and Visio
  • Database Design and Development: Design and develop database applications using SQL and PL/SQL to create and manage databases.
  • Quantitative Communication and Processing: Inspect, clean and model data to create useful information and provide expert solutions.
  • Cybersecurity and Risk Management: Apply security techniques to protect the organizational information assets including business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
  • IT Project Management and Infrastructure: Plan, schedule and manage information technology resources using Microsoft Project. Also, learn to install, configure and maintain Windows- and Linux-based systems including enterprise systems and virtual systems. Design and set up corporate networks using tools such as Wireshark and Packet Tracer.

Ready for a real-world IT career

Average first-year earnings for Texas bachelor's graduates in computer and information sciences entering computer networking support positions was $60,753 (Texas CREWS workforce data). Texas Career Check estimates the employment rate in related professions to grow 14.3%.

Career Opportunities

  • Network Administrator
  • Database Designer / Administrator
  • Application Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • IS/IT Manager
  • Database Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Application Software Developer

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A micro-credential issued by the A&M-Central Texas College of Business Administration gives you a chance to highlight your marketable skills and academic accomplishments. Even if you are not a student in the College of Business Administration, micro-credentials allow you to show future employers that you added valuable business skills and knowledge to your degree. Learn more.

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Transfer Pathways:

The direct & affordable path from your community college to a CIS Bachelor's degree!

A&M-Central Texas offers customized transfer pathways leading to the CIS BS degree for students at these colleges. Don't see your college or degree program? Contact us, and we'll create one for you specifically!

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  • If you are planning to start your study at an A&M-Central Texas partner college, our Transfer Pathways help you identify the specific courses you will need in each semester, from freshman through graduation!
  • If you are already attending an A&M-Central Texas partner college, Transfer Pathways show you the quickest path to a bachelor's degree, with no extra classroom time and no wasted credit hours.
  • If you attend or plan to attend another college, A&M-Central Texas will create a customized pathway just for you, and update it with you each semester as you move toward your degree!
  • Or use one of our transfer guides, which lead you to a degree by showing typical freshman and sophmore classes:
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