Computer Information Systems

Bachelor of Computer Information Systems

The Bachelor of Computer Information Systems is a bachelor's degree, similar to the Bachelor of Computer Science, but focused more on practical applications of technology to support organizations while adding value to their offerings. In order to apply technology effectively in this manner, a broad range of disciplines must be covered, such as communications, business, networking, software design, and mathematics.

Some BCIS programs offer minors or concentrations as options to the degree program. Examples of these would include Business Administration or Mathematics minors (UCFV); Software Development, Systems & Networking, or Security concentrations (UCFV); or Business Management, Computer Forensics, Database Management, Information Systems Security, Systems Analysis & Integration, or Web Development & Administration tracks (DeVry). Co-operative education is also sometimes offered as another addition to the degree (UCFV and Okanagan).

Some computer information systems programs have received accreditation from ABET, the recognized U.S. accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. Examples of ABET accredited computer information systems programs include Virginia Commonwealth University, James Madison University and The University of South Carolina Some bachelor's programs in Computer Information Systems programs are offered as part of AACSB-accredited business school curriculum, for example, The CIS program at Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business


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