Computer Information Systems

Bachelor of Science
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Focus on analyzing, designing, and developing information technology to help find business solutions with this Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. You will develop a background in computer hardware and software, including an emphasis on data communication, systems software, and databases. You will also develop the ability to apply an ethical perspective and emphasize security in your designs. Once you have developed this background, your program will culminate in a long-term, hands-on project experience, spanning from proposal to implementation.


  • A challenging and supportive academic environment
  • Cohort groups meet face-to-face one night a week
  • Cohorts of 12-20 adults progress through the program together
  • Experienced university faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
  • Students come from a variety of workplaces and cultural backgrounds

Career opportunities

Technology is one of the fast growing job sectors, and demand for technologists in the Central Valley is projected to grow as much as 40 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With a degree in computer information systems, you’ll be prepared for a variety of careers within information technology. Careers include computer system analysts, computer and information system managers, web developers and database administrators. 

Admission requirements

  • 60 transferable baccalaureate-level units
  • Minimum 2.4 GPA
  • Two years post-secondary experience
  • Application form
  • $40 fee (fee is waived for those attending an information meeting)
  • Official high school transcripts, GED or AA/AS degree

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information

Computer Science (AS-T) to Computer Information Systems, B.S.

BS courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BS major has no lower-division major or co-requisite courses that could be fulfilled by the ADT.
  • This program is offered as evening accelerated

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

Course listing

Suggested Prior Coursework

MATH 140Pre-Calculus Credits4

Note: For more information on General Education requirements, please see General Education Degree Completion Students

Required Courses

BIB 314Jesus and the Christian Community Credits3
BIB 453Biblical Perspectives for Technology Services Credits3
CIS 302Discrete Structures Credits3
CIS 312Introduction to Computer Information Systems Credits3
CIS 320Computer Programming for Information Systems Credits3
CIS 330Operating Systems Credits3
CIS 340Data Communications and Networks Credits3
CIS 352Systems Analysis and Design Credits3
CIS 380Database Management Systems Credits3
CIS 390Ethics in Computing Credits3
CIS 440Systems and Network Security Credits3
CIS 457Information Systems Project Management Credits3
CIS 480Application Development with Database Credits3
CIS 490Computer Information Systems Project Credits1