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Computer Information Systems Minor

Gain a greater understanding of how to use information technology as a solution to various business problems. At the University of Central Missouri, our Computer Information Systems (CIS) minor will provide you with knowledge and skills related to the design, development, implementation and maintenance of information systems in various business operations. You’ll cultivate fundamental software development and network system administration skills that equip you to contribute to information technology initiatives — or help you better communicate with those who do.

Take CIS minor courses in person or online

Add a CIS minor to your undergraduate studies in a way that works for you. You can take all of these program courses online or at our Warrensburg or Lee’s Summit campuses, just 30 to 45 minutes from Kansas City.

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In-person classes on two campuses

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100% online option available

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About 20 students per class

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Enhance your major to gain tech skills

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Access UCM’s labs as needed

What you will study

As a Computer Information Systems minor at the University of Central Missouri, you’ll build a hands-on foundation in Visual C#, web application development and networking — with the option to extend your undergraduate studies in database management or systems analysis and design. You’ll also gain a fundamental background in business processes through accounting courses.

Your CIS minor program courses will enable you to apply what you learn to relevant problems that affect business operations. Gain a diverse background in computing technologies and how to use them in business settings through courses such as:

  • Business Information Management GE
  • Principles of Data Communications and Local Area Networking
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Analysis and Design of Computer Information Systems


Excellence in Computer Information Systems

  • #1: Most Popular Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri (College Factual, 2022)
  • Top 4%: Most Focused Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences (College Factual, 2022)
  • Top 15%: Most Popular Colleges for Computer Information Systems (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in computer information systems

Putting your learning into action is at the heart of UCM’s Computer Information Systems minor. You’ll gain ample hands-on opportunities as you learn more about the fundamentals of computer networking and programming, as well as database and systems design. 

You can also apply your knowledge and skills through:

  • Student activities: Whether you join the Computer Information and Systems Analytics Organization or one of UCM’s other 185+ clubs and organizations, you’ll have countless opportunities to take on leadership roles, enjoy new and exciting learning experiences and connect with fellow classmates.
  • Guest speakers: Learn more about careers in computer information systems by hearing from experts in the field. Each year, UCM hosts a Big Data Analytics series. You’ll learn firsthand from experienced CIS professionals what techniques, tips and tools you’ll need to be successful in your own career.


What can you do with a Computer Information Systems minor from UCM?

Our Computer Information Systems minor will prepare you for high-demand jobs such as computer systems analyst, computer support specialist, database administrator and network and computer systems administrator. Students who complete this minor, along with a related bachelor’s degree program, also go on to pursue various master’s programs, including UCM’s master’s degree in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology

Discover a career in a growing field

Learn more about how Computer Information Systems program coursework can help you fulfill your career goals. Explore job options and salary expectations using the interactive tool below.




Financial assistance options for our Computer Information Systems program

The University of Central Missouri has some of the lowest tuition rates and fees in the state. We also have many ways to help you finance your college education when you combine the CIS minor with a bachelor’s degree.

Learn more about our general and program-specific scholarships by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.



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Explore programs related to computer information systems.

A minor is a great way to gain additional knowledge and skills to prepare for your career. Consider these other minors offered at UCM:



The BSBA Computer Information Systems is accredited by Computing Accreditation Commision of ABET

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