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Computer Information Systems

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Computer Information Systems?"

Why Major in Computer Information Systems?

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Analyze technology-related, business problems and design solutions by applying appropriate analysis processes, methodologies and tools.
  • Design, develop, and maintain application software, to be deployed on various devices, using suitable software engineering and design methodologies, programming languages, and web-development tools commonly adopted by businesses and other organizations.
  • Design, implement and manage enterprise information technology systems and networks supporting mobile computing platforms, web-sites, and servers.
  • Design, develop, and maintain databases using current database management systems.
  • Design user interaction to facilitate the user’s task and experience.
  • Analyze risks and implement security measures for organizational computing environments.
  • Apply project management skills and use project management software when creating a business solution; work collaboratively with others showing leadership, as appropriate.
  • Use productivity software effectively.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form; participate fully in group discussion and activities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional and ethical expectations in the work place.

Related Career Titles

Area 1: Software Development

Air Traffic Controller Operations Manager
Applications Programmer Marketing Consultant
Artificial Intelligence Developer Network Analyst
Automated Systems Engineer Network Manager
Biomedical Engineer Network Specialist
Business Analyst Public Health Service Computer Specialist
Communications Control Technician Software developer
Computer Graphics Technician Statistician Professor/Educato
Corporate Security Specialist Strategic Analyst
Defense Department Equipment Analyst Systems Analyst
Demographer Systems Auditor
Editor, Technical Journal Systems Programmer
Entrepreneur Technical Information Specialist
Expert Systems Designer Technical Support Representative
Foundation Information Specialist Technical Writer
Genetic Engineer Telecommunications Manager
I.S. Product Manager Training Specialist
Instrumentation/Design Engineer

Area 2: Network Systems Administration

Account Administrator M.I.S. Administrator
Database Administrator Network Administrator
Desktop Administrator Network Account Administrator
Digital Printer Network Integrator
Help Desk/Email Account RF Network Engineer
Implementation Program Manager Senior Network Engineer
I.T. Resource Manager System Administrator
I.T. Consultant Server Engineer
I.S. Analyst Infrastructure Support Technical Analyst
LAN Administrator QA Analyst
Manager Support Services

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Business Software Alliance
Careers-in-Business, LLC
Information Technology Industry Council
International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance)
Internet Alliance
NY Technology Council
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
World Information Technology and Services Alliance
IT Career Net
IT Classified
IT Jobs
IT world
Job 4 You
Software Job Link

Affiliated Organizations

Association for Computing Machinery (UCM)
Association for Information Systems
Association of Information Technology Professionals (UCM)
Beta Alpha Psi (UCM)
Computer and Communications Industry Association
Delta Epsilon Chi (UCM)
Delta Sigma Pi (UCM)
Information Systems Audit and Control Association
International Association of IT Asset Managers
Phi Beta Lambda (UCM)
Students in Free Enterprise (UCM)
The Computing Technology Industry Association
Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

Four-Year Academic Plan

Computer Information Systems Major (Area 1: Software Development), B.S.B.A. Degree
Computer Information Systems Major (Area 2: Networking), B.S.B.A. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me

Valery Johnson
Career Development Coordinator

Clarinda Dir
Career Development Coordinator