Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Information Systems, B.S.

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The curriculum provides our majors with expertise in data management and analysis. Working collaboratively with faculty from sciences and business, students will engage with various operating systems and data bases while learning programming and networking and exploring risk and security questions. Courses in mathematics, management, media, law and ethics round out the curriculum, aptly preparing students for versatile careers in the implementation and management of informational computer systems. Internships in regional data management, finance, investment or healthcare corporations provide students with real world experience.

Students completing the B.S. in Computer Information Systems are positioned in this growing field to pursue careers such as desktop administrator, systems administrator, database administrator, network administrator, business analysts, access management, and computer analysts.

Student Learning Outcomes 

Upon graduation, students in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program will: 

  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 
  • Recognize professional responsibilities by making informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles. 
  • Analyze a complex computing problem to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions. 
  • Design, implement, and manage information systems within an computing environment. 
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline. 

Degree Requirements

The B.S. in Computer Information Systems degree requires 120 credit hours:

  • 36-37 credit hours of general education courses,
  • 66 credit hours of prescribed courses in computer science, math, business, and,
  • 14-15 elective courses

Program of Study

The B.S. in Computer Information Systems degree requires:

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet University of Saint Francis admission requirements. To be successful in this rigorous program, it is suggested students rank in the upper half of their high school graduation class, have a GPA of at least 2.3 on a 4.0 scale and earn a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) re-centered score of 1,000 or above (Verbal/Critical Reading and Math combined) or an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 21 or above.

Progression Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Prior to graduation, Computer Information Systems majors are required to:

  • complete an internship (CSCI 490 )
  • participate in research or complete a significant project via capstone (CSCI 480 )

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