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B.S. Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems program at CSUSM combines computing essentials with coursework in other areas including business, economics, and social science. Both theoretical foundations and practical applications are emphasized in the CIS program to equip our students with programming, system design, data processing and analysis capabilities to address emerging challenges in the Information Age. Our CIS program focuses on the interplay of human, information, and computing technologies in various domains, preparing students for careers in information management, data engineering, information systems analysis, and ERP software solutions, as well as for entrance into graduate and professional schools.

Students majoring in Computer Information Systems cannot minor in Computer Science.

The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems at CSUSM are to produce graduates who, within three or five years after graduation, are able to:

  1. Be engaged in professional practice as innovative problem solvers with a strong work ethic;
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member and/or leader in an ever-changing professional environment; and
  3. Continue their life-long learning such as progressing through an advanced degree or certification in programs in information systems and other professionally related fields.