Computer Information Systems, BS
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W. P. Carey School of Business
Study at: Tempe campus
BACISBS

Accountancy, Analyst, Chief Information Officer, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computers, Database Administrator, Information Management, Information System, Network Administrator, Networks, Programmer, Software, Systems Analyst, Technology, Web Design, Web Designer, Web Development, computers, computing, systems, web developer

Program Description

Computer information systems is part of every business and organization. This degree teaches students about the exciting and innovative ways that information technology is used to help organizations succeed. Our dedicated faculty members teach students how to design, build and maintain information systems that support business operations and managerial decision-making. In particular, students will learn about:

  • business intelligence for competitive advantage
  • business process for workflow redesign
  • data management for decision-making
  • distributed systems for collaboration and globalization
  • enterprise integration for synergy
  • project management
  • solution development for value creation

Additional Program Fee: Yes

Second Language Requirement: No

First Required Math Course: MAT 210 - Brief Calculus.

Program Math Intensity:program math intensity moderate Moderate

Admission Requirements
General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.Freshman |Transfer |International |Readmission

Additional Requirements:

Freshmen admission requirements: 1160 SAT Reasoning OR 25 ACT score, OR graduated in the top eight percent of high school class, OR an overall high school GPA of 3.60 in ASU competency courses (A=4.00).

Freshmen should select an additional major when applying for admission. Additional choices may include any of the W. P. Carey's business BA programs or any other degree program outside W. P. Carey School of Business. Students who are not admissible to a W. P. Carey Business BS major and who did not select a second major or are not admissible to their second major choice will be placed in a Business BA program in W. P. Carey School of Business.

Readmission requirements: must meet Freshman admission requirements by way of high school GPA, test score or class rank and must have a 3.00 transfer GPA (if applicable) and a 3.00 cumulative ASU GPA.

Transfer admission requirements (30 or more semester hours of credit after high school): 3.00 transfer GPA and one of the following: 1160 SAT score OR 25 ACT score OR the student must have graduated in the top eight percent of high school class.

Transfer students should select an additional major when applying for admission. Additional choices may include any of the W. P. Carey's Business BA programs or any other business or other degree program outside W. P. Carey School of Business.

Students with less than 45 transfer hours who are not admissible to a W. P. Carey School of Business major and who did not select a second major or are not admissible to their second major choice will be placed in Exploratory Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Letters and Sciences.

Students with more than 45 transfer hours who are not admissible to the School of Letters and Sciences will be contacted to select an appropriate major.

Transfer Agreements

ASU has partnered with the following institutions to provide curriculum pathways for transfer to this ASU degree program.

Maricopa County Community College District

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Career Opportunities

Currently there is a shortage of information systems professionals and many more jobs than graduates. With a degree in computer information systems, career choices are limitless. A computer information systems degree offers job opportunities in a variety of industries, including:

  • education
  • entertainment
  • finance
  • health care
  • national defense
  • transportation

Information systems are a key component in the success of other functional business areas such as accounting, supply chain, finance and marketing. Entry-level information systems positions include:

  • computer forensics analyst
  • database administrator
  • systems analyst
  • information systems consultant
  • information technology security manager
  • network administrator
  • project manager
  • software or systems developer
  • systems administrator

Long-term career aspirations for a student with a computer information systems degree include:

  • chief executive officer
  • chief information officer
  • chief knowledge officer
  • chief security officer
  • chief technology officer

Example Careers: Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following:

*growth*median salary
Business Intelligence Analysts  Bright OutlookBright Outlook    $81,140
Computer Network Architects    $91,000
Computer Network Support Specialists  Bright Outlook    $59,090
Computer Programmers  Bright Outlook    $74,280
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $72,200
Computer Systems Analysts  Bright Outlook    $79,680
Computer and Information Research Scientists    $102,190
Computer and Information Systems Managers  Bright Outlook 16.9% $120,950
Data Warehousing Specialists  Bright Outlook    $81,140
Database Administrators  Bright Outlook    $77,080
Database Architects  Bright Outlook    $81,140
Document Management Specialists  Bright Outlook    $81,140
Geographic Information Systems TechniciansGreen OccupationGreen  Bright Outlook    $81,140
Geospatial Information Scientists and TechnologistsGreen Occupation  Bright Outlook    $81,140
Informatics Nurse Specialists  Bright Outlook    $79,680
Information Security Analysts    $86,170
Network and Computer Systems Administrators  Bright Outlook    $72,560
Search Marketing Strategists  Bright Outlook    $81,140
Software Developers, Applications  Bright Outlook    $90,060
Software Developers, Systems SoftwareGreen Occupation  Bright Outlook    $99,000
Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers  Bright Outlook    $81,140
Telecommunications Engineering Specialists  Bright Outlook    $91,000
Web Administrators  Bright Outlook    $81,140
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Contact Information

Department of Information Systems | BA 301P
wpcareyis@asu.edu | 480-965-3252

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