Computer Information Systems (BS)

Academic Programs / Undergraduate Degrees / Computer Information Systems

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Program Description

Computer information systems are part of every business and organization. In this degree program, students learn about the exciting and innovative ways that information technology is used to help organizations succeed. 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

At a Glance
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 210 - Brief Calculus .
  • Math Intensity: Moderateprogram math intensity moderate

Required Courses (Major Map)
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 (prior to March 2016) or 1230 SAT Reasoning (after March 2016) 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 (scale is 4.00 = "A").

Freshmen should select an additional major when applying for admission. Additional choices may include any of the W. P. Carey business BA programs or any other degree program outside of the 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 the 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 (prior to March 2016) or 1230 SAT Reasoning (after March 2016) OR 25 ACT score OR the student must have graduated in the top eight percent of their high school class.

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

Students with fewer 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 the exploratory social and behavioral sciences program in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

Students with more 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 prompted in My ASU to select a new 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 DistrictMaricopa County Community College District
Arizona Western College
Central Arizona College
Coconino Community College
Eastern Arizona College
Mohave Community College
Pima Community College
Yavapai College

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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 key components 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
  • information systems consultant
  • information technology security manager
  • network administrator
  • project manager
  • software or systems developer
  • systems administrator
  • systems analyst

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

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.


Career *Growth *Median Salary
3.3%
$83,410
8.7%
$98,430
7.5%
$61,830
  
$77,550
8.7%
$72,010
20.9%
$82,710
10.7%
$108,360
15.4%
$127,640
3.3%
$83,410
11.1%
$80,280
3.3%
$83,410
3.3%
$83,410
3.3%
$83,410
3.3%
$83,410
20.9%
$82,710
17.9%
$88,890
7.9%
$75,790
3.3%
$83,410
18.8%
$95,510
13.0%
$102,880
3.3%
$83,410
8.7%
$98,430
3.3%
$83,410
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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