B.S. in Computer Information Systems
Through a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, students will learn cutting-edge programming and networking technology. With faculty and staff members who put your education as their top priority, this degree will provide you with a variety of field-related skills to ensure your success after graduation.
Our BS-CIS program is designated as a STEM program as defined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This designation has a direct impact on international students interested in these programs as it allows those with F-1 visas to remain in the United States after graduation for an additional 24 months under the optional practical training STEM extension. This extension makes it possible for students to undertake practical training for a total of 36 months. If this is of interest to you, reach out to the International Programs office for more detail and enroll today!
Designed With You in Mind
Given that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Computer and Information Systems Managers job outlook is poised to grow 15% (much faster than average) from 2014 to 2024, it is a great time to be looking at information systems as a major. Our program will provide you with the resources you need in order to be successful in this rapidly growing and high-demand industry.
- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Not what you were looking for? Tarleton State University offers over 100 different degrees and certifications that may be of interest to you, including:
120 credit hours (4 years)
Plan Your Future
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems can lead to careers such as:
Computer Software Engineers
Computer Support Specialists
Computer Systems Analysts
And many more!
Our Academic Advising team is here to help you will all your advising needs. From helping you to determine the best sequence of courses to take to registering for classes and transferring credit. Reach out to us or stop by our office.
Ms. Shelly McMillian:
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Graduates from the Computer Information Systems program have started with careers such as:
Wise Health Systems
Texas Health Resources
Fort Worth I.S.D.
Foster's Home for Children
Coleman County Telephone Cooperative
Find out more and connect with our Alumni!
Career Services offers a variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:
Career counseling and My Plan
And many more!
- Expand students’ knowledge of computer information systems.
- Prepare the students for real-world situations by utilizing hands-on activities in the classroom.
- Provide an exciting, interactive, and demanding course of study.
- Prepare students to communicate and give effective, persuasive presentations.
- Prepare students to communicate through preparation of effective and thorough written documentation.
- Prepare students to think critically when solving business problems.
- Prepare students with knowledge specific to the discipline, which will enable them to be successful in an information systems career.
|BCIS||1305||Business Computer Applications|
|BCIS||1315||Principles of Web Design|
|BCIS||1317||Personal Computer Maintenance and Hardware|
|BCIS||3343||Advanced C# Programming|
|BCIS||3389||System Analysis and Design|
|BCIS||4301||Database Theory and Practice|
|BCIS||4350||Management Information Systems|
For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.
Certificate in Cybersecurity
The BAAS-IT, BBA-MIS, and BS-CIS all include the opportunity for students to pursue an additional certificate in the field of cybersecurity during their studies at Tarleton State University. Work with your COB Academic Adviser to take advantage of this opportunity.
|BCIS||4342||Ethical Hacking & Network Defense|
|BCIS||5345||Network & Systems Security|
|CRIJ||3315||Rules of Criminal Evidence|
The CIS side will prepare individuals to secure both computer systems and networks, as well as develop business security strategies. The courses utilize hands-on labs and include the use of current security, forensic, and penetration testing software. The student will also be preparing to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. The CJ side will prepare the student to recognize, gather, and report electronic evidence for analysis of security breaches, criminal or civil investigations, and any other legal or company procedural purpose.
The MS-Information Systems includes an accelerated option, allowing undergraduate students to begin their graduate studies early and shortening their time to graduation. Interested students should identify their interest in pursuing this option early in their program and work with their Academic Adviser to select the appropriate degree plan options:
- BS-CIS: Accelerated CIS/MS Information Systems
- BAAS-IT: Accelerated IT/MS Information Technology
- BBA-MIS: Accelerated MIS/MS Information Systems
Students in their final undergraduate semester, should work with the COB Graduate Manager to complete the Graduate Student Provisional Form, enabling them to register for their graduate classes. Students who choose the accelerated option will, in their final semester, take BCIS 5311 plus an additional BCIS graduate elective, to serve as undergraduate electives and also begin work towards their graduate studies. Students should also complete their application to the College of Graduate Studies during their final semester in preparation for admittance into the graduate program.
The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) prepares students for a career in the Information Technology field, as well as provide the opportunity to meet professionals and network within the industry. AITP also provide professional development through:
Job site visits
Regional and national competitions
And much more!
Contact Mr. Art Dearing for more information about our AITP chapter.
Earn money and get course credit at the same time! Part-time positions with an emphasis in computer information systems provide not only course credit, but also valuable only on-the-job experience. Not only are many internships paid, such positions often turn into full-time employment after graduation. Learn more about our CIS Internships by contacting our CIS Internship Coordinator:
Office: COB, Room 153
The College of Business at Tarleton stands out among others because:
We are learner focused to support and challenge the personal and professional development of each individual.
We foster meaningful engagement with dynamic business communities.
We have an entrepreneurial mindset to develop innovative and creative decision makers.
We promote a global perspective developed to better understand the interconnected nature of the global business environment.
We believe ethical and socially responsible behavior are essential for success in personal, professional, and community relationships.