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College of Engineering & Information Sciences

Computer Information Systems Careers Overview

When you're able to choose from several study tracks, you can ensure that your coursework will be of interest to you and in-line with your career goals. Upon graduation, Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree program graduates are prepared to join the work force as technical and management professionals in a variety of industries. Your specialized Computer Information Systems skills can lead to a number of interesting careers. Solve crimes using computer forensics, create code for groundbreaking computer games, or develop web sites for multi-national corporations. No matter what, your work will provide fascinating challenges and rewards.

Areas of Innovation

 

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University, you'll be qualified for some of today's most desirable CIS careers:

  • Web Developer: Develop, launch, and maintain web sites and web-based applications. With a focus in web development and administration, you'll learn the programming languages and other technical skills needed for a career in this constantly growing field.
  • Computer Forensics: Professionals work alongside law enforcement personnel to investigate and help solve crimes and corporate improprieties using computer and information technology.
  • Information Systems Security: Cyber-security experts use their technical prowess to evaluate vulnerabilities, install protective systems, and troubleshoot critical system issues.
  • Computer Systems Analyst: Advise managers on what types of computer systems will best meet their firm's needs and optimize its performance. Obtaining a broad range of skills is a potential benefit of a career in this field.
  • Database Administrator: Store, manage, and extract data to create entirely new databases customized to the needs of a particular company. Enjoy significant responsibility and ever-changing challenges.

Industries

 

Your degree can help open the door to an exciting computer information systems career in wide variety of industries, such as:

  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Gaming
  • Government
  • Healthcare technology
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Military
  • Retail and e-commerce

Career Options

 

DeVry University graduates in Computer Information Systems will be prepared to hold positions in areas such as:

  • Game simulation programming and software engineering
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Applications software support and maintenance
  • Applications software consulting
  • Web application development
  • Database design
  • Database programming
  • Web programming
  • Business applications programming
  • Technical and application support
  • Computer-related sales and marketing support
  • Technical documentation
  • Small business entrepreneurship and management

For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Engineering & Information Sciences.