Computer Information Systems Degree Program

Computer Information Systems Degree Program

Fascinated by technology? Looking to play a role in business success, while doing what you love? Whether you're interested in information security, web application development or database management, a degree in Computer Information Systems might be right for you.

Students can start the program in “Undecided” status. A specialization must be chosen before the completion of 60 credit hours.

Key Learning Topic Areas:

  • Database Programming
  • Structured and Object Oriented Programming
  • Web Page Structure and Administration
  • Information System Integration and Implementation


To help prepare you for specific career fields in a wide range of industries, we offer seven specializations within the Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree program. Students dedicate at least 16 credit hours of their coursework to their preferred specialization.

Program Coursework

This program is built with our Tech Core curriculum and a focus on hands-on learning, to prepare you with the foundation in technology and refined tech skills you can put to work tomorrow. When you choose a bachelor's degree program in Computer Information Systems, your coursework at DeVry University may include these courses:

Programming with Lab

Object-Oriented Programming with Lab

Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals

Business Application Programming with Lab

Programming with Lab

This course introduces basics of coding programs from program specifications, including use of an integrated development environment (IDE), language syntax, as well as debugger tools and techniques. Students also learn to develop programs that manipulate simple data structures such as arrays, as well as different types of files. C++. Net is the primary programming language used.

Object-Oriented Programming with Lab

This course introduces object-oriented programming concepts including objects, classes, encapsulation, polymorphism and inheritance. Using an object-oriented programming language students design, code, test and document business-oriented programs. C++. Net is the primary programming language used.

Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals

This course explores universal aspects of database systems that are common across programming languages, operating systems, or application types. Systems reviewed range from personal device and desktop databases to large-scale, distributed database servers. Classic relational databases to modern data warehouses are presented. Topics covered are library creation, primary key selection, column identification, defining relationships, normalization, data indexing and storage, and query languages. Students code and execute programs and routines that create, insert, update, and delete data.

Business Application Programming with Lab

Building on analysis, programming and database skills developed in previous courses, this course introduces fundamental principles and concepts of developing programs that support typical business processing activities and needs such as transaction processing and report generation. Students develop business-oriented programs that deal with error handling, data validation and file handling. Java is the primary programming language used.

Many Ways to Learn

Student studying at home

DeVry offers classes several different ways:

  • At a DeVry campus location
  • Online
  • Through collaborative extended classrooms

Please note that program, courses, and extended classroom availability varies by location.

Looking for Ways to Make Education More Affordable?

Tuition & Financial Aid

Learn more about opportunities that may be available to help make your degree more affordable, including merit and need-based scholarships, grants, loans and the military group tuition rate. 

Transfer Credits

We believe you deserve credit for coursework you’ve already completed. Learn how DeVry can help you apply qualifying credits – up to 80 credit hours* – toward your bachelor's degree program.

*The certificate and associate programs vary by course requirement. If the program length is less than 30 credit hours, the entire program must be completed at DeVry University. If the program length is between 30 to 120 credit hours, 30 credit hours must be completed at DeVry University.

1 As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Electronics Engineering Technology/Engineering Technology – Electronics and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.