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Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems

Learn to use your love of technology to move business forward by earning a Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University. Our program covers topics such as information security, web application development and database management. This program is built with our Tech Core curriculum, which focuses on hands-on learning to prepare you with the foundation in technology and the refined tech skills that you can put to work.

Get to Know Our Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems

Our Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems teaches programming languages like Python, C# (C Sharp) and Java. You’ll learn what it takes to write programs, update and expand existing programs, debug programs and create and test code in an industry standard integrated development environment. Best of all, our knowledgeable professors provide hands-on experience in developing, coding, implementing and testing software and hardware for a variety of real-world applications.

Computer Information Systems Specializations

Customize your Computer Information Systems Degree based on your goals with one of seven specializations or start with an undecided option to help you find your area of interest. With these options, you can pick one right away or wait until you're more familiar with the space1

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


Availability

Why DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program2. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

Work With IoT Technologies & Systems

Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+


Others may be applicable as well. Speak with an advisor for more info.

Questions? We can help!

What You'll Learn

The Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems covers the following through our tech-empowered learning approach:

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    Computer Ethics

    Explore the nature and social impact of computer technology, and the corresponding formulation and justification of governmental and organizational policies for ethical uses of such technology.
  • logic and design icon

    Logic and Design

    Study basic programming logic and algorithm design, including control structures for sequential, iterative and decision-based processing. Learn how computers think in order to set up complex patterns and controls.
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    Interacting with Computers

    Improve your ability to use computers and computer systems to program hardware, write software, set up functions, enter data and process information.
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    Information Ordering

    Identify new ways to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures or mathematical operations).
  • complex problem solving icon

    Complex Problem Solving

    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
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    Information Systems Security Planning and Audit

    Understand the risk factor analysis that must be performed in order to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Obtain two additional credentials with our unique 3-in-1 design. All of our courses in our Programming Essentials certificate program and Information Technology and Networking associate degree are embedded within this program. This allows you the opportunity to earn a certificate and an associate degree on the way to your bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems degree.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems may consider careers such as:

  • Applications Programmer Analyst

  • Cyber Security Specialist

  • Data Analyst

  • Data Scientist

  • Database Administrator

  • Information Systems Management

  • Computer Support Specialist

  • Penetration Tester (Ethical Hacker)

  • Software Engineering

  • Systems Analyst

  • Computer Programmer

  • Computer Security Specialist

Essentials Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1123 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities4, 5

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society

One of:

SOCS325 6 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Program Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS150 Programming with Objects
CEIS209 Intermediate Programming
CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
CIS355A Business Application Programming with Lab

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession
MGMT404 Project Management
TECH460 Senior Project

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1Students may begin the program in “Undeclared” status; however, they must select a specialization by the time they have earned 60 semester credit hours 
2As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
3Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
4Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
5Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take an additional six semester-credit hours of general education coursework from among the following course areas: communication skills, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Courses selected in humanities or social sciences should be upper-division coursework (DeVry courses numbered 300-499).
6Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.