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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 C++, C# 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

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

You can take it anywhere, it’s powerful enough to run robust applications, and best of all, you can use it for all of your classes to optimize your DeVry experience.

IoT Kit

Simulate the Internet of Things (IoT) wherever you are with your IoT Kit*, designed to give you hands-on experience and confidence working with real IoT technologies.

With the full complement of microprocessors and sensors in your kit, you’ll build elementary IoT devices, integrate them into cloud-based server systems and develop skills needed for today’s IoT economy.

*The IoT Kit is a required expense and is not complimentary.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

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+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate - Python


Others may be applicable as well. Speak with your professor for more info.

What You'll Learn

The Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems covers the following:

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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.
  • interacting with computers icon
    Interacting with Computers
    Use computers and computer systems to program hardware, write software, set up functions, enter data or process information.
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    Information Ordering
    Arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (eg, 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
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities4, 5

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3256 Environmental Sociology

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

CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
CIS170C Programming with Lab
CIS247C Object-Oriented Programming with Lab
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 of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology – Electronics 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.