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Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems

Turn your love of technology into a career that can help move businesses forward by earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University.

Our Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems covers topics like information security, web application development and database management that can help you build a strong foundation in this field; and with our Tech Core curriculum, you’ll gain experience with hands-on learning to help you reinforce your skills.  

Get to Know Our Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems

In our Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems, you’ll learn  coding 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 learning opportunities in developing, coding, implementing and testing software and hardware for a variety of real-world applications.

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.


Computer Information Systems Specializations

Customize your computer information systems degree based on your career 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:

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+

Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.

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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.
  • information system security icon

    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.
  • 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 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).
  • interacting with computers icon

    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.
  • 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.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Obtain two additional credentials with our unique 3-in-1 design. All of the 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.3

Information systems manager working on software upgrades on a laptop

Career Opportunities

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

  • Applications Programmer Analyst
    Applications programmer analysts analyze applications from a programming standpoint in order to ensure their functionality.

  • Cyber Security Specialist
    Cyber security specialists use IT skills and programming knowledge to create defensive measures against cybercriminals.

  • Data Analyst
    Data analysts analyze the data gathered by devices and applications to help make rational, informed business decisions.

  • Data Scientist
    Data scientists help companies solve issues by analyzing data using mathematical principles, the scientific method and modeling.
  • Database Administrator
    Database administrators set up and monitor databases to ensure their functionality and security.

  • Information Systems Manager
    Also known as IT managers, information systems managers build and monitor systems to ensure their efficacy.

  • Computer Support Specialist
    Computer support specialists provide over-the-phone or in-person instruction to non-IT experts in order to help them troubleshoot devices.
  • Penetration Tester (Ethical Hacker)
    Ethical hackers use hacking methods and skills to attack their own systems, or the system of a company that hired them, in order to identify and eliminate weak points.
  • Software Engineer
    Software engineers build, develop and maintain software using programming.

  • Systems Analyst
    Systems analysts identify issues within systems and databases and then resolve those issues to improve the system.
  • Computer Programmer
    Computer programmers use programming languages to write and test code that enables computers to function.

  • Computer Security Specialist
    Computer security specialists build and test defensive measures against cyber criminals.

Skill Focused Curriculum

Elements of the curriculum are aligned to industry certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills as you prepare to pursue such certification exams as:

  • CompTIA A+: A generalist industry certification that proves your capabilities at basic computer maintenance and IT tasks.
  • CompTIA Linux+: An industry certification that verifies your ability to use Linux operating systems.
  • CompTIA Network+: A certification that shows your ability to understand, work with, and adapt to wired and wireless devices.
  • CompTIA Cloud+: An industry certification verifying your understanding of cloud-based environments.

General Education Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1124 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities5, 6

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 7 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

FAQs: Computer Information Systems

What is an online bachelor's in computer information systems?

An online bachelor's in computer information systems is a bachelor's degree with a special focus on technology and computer systems that can be earned through online education. It is a type of information technology degree that focuses on the systems used within computers to store, analyze and react to information.

What can I expect from the bachelor's in computer information systems degree program?

You can expect to learn basic coding languages like Java, C# and Python and several other skills. Our computer information systems bachelor's degree program specifically focuses on developing skills such as complex problem solving, information systems security planning, information ordering, logic and design, and computer interaction.

What can I do with a computer information systems degree?

A computer information systems degree can help you build upon your existing technology skills and introduce you to additional ones that you may find useful as you progress through your career. Because working with information systems requires such a broad range of skills, there are many different career paths that this degree could help you prepare to pursue. Here are some of the careers graduates of our Computer Information Systems degree program might consider after graduation:

  • Applications Programmer Analyst
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Penetration Tester (Ethical Hacker)
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Security Specialist

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Related Programs

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 Cybersecurity and Networking, Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s of Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
3At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
5Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
6Students 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).
7Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.