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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.
Program Specializations

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?

Why Choose Computer Information Systems at 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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Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

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

  • 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 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
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • 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
    Use computers and computer systems to program hardware, write software, set up functions, enter data or process information. This essential skill will make you a better technology user, and will inform the way you set up networks.
  • 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

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

Credit Hours
Credit Hours
Credit Hours

Career Opportunities in Computer Information Systems

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.

Program Courses

Computer Information System Courses

General Education Courses
Communication Skills
Advanced Composition
Technical Writing

+ Choose one below:

Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication
Technology, Society, and Culture

+ Choose one below:

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Social Sciences
Principles of Economics
Culture and Society

+ Choose one below:

Environmental Sociology
Cultural Diversity in the Professions
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Algebra for College Students
Applied Physics with Lab
Data-Driven Decision-Making
Personal and Professional Development
Career Development
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Tech Core Courses
Tech Core
Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
Introduction to Operating Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Digital Devices
Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
Program Courses
Information Systems and Programming
Programming Objects
Intermediate Programming
Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
AI-Driven Business Application Coding
Business Application Programming with Lab
Career Preparation
Introduction to Technical Project Management
Preparation for the Profession
Project Management
Senior Project

FAQs: 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.

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.

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
Academic Catalog
2023 - 2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Program Overview

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.
4Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
5Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
6Students who complete CARD415 instead of CARD405 apply CARD415 to fulfill this requirement.