Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems
Learn to use your love of technology to move businesses 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 program teaches 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 experience 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
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+
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Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.
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
|LAS432||Technology, Society, and Culture|
|ETHC232||Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions|
|ETHC334||Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace|
|ECON312||Principles of Economics|
|SOCS185||Culture and Society|
|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
|COLL148||Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving|
Tech Core Courses
|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|
Information Systems and Programming
|CEIS150||Programming with Objects|
|CEIS236||Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals|
|CEIS312||Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning|
|CIS355A||Business Application Programming with Lab|
|CEIS299||Careers and Technology|
|CEIS499||Preparation for the Profession|
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 variety 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. The computer information systems bachelor's degree program at DeVry specifically focuses on developing skills such as complex problem solving, information systems security planning, information ordering, logic and design, and computer interaction.
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.
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 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.