Online Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in computer information systems (CIS) helps you develop the knowledge and skills needed to leverage technology used in any business or organization – a skill that’s valued across a wide range of industries. Your CIS degree can support careers in fields like systems analysis, business applications programming, business database design and decision support across public, private, nonprofit and government entities worldwide.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/09/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 41

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What is a bachelor’s in computer information systems?

The curriculum of a computer information systems degree focuses on using information technology to enable positive business outcomes. This includes everything from developing more effective operational strategies to identifying opportunities to increase revenue and improving the customer experience. You’ll also learn how to engage with key stakeholders, like staff, employees, suppliers and government officials. As you earn this degree, you can expect to learn how to design, build and maintain information systems that support business operations and managerial decision-making.

You’ll also build an understanding of how using technology can lead to better results for organizations. Developing this perspective is a key differentiator for the degree. This sort of view can support a common need to serve as a liaison between colleagues who focus on business and those whose duties revolve around technology.

Is there demand for graduates with a CIS degree in the workforce?

 

Organizations across many industries regularly seek professionals in this field. Employment in roles related to computer and information technology is expected to grow by 13% from 2020 through 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported that the median annual pay in this group of occupations was $91,250, as of May 2020. That’s more than double the median earnings of all occupations, which was $41,950 in the same time period.

What skills will I develop by earning a computer information systems degree?

 

By enrolling in this program, you’ll build broadly useful talents like critical thinking and effective communication. More targeted skills emphasized in the curriculum include:

  • Business intelligence for competitive advantage.
  • Business processes for workflow redesign.
  • Data management for decision-making.
  • Project management.
  • Solution development for value creation.

Does my computer information systems degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Featured CIS degree courses

The Bachelor of Science in computer information systems emphasizes topics like database systems, e-commerce strategy and managing cyber risks. Additionally, in the capstone, you’ll integrate your emerging business management perspective with your technology development skills to identify relevant business needs and build solutions that create value for organizations. Featured courses include:


CIS 235: Introduction to Information Systems


CIS 340: Business Information System Development I


CIS 345: Business Information System Development II


CIS 407: Business Database Systems Development


CIS 401: Managing Cyber Risks in Enterprise Business Processes


CIS 425: Web Technologies for the Enterprise


CIS 430: Mobile Platforms for Business


CIS 440: Capstone in Information Systems (L)


What can I do with a computer information systems degree?

CIS degree graduates are prepared to work in nearly every sector. Employers range from the health care industry to the federal government. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Business Intelligence Analyst


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Salary:

Computer Network Administrator


Growth: 4.3 %
Salary: $84,810

Computer Programmer


Growth: -9.4 %
Salary: $89,190

Computer Systems Analyst


Growth: 7.4 %
Salary: $93,730

Corporate Web Developer


Growth: 5.7 %
Salary: $92,870

Data Management Specialist


Growth: %
Salary:

Database Administrator (DBA)


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Salary:

Information Security Analyst


Growth: 31.2 %
Salary: $103,590

Information Technology Manager (IT Manager)


Growth: 10.4 %
Salary: $151,150

Educators focused on student success

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body that represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Educators focused on student success

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body that represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Bachelor’s in computer information systems admission requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in computer information systems program must fulfill the requirements of the W. P. Carey School of Business.

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Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

A school centered on the future of business

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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