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B.A. in Computer Information Systems


Computer technology is a vast field that integrates many specialty areas outside of programming. Design, implement and manage technology in this application-oriented Computer Information Systems Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program.

With a keen emphasis on networking and security, this degree will prepare students for a variety of professional positions in computing, like network specialists, database designers and administrators, website developers, cybersecurity professionals, systems analysts and user-support personnel.

What Will I Learn?

  • Critical Thinking: Write programs requiring straightforward logic and decipher programs written by others.
  • User Experience: Create websites using best practices in design, accessibility and flexibility and respond to the user perspective in the development of computer systems.
  • Proactive and Reactive Problem Solving: Troubleshoot computer network errors and explain the need for security mechanisms in major spheres of computing, including databases, networks, and web applications.
  • Global Perspective: Recognize the larger social and ethical context of computing.

Program Requirements

For more information, please review the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog.

Securing a Bright Career

Careers in Information Systems

The hiring outlook for students who graduate with a computing degree is excellent! As the need for cybersecurity and network safety continues to grow throughout every industry, companies everywhere are in need of computer technology specialists.

Cisco CCNA Certification

While taking courses within our program, you can simultaneously earn credits within the Cisco Academy program to prepare you for the CCNA exam toward certification. The CCNA certification improves you career skills and gives you an extra boost to help you secure the right position after graduation.

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Suggested Academic Plan

View a suggested four-year academic plan to complete your degree in four years!


Bachlor of Arts in Computer Information Systems Majors Options

See the options for areas of focus in the Computer Information Systems degree (Not Required).

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