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Computer Information Systems, BS


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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Normal Time to Completion: Four Years

This program is offered on Main Campus and online.

Post University's Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program provides students core knowledge that is necessary in the computer information systems discipline. Students learn about information systems and information technology at a variety of levels and more importantly learn the relationship between information systems and technology to business and the organizations that they support. As information systems and technology have become intertwined there is a critical need for individuals that can see the big picture and subsequently communicate with all entities in the organization. This program provides the core knowledge and related learning outcomes to create graduates that understand information systems and technology on a variety of levels. Throughout the program, students will be asked to identify and follow local and global trends in IS/IT. Graduates could secure entry-level positions as network and computer systems administrators, software engineers, computer user support specialists, and IS/IT project managers. Students will also be prepared to start graduate studies in information systems.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information System Program Outcomes

  1. Students will have the ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Students will have the ability to analyze a problem, identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Students will have the ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet its desired needs.
  4. Students will have the ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a career goal.
  5. Students will understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. Students will have the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. Students will have the ability to analyze local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
  8. Students will be able to recognize the need and the ability to engage in continuing professional development.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems


General Education: 60 Required Credits


Liberal Arts: 24 Required Credits


  • History Elective 3 Credits
  • 3 Credits
  • Social Science Elective 3 Credits
  • Performance, Written, or Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits

Math: 6 Required Credits


Science: 3 Required Credits


  • Elective 3 Credits

Open Electives: 15 Required Credits


  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits

Leadership Course: 3 Required Credits


Major Core & Concentrations: 51 Required Credits


Designated Writing Course: 3 Required Credits


Directed Electives: 12 Required Credits


(It is strongly recommended that students select CIS 241 , CIS 303 , and CIS 380   as their Directed Electives to enhance their degree experience.)

Concentration/Directed Electives: 12 Required Credits


(In lieu of one of the above concentrations, students majoring in Computer Information Systems may choose four Directed Electives within the program. At least two of the Directed Electives must be at the 300-400 level. This plan should be guided by the Academic Department and the student's Academic Advisor or Academic Success Counselor).

College to Career Core: 6 Required Credits


Total Program Credits: 120 Required Credits


General Computer Information Systems Concentration


  • CIS 100-400 Level Elective
  • CIS 300-400 Level Elective
  • CIS 300-400 Level Elective
  • CIS 300-400 Level Elective 

Software Development Concentration: 12 Required Credits


Offered online.

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