This Program is Accredited by ABET

The Computer Information major is designed so that a students are capable upon graduation to play a major role in the workforce of Information Systems. It also aims at providing students with the essentials needed in systems planning and development, and systems analysis and design.

Courses are carefully selected in this program to cover a range of areas including computer science, information systems and information science, business administration, and management. These courses are coupled with a set of carefully selected elective courses, field and practical training courses, and a senior project.


Career Opportunities:
System administrator, computer network administrator, application developer, web developer, database designer, database programmer, e-business developer, computer instructor, and lab supervisor. 


We seek to become one of the leading departments of Information System nationally and internationally that provides high quality research and graduate outcomes.



The CIS Program's mission is to provide students with up-to-date educational programs, and to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to become leaders and innovators in the field of Computer Information Systems, and to produce graduates who will be successful professionals, engaged in lifelong learning, and who will be committed to serve their community.
The education objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems are:
  • Professional Career: Be able to apply knowledge and skills related to Computer Information Systems so as to participate in ICT solutions that assist organizations in achieving their business goals.
  • Lifelong Learning and Graduate Studies: Be able to adapt to new technologies and to remain at the leading edge of Computer Information Systems practice, and pursue advanced education and research opportunities.
  • Leadership and Community Service: Be able to use effective communication skills, innovative thinking, and technical background to conduct oneself in a professional and ethical manner to provide services that support communities and the region.

The program must enable students by the time of graduation to:

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline of Computer Science.
  2. Analyze problems and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to the solution.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. Understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and the society.
  8. Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  9. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  10. Understand processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.


CIS Program 2010-2011
Enrolled Students
81​ 65​
Graduate Students
23 19 18 22​ 13​
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