Bachelor of Science in
Computer Information Systems
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Computer Information Systems You will learn… The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) provides foundational knowledge of the information technology world. The CIS degree provides you with a clear understanding of business and office automation and information systems; teaches the practical application of system design and development; and gives you the tools and techniques you need to effectively manage information systems in any business setting. Whether you are currently in an information technology job and want to advance your career or are new to the field and wish to pursue a CIS degree, this degree can meet your needs. Classes are taught by professionals who work in the fields they teach and provide the vital link between classroom concepts and real-world situations. Their expertise — combined with the active collaboration of students — creates a dynamic and challenging program of study.
With this degree, you can… This degree prepares you to become the expert in your information systems department at any level. Are you ready to move up the ladder? This degree provides instruction on the latest system developments and teaches you how to apply management techniques that are applicable to your situation. If you’re just entering the information systems world, you will be well versed in the theories and applications you need to make your workplace IT department successful. In either case, with this degree you will be prepared to identify, analyze and develop solutions for information systems-related problems or opportunities you encounter.
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FAQ You will develop skills in… Course content and assignments are aligned with current industry needs, allowing the Computer Information Systems degree to provide you with theory and practical application in a wide array of areas: • systems analysis, design and programming • computer security systems • communications systems • database management • project management • identifying and solving IT issues, challenges and problems The program gives you a strong CIS foundation in information and communications technology that is essential and can be applied to any industry or business.
Benefits and features of the degree include... • Gaining comprehensive understanding of systems, functions, capabilities and effects of various IT systems. • Knowing the strategic role information systems plays and how it enriches a successful organization. • Enhancing your decision-making and management skills by applying technology and management control techniques to meet the needs of your (or any) organization. • Clearly comprehending the intricacies of how systems work with both theoretical and practical instruction. • Knowing how to evaluate, select and use appropriate software for a broad range of business purposes.
The Friends difference for adult students... • Start as soon as you like, progress as fast as you wish and get the degree that meets your needs. • A success coach helps you design a degree that fits your schedule and fulfills your goals. • A student peer success mentor provides support, and informal advice and guidance to help you adjust to and navigate the unique challenges you face as an adult student. • Career exploration elements are embedded in many courses to help you identify professional and graduate school opportunities for your major. • Experiential learning provides you with awareness of civic and social needs. • Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national academic honor society for adult students, recognizes academic achievements.
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Application fee ($35, $50 international) – Friends University waives the application fee for all active duty and retired military personnel.
Where is the Computer Information Systems degree offered? We offer adult-focused bachelor’s degrees in Wichita, Topeka, greater Kansas City area and online. Not all courses and programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with your Admissions Counselor for more details.
How long will it take to complete my degree? This varies depending upon several factors, including how much previous college credit you have. However, you can start as soon as you want and finish as soon as you like. You determine your own pace – whether you want to take one evening course per week or more than one per week. Your admissions counselor can give you a better idea of timeframe.
Is the degree accredited? Yes. All Friends University undergraduate and graduate degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
Is financial aid available? Students enrolled in 12 credit hours during a 16-week period will be considered full time for financial aid purposes. To learn more about your financial aid options, call 316-295-5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“As an adult student, we understand what it takes for you to enter or re-enter the classroom and succeed. You will find the support you need through our success coaches, student peer success mentors and faculty. At Friends, we are focused on you and what we can do together to make a difference in our lives and our world.” — Dr. Jo Lobertini, Dean, College of Adult and Professional Studies
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Computer Information Systems Concentrations Data Systems Integration You will learn… This concentration develops knowledge in combining technical infrastructure and business processes into a system for collecting data from different sources and transforming it into meaningful information. Organizations of all sizes are in need of people who can integrate data to support their business operations and decision making.
Developer You will learn… The focus is on learning three languages: C#, HTML5 and PowerShell. These applications are both visual and non-visual in both web-based and client/server platforms. The skills will provide career opportunities in software development.
Information Systems Architecture You will learn… Developing foundational technical knowledge in database management, systems analysis and architecture is emphasized in this concentration. Career opportunities include information architecture, design, analysis, database development and other informationrelated fields.
Web and Server Administration You will learn… Students build a foundation in web theories and hosting, operating systems in Windows and Linux families, and information storage systems. Career opportunities include network administration, web server and storage systems management.
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