Manage digital information with a computer technology degree

Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems (120 credits minimum)

Prepare for an in-demand career in computer information systems (CIS) with the computer information systems degree from Davenport University. Your degree will carry the prestige of Davenport’s College of Technology, one of only a select number of Michigan schools designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

This Davenport computer technology degree program offers you four specialty areas to choose from, including a programming specialty that gives you the computer programming degree you need for top computer information systems jobs. Take your CIS courses in-seat at Davenport’s campus in Grand Rapids or online through Davenport’s Global Campus

Develop the skills you need for a career in computer information systems with the help of Davenport’s highly experienced faculty, who bring exceptional field expertise to your classes. Apply what you learn in your computer information systems degree program to the real world through hands-on internships with actual clients, class projects, service-learning opportunities and a capstone project.

What is a computer information systems degree? 

A computer information systems degree applies practical knowledge and methods to a broad base of computer information technologies to meet the digital information needs of organizations. Applications include systems analysis and management, programming and cybersecurity.

Davenport’s computer information systems degree will prepare you for computer information systems jobs, such as a manager, programmer analyst, systems administrator, computer technician and technical support specialist among many others.

Explore classes for Davenport’s computer technology degree

Develop a broad range of computational skills in Davenport’s computer technology degree program. Gain proficiency in high-demand programming languages, including Java, C++ and C#. With courses in finance, project management and data analytics, you'll graduate with the technological skills of a developer and the mindset of a business manager.

Classes include object-oriented programming — also part of the programming specialty that makes this a top-ranked computer programming degree — and a mobile course where you’ll design, develop, test and deploy a mobile application. Add a mathematics minor to develop a deeper and broader background that will complement the rest of your computer technology degree. 

To ensure the highest instructional quality, all courses in your computer information systems degree program align with Quality Matters (QM) and undergo evaluation through Instructional Design.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

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Qualify for a full-tuition scholarship with $4 million in NSF funding
Prepare to be a software developer in a field fast growing at 22% (BLS)
Earn the $84,810 median annual income of a systems administrator (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
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Graduate from one of 14 Michigan schools designated a CAE-CDE

Why pursue a computer technology degree at Davenport?

Graduate with an in-seat or online CIS degree from Davenport and distinguish yourself from your competition when you start to apply for computer information systems jobs. Our College of Technology is one of only a select number of Michigan schools designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the NSA and DHS. Davenport is also one of only 16 schools recognized by the Department of Defense (DoD) as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE), making us one of only a select number of institutions nationwide to carry both these designations.

Enhance your computer technology degree through one of four specialty areas – web and mobile development, programming, database and analytics, and secure software development — and prepare for your preferred career in computer information systems. Align your in-seat or online CIS degree with the programming specialty, for example, and graduate with a computer programming degree.

Davenport makes it easy for you to get involved beyond the classroom with student clubs such as Business Professionals of America (BPA) and SkillsUSA.

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Hands-on computer technology degree

Prove your skills in the real world by working with diverse clients through internships, class projects, service-learning opportunities and a computer technology degree capstone project


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State-of-the-art technology

Learn in Davenport’s computer science lab, where you and your peers in the computer programming degree program can use state-of-the-art technology like 3D printers and the latest software.


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Full-tuition scholarships 

Qualify for Davenport scholarships specific to your computer information systems degree program, including those from the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation


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Credit for existing certifications

Receive course credit toward your Davenport computer technology degree for qualifying technology-related classes you’ve taken or certifications you hold, such as Adobe, Cisco and Microsoft.


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Employment guarantee

Pursue your computer information systems degree with the confidence that it’s backed by Davenport’s employment guarantee for qualified graduates entering high-demand fields.


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CAE CDE designation

Earn your computer technology degree from one of only a select number of Michigan schools recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the NSA and DHS.


Get started on your computer information systems degree

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your in-seat or online CIS degree at Davenport.

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Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at

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Start on the road to a rewarding career in computer information systems. Request more information or begin your application now.

About Davenport University 

Davenport Campus

Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.

Offering over 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University. 

Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses