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Computer Information Systems, bachelor of science

Help businesses optimize their performance.

You will be provided with the performance-based skills necessary to design, develop, test and evaluate computer applications and system software.  We ready you to analyze and solve programming problems for specific network systems, and develop custom programs to meet specific customer needs to enhance organizational productivity and efficiency. You will graduate with versatile programming competencies including Java, C++ and C# - languages that are in high demand.

Certification Course Credit | CERTIFICATION PAGE

Davenport offers course credit for specific certifications you may hold. Obtaining a certificate demonstrates your knowledge in a specific technology area. In addition, it also indicates your dedication and motivation to professional development. For these reasons, certification exams are highly recommended after completing certificate related courses in Davenport's technology programs. See our certification page for additional information. 

The BS in Computer Information Systems can be completed in-seat or online
Download a PDF of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems degree.

Degree Options

The Foundations of Excellence courses for DUs Computer Information System’s degree programs provide students with the knowledge and abilities to complete these tasks and will form the core of their professional careers.  Davenport offers three opportunities to enhance your CIS degree:
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Cooperative Education Program (Co-Op)

This Program combines classroom instruction with paid, application-focused learning in business and industry settings arranged as part of a student’s course of study. This ongoing professional immersion in the field provides students with a performance-edge valued by employers. 

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Web and Mobile Development Specialty

You learn the language of web design that can lead to careers creating a variety of interactive web content for business and industry. You will create dynamic artwork using layers, color commands, painting tools, filters, typeface design, and many other image techniques.

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Programming Specialty

You will write codes and help create software programs for businesses.  You will investigate enterprise resource planning (ERP), Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Business Process Modeling (BPM), and Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) in a global enterprise. 

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Database Analytics
You will learn to design, implement and verify data analytics models to support business requirements. Topics include data mining and warehousing, artificial intelligence, distributed architectures and inferential statistics
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Full Curriculum


The Computer Information Systems program is designed to educate students in a broad range of computer programming skills. Students will learn to work with leaders from functional areas to analyze information requirements and determine ways in which computer systems can meet those needs. Students will have a choice between three dynamic specialties: Programming Database and Analytics or Web and Mobile Development Specialty.

*Either CISP490 or TECH489 must be completed unless the experiential learning component is satisfied. An upper level technology substitution must be chosen if the experiential component is completed within a required course in the major.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2017-2018 Recommended Program Sequence for Computer Information Systems, BS:

Specialty: Programming and printable pdf download

Specialty: Web and Mobile Development and printable pdf download

Specialty: Database and Data Analytics and printable pdf download


Foundations of Excellence27-28 cr.
ACES100 or OPENAchieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
ENGL311Professional Writing3 cr.
MATH140 or MATH215Finite Mathematics or Calculus I3-4 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
SOSC301Globalization and World Diversity3 cr.
STAT220Introduction to Statistics3 cr.
Foundations of Business9 cr.
ACCT200Accounting Basics for Managers3 cr.
BUSN210Professional Ethics3 cr.
MGMT211Management Foundations3 cr.
Foundations of Computer Information Systems21 cr.
CISP111Requirements Planning and Developing3 cr.
CISP247Database Design3 cr.
DATA275Introduction to Data Analytics3 cr.
MATH250Discrete Structures3 cr.
CSCI231Introduction to Programming3 cr.
GPMT287Principles of Project Management3 cr.
Choose one of the following:(3) cr.
CSCI232Object-Oriented Programming with C++3 cr.
CSCI234Object-Oriented Programming with C#3 cr.
CSCI239Object-Oriented Programming with Java3 cr.
Major45 cr.
CISP211E-Business Technologies3 cr.
CISP220Web Page Applications3 cr.
CISP238Server Side Scripting I3 cr.
CISP309Database Systems3 cr.
CISP340Mobile Application Development I3 cr.
CSCI312Data Structures and Algorithms3 cr.
CSCI342Advanced Object-Oriented Programming3 cr.
CISP401Systems Analysis and Design3 cr.
CISP490* or TECH489*Computer Information Systems Internship or Field Experience in Technology3 cr.
TECH497College of Technology Capstone3 cr.
Choose one of the following specialty areas:(15) cr.
Database and Analytics Specialty(15) cr.
CISP325Data Mining3 cr.
CISP446Data Warehousing3 cr.
CSCI280Artificial Intelligence3 cr.
CSCI420Distributed Architectures3 cr.
STAT322Inferential Statistics3 cr.
Programming Specialty(15) cr.
CISP410Systems Integration3 cr.
CSCI420Distributed Architectures3 cr.
CSCI430Operating Systems3 cr.
Choose two of the following not completed in the Foundations:(6) cr.
CSCI232Object-Oriented Programming with C++3 cr.
CSCI234Object-Oriented Programming with C#3 cr.
CSCI239Object-Oriented Programming with Java3 cr.
Web and Mobile Development Specialty(15) cr.
BITS301Image Editing Applications3 cr.
BITS303Web Authoring Applications3 cr.
CISP310Server Side Scripting II3 cr.
CISP316Web Design3 cr.
CISP341Mobile Application Development II3 cr.
Open Electives - Apply MATH125 Intermediate Algebra (3 cr) and MATH150 Pre-Calculus (4 cr) here if required17-18 cr.