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Computer Information Systems and Technology - BS

Computers are part of our daily lives, and well-skilled people are needed – and in great demand -- to help us use them effectively.

WHY STUDY COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY?

Careers in this field are in great demand and typically pay well. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked several computer-related jobs on the 100 Best Jobs list of 2019. Topping the list at #1 was software developer. Computer system analysts was ranked 27th, IT managers 28th, database administrators 48th and web developers 51st.

You’ll discover the power of IT as you get a broad IT background.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You'll learn about programming applications, network development, systems design and analysis, Web technologies, multimedia applications, database development and systems administration. And, you’ll get hands-on experience. Our students have developed a job-searching data visualization app, 2D and 3D games and a self-driving model car.

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WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY?

All of that experience will prepare you to work in a team environment. To manage and lead companies and people in the translation of information technology into business opportunities and competitive advantages. To help you land a great job, maybe even before you graduate.

Job titles:

  • Software developer
  • Operations engineer
  • Software support analyst
  • IT consultant
  • Systems administrator
  • Programmer
  • Clinical systems analyst
  • Numerical control programmer
  • IT manager
  • Technical engineer

Employers:

  • Amazon
  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals
  • Yahoo
  • Cargill
  • NexGen Technologies
  • iGlobal
  • Zippo Manufacturing Co.
  • Verizon Media Services
  • IBM

UNIQUE PROGRAM FEATURES

 

 

Degree and money

Distinction one:

Incoming CIS&T students will be considered for special merit scholarships, each worth $2,500 a year and renewable for up to four years.

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Distinction two:

Each CIS&T student must complete at least one internship as well as an applied research/development capstone project.

Money

Distinction three:

Our graduates’ average starting salaries are between $50,000 and $60,000.

The professors in my major are always interested in working with their students to delve deep into technology. Doug Elliott ’17, IT analyst at Bayer Pharmaceuticals in Pittsburgh