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Start Your Career in Computer Information Systems

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from the University of the Incarnate Word School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering prepares students to find meaningful and fulfilling careers in one of the fastest-growing career fields.

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This fast-paced bachelor's program challenges students to approach problems with deep technical expertise, an analytical mind and creative ingenuity. Students in the CIS program can further tailor their degree focus by choosing one of three concentrations:

  • B.S. in CIS with a concentration in Cyber Security
  • B.S. in CIS with a concentration in Networking
  • B.S. in CIS with a concentration in Programming

Why Computer Information Systems?

Organizations need knowledgeable employees who are skilled in the fields of computer hardware, software, and networking. Graduates of the CIS program will be able to plan, design, construct and explain the secure operations of computer systems and networks to both technical and non-technical audiences. They can also select, install, configure, program, protect, administer, and apply applications and computer systems to aid organization managers to make informed decisions and support their missions.

Career Outlook and Opportunities

The extensive career preparation that students receive as part of the CIS program helps ready them for management positions, because, in addition to learning the technical aspects of computer information systems, they will have learned teamwork, problem solving, visual modeling, applied project management and business processes.

Opportunities in computer information systems are growing at a much more rapid pace than other professions in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not only do several CIS jobs report a high median wage, but the outlook is extremely promising, with some CIS-related occupations showing a projected growth rate of up to 30 percent in the next 10 years. 

The national average salary for computer programmers was $95,640 in the year 2020. 

Examples of career opportunities:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Database Administrator
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Engineer
  • Facilities Manager
  • Information Officer
  • Management Information Systems
  • Network Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Software Publisher
  • Support Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Designer
  • Technology Officer
  • Web Developer

Get Started Now

We would love to hear more about you to better help you reach your educational goals. Contact us if you would like to learn more about the program or if you have questions.

Your Journey. Our Mission.

Since our founding in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, we have challenged our students to think critically, explore curiously and to leverage their God-given talents to make positive impacts on their communities and the world around them.

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I will work to see each student graduate with the lowest possible debt, and secure a career that lifts their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they serve.
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Dr. Thomas M. Evans

President, University of the Incarnate Word

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