Choose the right technology for the job
If computer science teaches you why computing technology works and information technology teaches you how the technology works, computer information systems (CIS) then answers the question which technology will work best? CIS focuses on the practical applications of technology in a business setting, combining theory and practice to put computing technology in context with the goal of solving business problems.
A career that keeps things humming
Because CIS majors learn to work with a broad array of both software and hardware, their career options are equally broad. You can find opportunities to wear the hat of a database administrator, a webmaster, an IT systems manager, a software tester, a security engineer and countless others. The business world always has a place for problem-solvers!
Meet the movers and shakers
The Department of Computer Science at SFA maintains close ties to business. An advisory council of industry professionals (many SFA alumni) visits every fall to advise the department on keeping our curriculum up to date and to meet with students for career advice and internship and job opportunities. When it’s time to have a little fun, the department also hosts an annual programming contest, and student organizations host regular LAN parties and board game nights.
Undergraduate programs and requirements
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
SFA’s Bachelor of Science in computer information systems integrates theory and practice, giving students working experience while preparing them for wide array of career options.