Computer Information Systems B.S.

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The B.S. in Computer Information Systems focuses on using technology as a tool to manage information in a business context. The program includes a core of courses focusing on business programming, systems analysis and design, operating systems concepts, database management systems, networks and data communications, and project management. Students choose a concentration area of information systems courses.

Graduates go on to work in aerospace, banking, computer systems design, financial, government, and insurance. Jobs include computer programmer, investment banker, network administrator, software designer, and systems analyst.

The Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET has accredited the B.S. degree programs in Computer Information Systems, Cyber Forensics and Information Security, and Information Sciences.

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Contact Information

Peter Wu
Department Head
wu@rmu.edu
412-397-6458 phone
Wheatley Center 320

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

Freshman Year, Spring

Sophomore Year, Fall

Sophomore Year, Spring

Junior Year, Fall

Junior Year, Spring

Senior Year, Fall

  • INFS4170 Glob, Econ, Soc., Eth Iss I/S
  • INFS3000-4000
  • Open Elective 1
  • Open Elective 2
  • Open Elective 3

Senior Year, Spring

  • INFS4810 Project Management
  • INFS3000-4000
  • Open Elective 4
  • Open Elective 5
  • Open Elective 6
  • INFS4860 Program Outcomes Assessment
Additional Program Details

Program Educational Objectives

Five years after graduation, the graduates should:

  • Contributing to the work force in their specialty such as but not limited to software development, networking data base administration or systems analysis
  • Advancing their careers via continuous learning and professional development through the attainment of professional certification, professional study and research or graduate education
  • Assuming positions of leadership within their organization
  • Contributing to economic development and society through the development, maintenance and management of computer-based information systems for business, government, and other organizations

Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, the graduate should have:

  • An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based information system, process, component, or program to meet desired business or organizational specifications
  • An ability to apply knowledge of information systems, programming and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • An ability to demonstrate sufficient background knowledge in Operating Systems, Networking, Data Communication, Database Technology, Information Systems Planning, and Project Management
  • An ability to analyze an information systems problem, define performance specifications to solve the problem and identify feasible solutions while recognizing the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
  • An ability to function effectively on teams and to be able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for information systems practices by recognizing the need for, and the ability to engage in, continuing professional development
  • An ability to understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

Enrollment and Graduation Data

  • 2020: 106 enrolled, 29 graduates
  • 2019: 111 enrolled, 19 graduates
  • 2018: 131 enrolled, 20 graduates
  • 2017: 127 enrolled, 33 graduates
  • 2016: 126 enrolled, 21 graduates
  • 2015: 128 enrolled, 39 graduates
  • 2014: 164 enrolled, 49 graduates
  • 2013: 190 enrolled, 38 graduates
  • 2012: 190 enrolled, 37 graduates
  • 2011: 197 enrolled, 43 graduates
  • 2010: 208 enrolled, 29 graduates

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Data Mining Applications
Microcomputing Technology
Systems Analysis & Design
Major Credits
65
Information Science, Business Law, Finance
Core Credits
39
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
18

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