Woodbury University will offer a new Computer Information Systems (CIS) program (BS degree) under its School of Business, launching in the Fall 2021 semester. The program will be chaired by Nathan Garrett, who earned his PhD in Information Systems in Technology from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Garrett has been with Woodbury for over 14 years, and serves as Professor of Information Technology at the university.
Enthusiastic about the CIS program, Dr. Garrett shared his insights about its relevancy and the career opportunities for CIS graduates.
Dr. Garrett: The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that nearly half a million new computing jobs will be created between 2014 and 2024. These are some of the highest paying positions right out of college and turn into lucrative careers. These jobs require candidates to have solid computing skills, as well as the ability to apply these skills in a business context.
Dr. Garrett: The CIS degree is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classified program designed to help students create and deploy the latest cutting-edge information systems in business and prepare them for a wide range of careers, such as:
Dr. Garrett: The CIS degree follows a full-stack model, teaching everything from server management to the impact of IT on business strategy. Among the skills students will learn include:
Dr. Garrett: The three programs have a lot in common. They share upper-division courses, but each of the programs will fit a different set of interests.
Dr. Garrett: With technology always evolving, the CIS program is for students who are eager to continually learn and keep up with the latest innovations in IT. If you like to solve puzzles, get excited by new challenges, can be detail-oriented, and are interested in making things happen, you’d likely enjoy and do well as a CIS major.
Dr. Garrett: We have four core outcomes in the program:
Dr. Garrett: It’s important to note that Woodbury’s School of Business holds both AACSB and ACBSP accreditations. AACSB accreditation is granted to less than 5% of all business programs worldwide. Many employers look more favorably at candidates who attended business schools that hold these acclaimed accreditations.
I’d also like to share my excitement about launching the CIS program this Fall, and welcome you to reach out to me directly with any questions regarding the program at [email protected]. For more on all of Woodbury’s Computer Science programs, please visit our Computing at Woodbury page.
Last Updated on February 23, 2021.