School of Business

Computer Information Systems

Bachelor of Science [STEM Program]

Interested in technology? The CIS program will teach you to create and deploy the latest cutting-edge systems. IT experts are always in demand, and are rewarded with satisfying and high-paying careers. Graduates will be able to fill any IT role, from creating websites, to creating mobile apps, visualizing data, and leading organizations. Join a School of Business with dual Business accreditation: ACBSP and AACSB. AACSB accreditation is only granted to less than 5% of Business Schools worldwide.

CIS is a STEM program. Learn more about STEM at Woodbury.

This major is brought to Woodbury University by a $3 Million US Department of Education Title V Grant.


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Why study CIS?

This program teaches you to:

  • Program custom software and apps
  • Manage technology infrastructure
  • Analyze and visualize data
  • Learn the language of Businesses

Program Overview

Watch an in-depth presentation on our new Computer Information Systems program, which will review the course curriculum, career opportunities, the benefits of obtaining this degree at Woodbury University, and more.

CIS Courses

The CIS courses are built around four core concepts and culminate with a capstone course and internship.

Course requirements

CORE 101: Programming 1

CORE 102: Programming 2

BCIS 250: C Programming

BCIS 251: Systems Analysis

BCIS 301: Graphical User Interface Design

BCIS 427: Game Programming (or elective)

BCIS 425: Web Programming (or elective)

BCIS 200: Databases

BCIS 426: Big Data (or other elective)

CORE 201: Data Structures and Algorithms

CORE 301: Artificial Intelligence

MATH 2AD: Discrete Math

BCIS 151: Infrastructure

BCIS 300: Networking

BCIS 351: Security

BCIS 100: Foundations of Information Systems

BCIS 152: Ethics and Law

MGMT 100: Fundamentals of Business

MRKT 301: Marketing

ACCT 205: Financial Accounting

ACCT 206: Managerial Accounting

BCIS 401: Internship

BCIS 450: Capstone

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Potential Careers

The CIS degree opens a wide range of potential careers. Some of the more common paths include:

  • Application Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Game Programmer
  • Chief Information Officer

Top Reasons to Study CIS at Woodbury

Start-up Mentality

Joining a brand-new program means that you’ll get first-hand mentoring from our faculty. Instead of being lost in massive classrooms, you will get the benefit of one-on-one career mentoring.

Practical focus

The CIS program is a practical and hands-on study of computing. Learn by doing, not by listening to endless lectures.


This program doesn’t assume that people coming in already understanding computing. Instead, we teach everything that you need to know to become a computing professional.

Career Focus

IT jobs are some of the highest-paying jobs a new graduate can find. This degree will set you up to become a highly-paid professional upon graduation.


Join a School of Business with dual Business accreditation: ACBSP and AACSB. AACSB accreditation is only granted to less than 5% of Business Schools worldwide.


The CIS degree is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classified program.

Computing at Woodbury

Woodbury offers three different computer degrees.

The programs each are centered on computing, but apply it in different contexts:

All computing programs share a common core of courses, allowing students to cross different disciplines and get a wide view of the different approaches to technology.

Learn more about computing at woodbury

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Computer Information Systems, BS Degree

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A Message from the CIS Chair

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Dr. Thomas Chapman

Assistant Professor

Our program’s goal is to help anyone take the first step towards a technology career. We’ll give you all of the knowledge and skills to own your professional life. IT is a great career, with some of the highest growth rates and entering salaries of any profession. You’ll constantly be faced with something new, whether a revolutionary technology or the opportunity to redesign your business model. Feel free to reach out to me to talk about the program!

Email me at [email protected].


AACSB International: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
ACBSP: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
WSCUC: Senior College and University Commission (formerly WASC)

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