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CIS Degree Overview

MU CIS students working in the advanced computing labA CIS degree can put you on track for 'hot jobs' in the information technology sector. Our graduates obtain jobs in a wide range of areas in computer and information science. Some of our recent graduates have received jobs in software design and development, systems analysis, web development, E-commerce, system and database administration, networking, as well as other computer-related fields.

The department offers two baccalaureate degrees in Computer Information Science, an associate degree in Computer Information Systems, and three minors in Computer Science, General Computing, and Information Systems. For information on course requirements download a brochure or visit the online catalog.

The Majors

MU CIS students showing a projectBachelor of Science, Computer Information Science, Computer Science Concentration -- This degree focuses on the technical and mathematical aspects of computing. Most students also declare a mathematics minor or, with a modest amount of additional courses, complete a dual major in Applied Mathematics (catalog description).

Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Science, Information Systems Concentration -- This degree focuses on the system and business aspects of computing. Most students also declare a business-related minor or, MU CIS student showing a projectwith a modest number of additional courses, complete a dual major in Business Administration or Accounting (catalog description).

Associate of Science, Information Systems -- You can start with a two-year degree option, if desired. Many students then decide to go on for the full Bachelor of Science degree. The transition from 2-year degree to 4-year degree is not difficult. Your advisor can help you choose the proper courses if you are interested in this option (catalog description).

The Minors

MU CIS students working in the advanced computing labIf you are a non-CIS major, you are in the right place! A computing minor is a great way for you to add valuable job skills to your resume. No matter what your major, computers play an essential role in today's workplace. Adding a CIS minor will help you develop the highly desirable computing skills that can help set you above the competition.

Computer Science Minor -- This minor provides a strong background in computation and programming for students majoring in a technical, scientific, or mathematical area (catalog description).

General Computing Minor -- This minor provides a solid background in computing that is custom-tailored to the MU CS club LAN party case modstudent's field of study. This minor is primarily intended for students in majors other than business, mathematics, and the sciences (catalog description).

Information Systems Minor -- This minor provides a strong background in office applications software and systems analysis for students majoring in business-related fields of study (catalog description).