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Computer Information Systems

Phone: (970) 351-2855
Office: Kepner 2090

The Computer Information Systems Emphasis is moving at the speed of technology, providing students with knowledge, skills and practical experience in programming, systems analysis and design, database design and administration, security, e-business and networking. You'll also learn the necessary business skills for immediate employment in CIS and for advancement to CIS management positions.

Graduates of the CIS program usually enter the job market as programmers/analysts or networking personnel. Subsequent positions may include systems analysts, database administrators and data communications specialists. For the most part, the graduate's activities will focus on creating and implementing software and procedures used to service large and small organizations including manufacturing, retail, wholesale, financial, insurance, communications and government groups.

Computer Information Systems Minor:
The Computer Information Systems minor is designed for students who wish to pursue collateral work in the computing, technology and communications/networking areas. Completion of the minor prepares a student to successfully employ technology and integrate information systems into his or her career activities. The CIS minor is attractive to students majoring in other areas of Business Administration as well as to majors from other schools and colleges. It complements their work in these other areas. The program is not designed to prepare individuals to become programmers or systems personnel, but does provide a broad exposure to the area of corporate information systems.

Learn from seasoned faculty with solid experience

Our award-winning faculty includes top professors, experienced executives and practicing business professionals, all with the same goal in mind: preparing students for a successful future in the business world. Dedicated professors thrive on interacting with students and helping you achieve your potential.
Through traditional classrooms lectures, discussions and experiential approaches, our courses facilitate a rich variety of conceptual knowledge, personal skills and competencies. You'll gain real world experience by working on projects for clients as well.

The tools you need, the opportunities you want

The Monfort College of Business provides high touch and wide tech, offering state-of-the-industry computing facilities, hardware, software, tools and experiences that you'll use in the
workplace. Our specialized Applied Networking Lab provides students with opportunities across all platforms, thanks to academic partners like Adobe, Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. In addition, internships are available in a wide variety of CIS disciplines.

The credentials that matter

For successive years, graduating seniors of the Monfort College of Business scored in the top 5-10 percent on the national Educational Testing Service Major Field Test in Business, which assesses students' core business knowledge.
The Monfort College of Business is the first and only business college ever to earn the coveted Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from the Office of the President of the United States. The college is accredited by AACSB International in both business and accounting - the "gold standard" for accreditation.

UNC Course Catalog

View the entry for CIS in the UNC course catalog (current year)

Course Listings

Course Number Course Title

Business Computing
Introduction to Software Engineering
Web Design and Development for Small Business
Applications Programming Languages
Graphical Interface Programming
Information Systems
Intermediate Web Development
Introduction to Computer Forensics
Network and Data Communication Systems
TCP/IP Network Security
Designing User Experiences
Fundamentals of Project Management
Object Oriented System Development
Systems Platforms and Network Development
Directed Studies
Database Management Systems
Advanced Database Management
Systems Analysis and Design
Senior CIS Project
Internship in CIS
Special Topics in CIS