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Concentration in Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems degree at UNC

Unleashing the power of connectivity

Computer Information Systems (CIS) serve as the vital connective tissue, seamlessly linking individuals and entities within organizations. At its essence, CIS orchestrates the flow of digital information, facilitating efficient communication and collaboration across diverse sectors.

From the intricate web of network infrastructure to the dynamic realm of software applications, CIS embodies a comprehensive array of tools and processes designed to optimize organizational efficiency. It encompasses the strategic deployment of hardware, software, and data resources, tailored to meet the unique needs and objectives of modern enterprises.

About Our Program

UNC’s Computer Information Systems concentration provides students with knowledge, skills and practical experience in programming, systems analysis and design, database design and administration, security, e-business and networking. Students gain business skills for immediate employment in CIS and for advancement to CIS management positions.

Develop both business and computer science skills that will prepare you for immediate employment and provide the foundational knowledge for long-term career advancement. The Computer Information Systems concentration of our Business Administration bachelor’s program offers a variety of hands-on learning opportunities designed to give you practical experience and a competitive edge in the job market.

You’ll work with state-of-the-industry business applications that will prepare you to compete with the best. You’ll also benefit from the personal mentorship of award-winning business faculty who bring professional information system experience, and a real-world perspective, to the classroom.

Students will learn: 

  • Computer programming
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Database design and administration
  • Security, e-business and networking

What is Computer Information Systems? 

Computer Information Systems (CIS) refers to the field of study and practice that focuses on the design, implementation, management, and use of information technology (IT) systems and solutions within organizations. It encompasses a wide range of technologies, including hardware, software, networks, databases, and telecommunications, to support and enhance various business processes and operations.

Computer lab at the Monfort College of Business

Careers in Computer Information Systems

There are many potential job titles for computer information systems graduates. Below are a few example careers. The titles and salaries listed below are not necessarily entry level, and students should take into consideration how years of experience, geographical location, and required advanced degrees or certifications may affect pay scales.

(2020 -2030)
*Median Annual Salary

IT Analyst



Information Security Officer



Information Systems Manager



* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) and Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022 wage data

  • Degree Overview

    To graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems, students will need to take a total of 24 credit hours on top of the usual Business Core requirements.

  • Curriculum

    Required Courses include: 

    • Graphical Interface Programming
    • Networking & Data Communication Systems
    • Object Oriented System Development
    • Database Management Systems
    • Systems Analysis and Design
    • Senior CIS Project

    Select 2 of the following electives:

    • Intermediate Web Development
    • Introduction to Computer Forensics
    • Information Security
    • Designing User Experiences
    • Fundamentals of Project Management
    • Systems Platforms & Networking Development
    • Special Topics in CIS

    View the Degree Plan

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Become a Bear

"The experiences I've had and connections I've made at the Monfort College of Business have been absolutely incredible. The CIS program provides you with the latest tools in the industry and helps you easily develop technological and interpersonal skills. The professors are truly committed to your success, as they bring years of experience to the classroom and provide you with hands-on learning. Even though I don't graduate for another year, I have already landed my dream job and established personal connections for my future. I can't say enough about the CIS program at MCB."

- Ian Reynoso, Class of 2016

"The thing I enjoy most about the CIS program, and MCB in general, is that you have so many opportunities to prepare yourself for life after college. Every day I work with the technology that I will be using in a business environment and I am able to work with professors who not only teach but also currently work in the CIS field. The CIS program has helped me feel prepared for whatever path I may take come graduation."

- Amy Reams, Class of 2015

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