Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems Program offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, a Bachelor of Arts in Computing, and a Minor in Computer Information Systems.

With a focus on innovative technology to support business environments, the CIS curriculum equips students with theoretical knowledge and real-world skills to pursue graduate studies for research and advanced studies, or to go directly into a career.  CIS careers can be technically focused (such as an application programmer, database administrator, or network administrator), or be non-technical (such as a business or system analyst, or project manager), or can fall somewhere in between (such as an IT entrepreneur, data analyst, or cyber-security specialist).

Program Coordinator:


Dr. Aakash TanejaDr. Aakash Taneja
Professor
Office: J-110
Phone: 609-652-4948
Email: Aakash.Taneja@stockton.edu


Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems: Computer Information Systems (CIS) professionals design, develop, deploy and manage technology, data and services in a variety of settings. This major is ideal for creative analytical thinkers and problem solvers who want to play a key role in integrating business processes and technology solutions.

Our BS in CIS curriculum has a strong technology focus, while emphasizing application environments within which information systems are used to support and enable organizational goals. It includes the theory and knowledge of business processes, technical skills and interpersonal behavior, and offers a broad foundation enabling our graduates to acquire life-long learning skills needed to adapt and advance in an ever-changing professional environment and workplace.  

The CIS majors learn business analytics, computer networking, database, programming and scripting languages, system analysis and design, project management, and security.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Computing: The B.A. in Computing provides a broad foundation in computing with more flexibility to pursue individual needs and interests if that interest does not correspond with the more structured curriculum of either the B.S. degree in Computer Science, or the B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems.

 

Minor in Computer Information Systems: The minor in CIS is appropriate for students of all majors who wish to gain knowledge and skills in designing, using, and managing technologies in their work environments. For example, a criminal justice major could minor in CIS to obtain the background to work in cyber-security, or a business studies majors could minor in CIS to obtain the background to work in data analytics and business intelligence. An understanding and ability to effectively utilize technology is critical for success in any work environment and will differentiate students with CIS minors from other students.

The minor in CIS requires completion of 20 CSIS-acronym course credits. Students completing this minor will get a broad overview of the subject (CSIS 2010), and take foundation courses (2101/2110, 2210) to prepare for select upper level courses appropriate to individual interests and needs. An overall GPA of 2.0 is required in the minor courses.


Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Computer Information Systems Program at Stockton University is to provide outstanding undergraduate degrees and courses that are consistent with the missions of the University and the School of Business, and that meet the full range of needs of the students. The Program provides students with an adaptable curriculum and pedagogy that complements the evolution of computer technology and the computing profession so that our graduates will have:

  • A strong theoretical and application oriented background across the computer science and information systems disciplines;
  • Practical skills and experience that enables them to become valuable contributors to their profession;
  • The ability and motivation to grow professionally and/or to continue their education after graduation;
  • An understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities;
  • The capability to apply technology skills and organizational principles to design, implement and manage technological solutions in various domains such as business, health, hospitality, medicine or entertainment;
  • The ability to perform effectively in software application development;
  • Skills such as analytical thinking, decision making, professional communication, system analysis, data analytics, database design, project management, and information security, required to address origanizations' strategic goals, day-to-day operations, and regulatory compliance;
  • The confidence to explore innovative technologies to attain competitive advantage for organizations.

Curriculum Information

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Minors


According to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Computer Science (CS), and Computer Information Systems (CIS) are inter-related sub-disciplines in the field of computing.

CS professionals design and develop novel software solutions to computing problems in a broad range of disciplines, such as the sciences, engineering, aerospace, and entertainment. Those who concentrate in CS focus from theory to programming applications. CS students take computing courses, mathematics courses, and, additional science courses.

CIS professionals focus on integrating business processes and technology to design, develop, implement and manage technological solutions for businesses and organizations. CIS students take computing courses, quantitative analysis courses, and additional business courses to have an understanding of application environments like business, health care, government, not-for-profit organizations, and scientific disciplines, etc.


Career Paths

Below are some examples of career paths awaiting Computer Information Systems graduates:

  • Application Developer
  • Business Intelligence & Data Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • ERP Consultant
  • Digital Forensics Investigator
  • Penetration Tester
  • IT Help Desk Analyst
  • System & Network Administrator
  • User Interface Designer

 

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Computer Information Systems Learning Goals

The CIS Program is designed to provide a solid education for those who intend to obtain employment as computer information systems professionals, as well as those who plan to enter graduate school for research and advanced studies.

By the time of graduation, Computer Information Systems (CIS) students will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
  6. Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.