An ABET-Accredited Information Systems Degree

Regis University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems degree combines the knowledge of leading edge technologies and systems methodologies with an understanding of the ever changing, dynamic business environment.
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B.S. Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems Degree Overview

If you a person that is interested in technology and desires to solve the tough business problems in our world, then the field of computer information systems is an exciting and expanding area that combines both technical and business skills. Professionals in this field enable organizations to make better, data-driven business decisions in an ever-changing technology work environment. Regis University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree provides you with the knowledge and experiential learning needed to empower business organizations to operate more efficiently and effectively using technology. 

Participate in an Elite Program

The Regis Computer Information Systems degree is one of only 35 out of 1,400 programs in the nation accredited in Information Systems by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Our B.S. in CIS program is a career-focused degree that provides a balance of theory, course work and hands-on experience in business process management, software development and applications, database management, enterprise systems, business analytics, and more. You will learn to analyze how IT initiatives impact your company’s short and long-term business goals and how to improve existing business processes and information systems. In short, you will be the link between business and IT and the real-world experience you gain while achieving your degree will be accompanying you into the job market.

For example, in database management, you will get hands-on experience with the world’s leading database vendor, Oracle Corporation, in a live virtual-lab environment. In addition, you will experience the power of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software in a virtual lab setting. The SAP ERP system is a collection of business applications that integrate the data and flow of all facets of formation throughout an organization. Real-world exposure to SAP increases the student’s ability to integrate knowledge across business disciplines and build a firmer grasp of integrated business processes. Finally, you will explore how business analytics software from SAP can create business intelligence with the use of extremely large integrated datasets from a variety of areas or “Big Data”. With SAP virtual lab work in four courses, you will earn the SAP Recognition Award Certificate which is a valuable asset for CIS professionals entering the job market.

This bachelor’s degree prepares you for a number of exciting careers as a: systems analyst, business process analyst, software engineer, computer programmer, database manager, project manager, and more.

Information technology continues to be a fast-growing sector of the economy, and demand for skilled computer information professionals is projected to grow 25% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Expected starting salaries for students majoring in CIS are starting at $75,000 to $85,000 (U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Handbook, 2014/2015).

A Faster Path to Success Through Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

Students have the opportunity to work on a B.S. in Computer Information Systems degree in tandem with one of the Master of Science degree programs within our College of Computer & Information Sciences.* Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 to learn how you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost. Please see the Prerequisite Chart for this technology degree to learn more.

*Excluding the M.S. in Software Engineering & Database Technologies degree

Student Outcomes

 Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Analyze a problem and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. Work on teams in face-to-face and/or virtual environments.
  5. Understand professional, ethical, legal, and social issues and responsibilities relevant to information technology.
  6. Communicate with organization stakeholders using effective communication, project management, and decision-making skills.
  7. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  8. Maintain technical competency in the face of rapid changes in the field of information technology.
  9. Apply information technology knowledge using current tools, techniques and skills to organizational systems.
  10. Understand processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within the business environment.

Graduate & Enrollment Numbers

    2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
    Graduates by academic year 27 19 10
    Enrollment by academic year 211 192 170

    Total Computer Information Systems Degree Requirements: 128 credit hours

    Combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees: 152 credit hours
    Undergraduate core requirements: 45 credit hours
    Foundational course requirements: 33 credit hours
    Upper division course requirements: 30 credit hours
    Optional minor: 12 credit hours
    General electives: 8 credit hours (if minor is selected); 20 credit hours (if minor is not selected)

    Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

    Program Requirements

    General Undergraduate Core Requirements (45 credit hours)

    Oral Communication Skills (3 credit hours): COM 210, COM 211
    English Composition (3 credit hours): EN 203
    Advanced Oral or Written Communication (3 credit hours): COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475
    Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours):
    Literature/Humanities Elective (3 credit hours) Any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437)
    Global Issues (6 credit hours): COM 400, COM 412, CR 466, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 446, SO 469F, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 450, RC 458, RC 459

    Social Sciences (6 credit hours): CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406 and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses

    Mathematics (3 credit hours):
    (College-level algebra or higher)
    MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, all 300-400 level MT courses
    Natural Sciences (3 credit hours): SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, all CN, CIS or CS courses 
    Philosophy (6 credit hours): All PL courses
    Religious Studies (6 credit hours): All RC, all RS courses 
    Foundational Courses (33 credit hours)
    AC 325 Accounting Principles and Management Concepts
    BA 300 Business Systems in a Sustainable Society
    CIS 300 Foundations of Information Systems
    CIS 318 Ethics for the IT Professional
    CIS 325 Systems Analysis and Design*
    CIS 445 Database Management*
    CIS 311 Systems Architecture
    CS 361 Control Structures
    CS 362 Data Structures
    MT 270 Introduction to Statistics
    MT 320 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
    *Lower division course work acceptable in transfer. 

    Upper Division Major Requirements (30 credit hours)

    CIS 448 Information Technology Project Management
    CIS 455 Management Information Systems
    CIS 458 Business Process Management
    CIS 461 Business Analytics
    CIS 463 E-Commerce Technology Management
    CIS 464 Enterprise Systems
    CIS 465 IS Strategy, Management & Acquisition
    CIS 493 Senior Capstone
    CS 432 Modern Software Engineering
    CS 434 Object-Oriented Programming using Java

    Optional Minor

    12 credit hours

    General Electives (8 - 20 credit hours)

    If a minor is completed: 8 credit hours 
    If a minor is not completed: 20 credit hours 
    TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 128 credit hours

    Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

    To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

    How to Apply

    Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.

    Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

    Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

    Applicants seeking a bachelor's degree from the College of Computer & Information Sciences (CC&IS) must possess:

    • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
    • Transferable credit from a regionally accredited college or university AND
    • Evidence of work experience

    Applicants who do not meet each of these requirements may submit a letter of exception to the Assistant Dean of the school in which the applicant seeks to enroll. The letter should describe the applicant's goals and substantiate his/her ability to be successful at Regis University. Download guidelines for work experience admission appeal.

    Application Process:

    1. Complete the undergraduate application form online
    2. Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
    3. Complete the personal statement essay. A short personal statement is required to be considered for admission. Download a copy of the personal statement guidelines.
    4. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of application. If not received, course registrations will be suspended.
    5. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

    Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.
    Apply a minimum of 14 days before the start of classes to ensure optimal course selection.

    Non Degree-Seeking Applicants Submit the Following:

    • Online application form
    • Pay the $50.00 application fee
    • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Provide evidence of work experience
    • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

    Class Starts

    Term Class Start Date
    Fall 5W3 - 2014 November 3, 2014
    Spring 8W1 - 2015 January 5, 2015
    Spring 5W1 - 2015 January 5, 2015
    Spring 5W2 - 2015 February 9, 2015
    Spring 8W2 - 2015 March 2, 2015
    Spring 5W3 - 2015 March 16, 2015
    Summer 8W1 - 2015 May 4, 2015
    Summer 5W1 - 2015 May 4, 2015


    2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

    Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
    Classroom $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50
    Online $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50

    Directed study costs $460 per credit hour.

    Please note: Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.