Computer Information Systems (CIS)
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Many jobs require a college educated individual. College graduates can use their education in a wide variety of occupations.
A degree in Computer Information Systems provides skills and competencies in CIS theory and concepts and their application to the functional areas of business; problem solving in business organizations; CIS development methodologies, techniques and technologies; digital computer hardware, systems software, application software, peripheral equipment, network components/installation and systems configurations; CIS ethics, the impact of information systems on society, organizations and individuals in both the domestic and international arenas.
Graduates can look forward to challenging careers in computer information systems or using their computer information systems knowledge within any other area of business. Specific career fields consist of systems analysis, design, development, programming, database management/administration, data communications, networks/network administration, electronic commerce, website development/administration and management of information systems.
Skills Related to Computer Information Systems
Ability to think logically, thoroughly, and concentrate intensely
Detail oriented, organized, work well under pressure
Math & science skills
Work well independently and as part of a team
Ability to analyze problems and make appropriate decisions
Ability to prepare technical reports
Ability to investigate data to solve a problem
Proficiency in precise analytical reasoning
Ability to master new computer languages and methodologies
Sensitive to multiple perspectives
Curiosity and enthusiasm
Potential Careers Related to Computer Information Systems
The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a Computer Information Systems major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Computer Information Systems majors may consider.
Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.
Employers in Computer Information Systems
- Advertising Companies
- Banking Firms
- Broadcasting Companies
- Census Bureau
- Communication Companies
- Computer Companies
- Consulting Companies
- Engineering Firms
- Government Agencies
- Private Industries
- Professional/Technical Journals
- Research Firms
- Software Developers
- State/Local Grant Agencies
- Test-Development Companies
- Transportation Companies
- Weather Bureaus
- Web Development Companies
Professional Organizations in This Field
American Society for Information Science
Association for Information Systems
Association for Information Technology Professionals
Association of Independent Information Professionals
Computing Research Association
International Webmasters Association
MSU Denver Association of Information Technology Professionals
Websites Related to Computer Information Systems
- MSU Denver Department of Computer Information Systems Website
- Resume Example for CIS Majors
- Computer Jobs Finder
- Computer Jobs
- Computer Work
- Integrated Computer Solutions
- The Internet Society
- Women & Minorities in Science & Engineering
The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple web documents.