Computer and Information Sciences - Career Pathways

Computer Information Systems

What is Computer and Information Sciences?

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) combines a study of the current state of computer science with an area of application. The Computer Science degree focuses on a traditional computer science discipline with applications in scientific problem-solving and software development. The Computer Information Systems degree is geared toward commercial computer-based information processing, management, and administrative applications.

Academic Programs

What Can I Do with a Computer Information Sciences Degree?

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems prepares students for several career paths in technology, science, and business. In fact, according to, by 2020 there will be 1,000,000 more jobs in computing than students. These jobs are in fields including systems development, systems management, software design and development, computer networking, computer programming, and entrepreneurship.

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

Business Intelligence Analyst
Computer Engineer
Computer Support Specialist
Computer Systems Analyst
Computer Technician
Database Administrator
Information Research Scientist
Information Security Analyst
IT Consultant
IT Training Specialist
Network Administrator
Network Security Engineer
Project Manager
Software Architect
Software Developer
User Experience Designer
Web Developer

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers.

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Major-specific activities and student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may join clubs such as the Computer Science Club.

Networks continue to grow through digital groups such as LinkedIn.

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Professional Associations

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Get Connected

Stay up to date on the CIS Department’s news and events through their online newsletters.

What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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