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Computer Information Systems Degree Online CIS Major

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Register By: May 04 Classes Start: May 06

Earn a CIS Degree Online

  • $330/credit (120 credits)
  • Learn how to serve as intermediary between IT and business units
  • Develop information systems that support organizational goals
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Get hands-on experience with a variety of business intelligence applications
  • No application fee or SAT/ACT scores required

Online Information Systems Degree Program Overview

Use technology to drive crucial business strategies with the online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Information Systems program at Southern New Hampshire University.

A CIS degree will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to bridge the gap between IT and business. You'll take an active role in helping support your organization's strategic goals through technology.

If you've completed your associate degree in business or an AS in IT, this program is especially well-suited for you. With 18 free electives, you'll have the power to finish your program faster – saving you time and money along the way.

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What You'll Learn

  • Use business intelligence applications to analyze data models
  • Analyze existing business information systems and identify new ones
  • Develop communication strategies
  • Apply learned concepts to develop and implement systems that support an organization’s goals

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How You'll Learn

At SNHU, you'll get support from day 1 to graduation and beyond. And with no set class times, 24/7 access to the online classroom, and helpful learning resources along the way, you'll have everything you need to reach your goals.

Career Outlook

Lightning-fast access to information is no longer a "nice to have" – it's essential for any business to thrive.

Therein lies the need for an educated workforce to step out into the field.

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Job Growth

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that demand for computer and information systems managers will grow 15% through 2032 – much faster than the national average for all occupations.1

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports computer and information systems managers earned a median annual salary of $164,070 in 2022. 1

Understanding the Numbers
When reviewing job growth and salary information, it’s important to remember that actual numbers can vary due to many different factors — like years of experience in the role, industry of employment, geographic location, worker skill and economic conditions. Cited projections do not guarantee actual salary or job growth.

Graduates of the computer information systems degree program may pursue a number of different careers, including but not limited to:

Computer Systems Analyst

Study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design improvements to them.

Computer and Information Systems Manager

Plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities in an organization. Help determine the IT goals of an organization and implement computer systems to meet those goals.

Information Technologist

Create or support computer applications, systems and networks.

Project Manager

Coordinate the budget, schedule and other details of a project. Lead and guide the work of technical staff and serve as a point of contact for clients.

If it's a more business-focused career you seek, you may also be interested in studying management information systems (MIS) through our online bachelor's in business administration, which offers an MIS degree concentration.

At SNHU, we know how important networking and experience can be in helping you get your foot in the door. That's why we offer CIS students opportunities to participate in national events and competitions each year. Like the National Cyber League (NCL) spring and summer competitions. Join a team to face practical cybersecurity challenges, such as pen testing vulnerable websites or recovering from ransomware attacks. Our students have made several top 10 placements. Additionally, the first-ever all-women team to compete was comprised of SNHU students.

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A Degree That Meets Workforce Demands

Faculty Image Ann Marie MoynihanAnn Marie Moynihan, associate dean

"With job growth on the rise, a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems will help graduates as they seek employment and meet workforce needs."

Courses & Curriculum

"The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems prepares graduates to implement effective solutions in support of organizational needs," said Ann Marie Moynihan, associate dean at SNHU.

The curriculum helps accomplish this goal by exploring key tech concepts like systems thinking, scripting, database environments, application development and object-oriented analysis and design. You'll think about these ideas in a business context, with courses that cover client systems and support, enterprise information systems and business intelligence and reporting.

You'll also apply what you've learned through a culminating capstone experience.

"The capstone course offers an opportunity to work on a CIS project-based design where you can work with a team to generate a plan in support of business needs," Moynihan said.

Using practical, real-world situations as a launchpad, you'll apply what you've learned throughout the program.

"The knowledge, skills and principles of systems analysis and design, project management, quality assurance and resource management are applied as the team works to formulate and recommend solutions."

Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Applied Statistics for STEM are dictated courses for the general education program.

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

General Education

All undergraduate students are required to take general education courses, which are part of SNHU's newly redesigned program, The Commons. The goal of The Commons' curriculum is to empower you with some of the most in-demand skills, so you can succeed not only in your academic career, but in your personal and professional life too.

Technology Resources

We provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.

Earn Credit for Your Experience

Did you know certain work and life experiences - like industry-recognized certifications, law enforcement training and math knowledge - could save you time and money at SNHU? Learn how you could get credit for work or life experience.

Earn Math Credits

Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Depending on your scores, you could earn up to 12 math credits – the equivalent of 4 courses – toward your degree for less than $50 per assessment. For additional information, or to register for a Pathways to Math Success assessment, contact your admission counselor or academic advisor today.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.

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Tuition & Fees

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation.

We also offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $990 $330 $9,900
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $693 $231 $6,930

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually. *Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs No Application Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

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