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Computer Information Systems, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
California, MD, United States
By taking the Computer Information Systems program at California Lutheran University you’ll learn to lead the creation of large-scale systems that can be made up of thousands of components, including computers, servers, telephone networks, websites, printers, and manufacturing equipment.
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The process of building new systems has several phases — gathering business requirements, understanding design tradeoffs, creating implementation strategies, performing acceptable risk analysis, and project follow-up. Known as systems engineering, this interdisciplinary skill set will be one of your most valuable career assets.

Combine business and technology

Understanding offline processes is as important to managing technical systems as knowing how to manipulate, transmit, and store electronic data. A mix of computer science and business management classes will give you crucial insight into the flow of information in an organization.

Solve complex problems

At the Computer Information Systems program at California Lutheran University you’ll study object-oriented programming as part of your computer science classes. You’ll learn to break down complicated processes into their individual parts, and transform those parts into working code. This approach will also make you more a more adept problem solver.

Develop in a diverse network environment

Modern industries often use a mix of technologies, and you’ll need cross-platform experience in order to be successful. Our experimental networking lab will allow you to work with different protocols and operating systems, exposing you to development on integrated networks.

Your Future

Computer information systems is a rapid-growth, high-demand area. Your ability to understand the whole process — not just the technology — will allow you to build a rewarding career in a variety of industries.

Career paths:

  • Business System Analyst
  • Computer Systems Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Senior Systems Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technician
  • Web Designer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts of Programming
  • Programming for Scientists
  • Computer Programming
  • Advanced Computer Programming
  • Visual Programming
  • Algorithms
  • Object-Oriented Design and Analysis
  • Computer Organization and Architecture

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete Your Application & Essay
  • Request Recommendation
  • Submit Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Optional Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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