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Computer Information Systems, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Waltham, MA, United States
Without professionals who can build strong information technology systems, companies can’t create and market products, manage their operations or plan for the future.Want to be the person who can help make all of that happen? Then the field of computer information systems (CIS) may be for you. 
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Our Computer Information Systems degree fuses deep technical skills with strong business acumen. Virtually all business decisions are intertwined with information technology, and you’ll learn how to become a master at connecting the two. To do that, we offer you a CIS degree curriculum with courses covering everything from programming languages to IT infrastructure design and development to data management systems. And because what you do can have far-reaching implications, you’ll also explore ethical issues and how to incorporate them into your decision-making. 

Skilled IT professionals are in high demand, so you’ll have your pick of positions in programming, app design and development, software engineering, data management and security, and more.

Starting salaries in this field tend to be above average, making this degree a great investment.

Specific positions you can pursue with a Computer Information Systems degree include:

  • Database analyst/developer
  • Data security analyst/risk analyst
  • E-commerce analyst
  • Networking analyst/architect
  • Quality assurance analyst/test
  • Software engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Web designer
  • Web developer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Business Processing and Communication Infrastructure
  • Business Systems Analysis and Modeling
  • Data and Information Management
  • Database Management Systems
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Advanced Application Development Technology
  • Advanced Net-Centric Computing
  • IS Project Management and Practice
  • Multi-Tiered Application Development
  • Object-Oriented Application Development
  • Operating Systems Use, Technology and Administration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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

  • Application form with $50 fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • College essay
  • Senior Grades
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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