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Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Today’s demand for computing specialists far outweighs the number of trained professionals in the field – and graduates of Clarke University are taking advantage of the demand!

The TimeSaver CIS major combines classes from both the Computer Science and Business Departments and prepares students for careers in business computing. Differing from the traditional computer science and business degrees, the CIS major emphasizes a hands-on, practical approach to using computers in diverse business environments. A CIS major also provides the necessary background for graduate study in computer information systems.

TimeSaver CIS students gain insight and direction from professors with diverse computing experiences and advanced computer science degrees. Small classes and faculty commitment allow students to interact frequently and at length with this helpful and knowledgeable team of educators.

The Computer Science Department is guided by a Computer Advisory Board consisting of computing professionals who guide the department in reviewing trends in computing, suggesting enhancements to the curriculum, and advising students about careers, job skills and placement. Students frequently accept high-paying positions months before graduation.


Career opportunities for CIS majors are increasing as technological developments result in new demand for computing personnel. A CIS degree is essential for applications involving networking, programming, analysis and design, database systems, computing support, and general knowledge of information technology. Graduates are employed by a wide variety of businesses, including public and private industries, banks, insurance companies, software developers, government agencies, and hospitals.

Core Requirements

For a bachelor of arts (BA) degree with a major in computer information systems, a student must complete 52 semester hours.

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