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Computer Information Systems

Bachelor of Arts

Are you a creative problem solver? Do you like to tinker with your computer and play and develop games and think pig picture? Our Computer Information Systems (CIS) major prepares you to analyze and re-engineer business processes, to design and develop web-based applications, and to manage these information systems as strategic resources. CIS is the discipline covering the application of people, technologies, and procedures – collectively called information systems – to solve business problems. In CIS, the core is information: how to get it, how to organize it, how to make sense of it, and how to protect it. Programming is how the CIS major presents that information, via web pages, apps, and personalized reports.

  • Our CIS graduates are in high demand and often accept high-paying positions long before graduation.
  • Clarke University’s CIS department is one of the oldest small college programs in the world, founded in 1965 by the first woman ever to receive a Ph.D. in computer science, Sister Mary Kenneth Keller.
  • Our faculty boasts 20+ years of experience.
  • Class size is small, allowing for intense individual attention and instruction.

Program Details

We offer courses that help you prepare for your future, such as careers in information technology or graduate school. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to work with software, operating systems, security, and the latest technologies such as mobile, web, robotics, 3D printing and scanning, virtual servers, and virtual reality. In addition, you will learn how to work with data, write code, manage projects, and conduct research. Assignments are practical and real-world oriented. In every class, you’ll see how the skills you are learning apply in the real world.

Classes You’ll Take

Admission to Clarke University

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Apply to Clarke today to begin your journey.

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Meet Our Faculty

When our graduates speak about the Clarke moments that helped shape them, there’s always a professor in the story. That’s because being a faculty member at Clarke University requires a deep passion for educating, encouraging, and empowering students. Here, your professors will know your name. They will push you to develop your full potential, and then they’ll ask for more. And, they’ll be right there to congratulate you when you exceed even your own expectations. Often, it’s a relationship that lasts a lifetime.

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Mike Dempewolf, MIT

Mike Dempewolf, MIT

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

I was a software engineer at Cartegraph for 20 years. I not only know the theory behind my classes, but I also know how to apply it in the real world.

Joshua Moris, MIS

Joshua Moris, MIS

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Do you have passion in video games or software development? Would you like to see that passion become a viable career? I come from a video game development and programming background that will reinforce your passions while creating new applications in emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality and motion sensors.

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But don’t take our word for it…

Our Students & Alumni

Keith McCarraher

Keith McCarraher

Computer Information Systems '08

As a hiring manager, I know that a degree on a résumé shows me that the candidate has the ability to stick with something that takes years to accomplish.

Kohl Gregory

Kohl Gregory

Computer Information Systems '16

The world of CIS is ever-changing, as is the world of Clarke University. There is an opportunity for life-long learning in this major.


3/8
Job growth

CIS majors will hold three of the top eight growth jobs over the next eight years.

1:1
Student to Professor Ratio

Work one-on-one with faculty.

$139,220
average salary

The median annual wage for computer and information systems managers in May 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Experience Clarke Computer Information Systems for Yourself

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