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College of Science and Health
Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems Program: Bridging Technology and Business

At Benedictine University, our Computer Information Systems program is meticulously designed for students who are enthusiastic about data and its application in the business world. This program is not just about learning the technicalities of information systems; it’s about understanding how these systems are integral to the functioning of major corporations and healthcare institutions.

Embarking on this journey, students will immerse themselves in a curriculum that expertly blends the realms of technology and business. The program lays a strong foundation in critical technical areas such as problem-solving, algorithm development, data structures, programming, and computer organization. However, what makes our program stand out is its integration with key business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing.

This holistic approach ensures that our graduates are not just proficient in the technical aspects of computer information systems but also understand how these systems intersect with business operations. This balance of technical and business skills is crucial in today’s job market, where industries seek professionals who can bridge the gap between IT solutions and business goals.

Whether your interest lies in deciphering complex data for a multinational corporation or streamlining information systems in a healthcare setting, Benedictine University’s Computer Information Systems program equips you with the knowledge and skills to excel in these diverse environments. Our graduates emerge as well-rounded professionals, ready to take on the challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving world of information technology and business.

Students in the Computer Information Systems program have the opportunities to:

  • Acquire a solid foundation in information systems coupled with an understanding of and experience in its application to business, mathematics or science.
  • Become involved in projects, research and assisting in the computer laboratories providing hands-on experiences while on campus.
  • Choose electives that allow you to concentrate on applications for the business programmer or systems analyst, or the theory and applications of computers.

Navigating the Future with a Degree in Data Science 

In the age of information, data has become the cornerstone of decision-making in industries ranging from finance to healthcare. Recognizing this shift, our university has meticulously crafted a Data Science Degree Program, designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in this dynamic field. This program is not just about learning; it’s about applying that learning to real-world scenarios.

At the core of our program are the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), which are aligned with the university’s broader educational objectives. The first outcome focuses on developing a strong foundation in mathematics. Courses like Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics are more than just requirements; they are the building blocks for understanding complex data. But we don’t stop at theory. Our program emphasizes the application of mathematics to other disciplines through mathematical modeling and problem-solving, preparing students to tackle real-world challenges across various industries.

Technology plays a pivotal role in data science, and our program reflects this through its emphasis on technological proficiency. Students learn to use technology not just as a tool, but as an integral part of solving mathematical problems. This is complemented by a comprehensive understanding of the Java programming language, ensuring that our graduates are not just data scientists but also proficient programmers.

However, understanding data is not just about mathematical and programming skills. It’s about developing a strong understanding of algorithms and the ability to formulate and execute data-driven decisions. Our courses in Algorithms, Business Intelligence, and Data Analytics are designed to hone critical and creative thinking skills, ensuring that our graduates can navigate the complexities of data in a practical, effective manner.

Our Data Science Degree Program is more than just a pathway to a career; it’s a journey towards becoming a leader in a data-driven world. With capstone projects, internship opportunities, and workshops led by industry professionals, our students don’t just learn about data science – they live it. As they step out into the world, armed with the knowledge and skills acquired, they are not just graduates; they are the future shapers of an increasingly data-centric world.

Embrace a World of Creative and Professional Opportunities

Students who graduate with a degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) have a wide array of career options available to them, thanks to the versatile nature of the program that combines technical knowledge with business acumen. Here are some sample careers that CIS graduates often pursue:

Systems Analyst: Systems analysts play a crucial role in evaluating and implementing computer systems and software for businesses to meet their needs. They bridge the gap between IT and business, ensuring that information systems are used effectively to achieve business goals.

IT Project Manager: These professionals are responsible for planning, executing, and overseeing information technology projects. They ensure that IT projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet the company’s requirements.

Database Administrator: Database administrators are responsible for managing and maintaining the databases of an organization. They ensure that data is secure, organized, and accessible to authorized users.

Network Administrator: Network administrators focus on the day-to-day operation of computer networks. They are responsible for maintaining network hardware and software, troubleshooting network problems, and ensuring network security.

Business Analyst: Business analysts use their understanding of both business and information technology to improve processes, services, software, and hardware in an organization. They analyze business needs and oversee the implementation of technology solutions.

What our Alumni have done with this degree

Our alumni have gone on to successful careers at companies like Google LLC, HS2 Solutions Inc., The Boeing Co., Argonne National Laboratory, Northrop Grumman Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Navistar International Corp., United Parcel Service, Motorola Inc. and more.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the Computer Information Systems program:

  • Mobile Commerce
  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Web Applications Development

Lisle undergraduate courses and descriptions

Computer Information Systems, BS – Lisle


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