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Computer and information scientists combine their creativity and deep knowledge of technology to solve practical challenges in all aspects of modern life.

Computer and information technologies are now an indispensable part of how we live and work, and our Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Science will take you inside the field’s most dynamic disciplines.

The Computer Science (CS) concentration strengthens your knowledge of how computer systems work and prepares you for positions in system programming, graphics and visualization, networks and web technology.

Opt for the Information Systems (IS) concentration and you’ll dig into how information technologies — like databases, enterprise computing, system analysis, and web-based information systems — are applied to commercial, governmental or scientific contexts.

A third concentration in Game Design (GD) is tailor-made for those whose dreams include careers in game programming, user experience design and augmented reality applications.

What Will I Learn?

  • Our graduates will be prepared for immediate employment or graduate study in a computer and information science related field.
  • Our graduates will lead and participate in culturally diverse teams, becoming global collaborators and adapting to an ever- changing field.
  • Our graduates will be ready to continue their professional development by obtaining further education certificates/degrees.
  • Specific student outcomes can be found at: umdearborn.edu/cecs/departments/computer-and-information-science/undergraduate-programs/

Visit the University Catalog to learn more about required coursework for the Computer and Information Science major and minor.

Making the Most of Your Major

There are opportunities to develop skills and connect with others interested in computer and information sciences beyond the classroom. Check out the Computer and Information Science Major Map to get a more detailed, year-by-year view of how you can learn, engage, network and transform your community and prepare for life after graduation.

Get Involved

Join an organization, such as Society of Women Engineers (SWE) or  Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE). Explore UM-Dearborn student organizations on VictorsLink.

Get Real World Experience

Internship, research, and study abroad opportunities are available for computer and information science students. Talk with your professors to learn more.

Plan for Life After Graduation

CIS Professionals work for industry, education, government, and nonprofit organizations locally and worldwide

Career Services offers assistance with job searching, resumes, interviews, or graduate school applications.

General Program Information

Students complete a minimum of 120 credits in one of three options (computer science or information systems or game design) and receive a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer and Information Science. 

Please note that beginning in Fall 2015, all freshmen must follow the Dearborn Discovery Core (DDC) requirements. 

The BS in Computer and Information Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Department Contact Information

Department of Computer and Information Science 

105 Computer and Information Science Building (CIS)


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