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 (INSY) 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 successfully employed in computer science-related fields or other career paths, including industrial, academic, governmental, or non-governmental organization, or will be successful graduate students in a program preparing them for such employment.
- Our graduates will lead and participate in culturally diverse teams, becoming global collaborators.
- Our graduates will continue their professional development by obtaining continuing education credits, professional registration or certifications, or post-graduate study credits or degrees.
- Explore Student Outcomes to see what students can achieve in the CIS program.
- 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 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.
- Bachelor of Science - Major/Minor/Dual Degree
- Internship and Research Opportunities Available
- Scholarships Available
- Student outcomes
- Enrollments and degrees granted
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)