Program Contact: Kiku Jones  203-582-5040

Computer information systems is where business and technology meet. CIS graduates bridge the gap between IT and business needs. They possess the knowledge and skill to become effective managers, developers and users of information systems. The CIS program focuses on data analysis, teamwork, project management and system development using a “hands-on” learning approach with real-world applications and projects. Successful students have an interest in problem solving using technology, business and management.

Students who major in computer information systems are in high demand in the job market. They acquire advanced skills along with an understanding of the role information systems play in organizations. CIS graduates are prepared for careers as systems analysts, business analysts, database administrators, web designers, project managers or IT consultants.

BS in Computer Information Systems Curriculum

As with all programs within the School of Business, students must meet the requirements of the University Curriculum, the School of Business Core Curriculum, and the specific requirements of the major for a total of 122 credits:

Business Core Curriculum
Complete the Business Core Curriculum43
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business34
Computer Information Systems Core
CIS 225Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS 245Programming With Python3
CIS 350Data Analysis with Excel (AC 350)3
CIS 351Database Programming and Design3
CIS 440IT Project Management3
CIS 490Computer Information Systems Capstone3
CIS electives
Select 9 credits9
Open electives
Select 18 credits18
Total Credits122

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will achieve the following competencies:

  1. Business Knowledge: Students apply basic business theories and concepts to understand and solve business problems.
  2. Business Analytics: Students effectively gather, assess and utilize data to understand, improve and communicate business decisions using Excel and other analytical tools.
  3. Communication: Students communicate business ideas effectively through written communications, oral communications and presentations, and digital media.
  4. Critical Thinking: Students utilize information and research findings to analyze problems and determine appropriate solutions.
  5. Business Ethics: Students apply ethical frameworks to evaluate situations and determine appropriate solutions.
  6. Cultural Adaptability: Students recognize and apply knowledge of diversity within and across individuals and groups.
  7. Professionalism: Students exhibit professional behavior, including a strong work ethic in their classes, in their interactions with faculty, staff and colleagues, and in their team assignments.

Admission Requirements: School of Business

The requirements for admission into the undergraduate School of Business programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective first-year students are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.

For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.

Seamless Transfer Agreement with Gateway Community College (GCC), Housatonic Community College (HCC) and Norwalk Community College (NCC)

Under this Transfer Agreement, GCC, HCC and NCC graduates will be guaranteed admission into a bachelor’s degree program with third year (junior) status at Quinnipiac University on the condition that they: 

  • Graduate with an associate in arts, an associate in science in business, College of Technology engineering science, nursing or an allied health degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (this may be higher in specific programs). 
  • Satisfy all other Quinnipiac University transfer admission requirements and requirements for intended major.

Suggested Transfer Curriculum for BS in Computer Information Systems

A minimum of 60 credits is required for transfer into the BS in Computer Information Systems program. Below is a sample plan of study for the first two years prior to matriculation at Quinnipiac University.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterCredits
English I 3
Introduction to Business 3
Microeconomics 3
Business Statistics 3
History Elective 3
Spring Semester
English II 3
Macroeconomics 3
Financial Accounting 3
Information Systems 3
Marketing 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
Managerial Accounting 3
Finance 3
International Business 3
Management 3
Art Elective 3
Spring Semester
Operations Management 3
Business Law 3
Science Elective with Lab 4
Social Science Elective 3
Additional Elective (Business or other) 3
 Total Credits61