Computer Information Systems



Bachelor of Science
Major
School of Arts and Sciences
Four-Year Degree

Overview

The computer information systems major at Westminster combines computer technologies and business models to prepare students for a successful career.  Through this program, you will learn how to manage computer technology to optimize the processes within an organization. You’ll cultivate problem-solving skills as you merge knowledge across disciplines.

Who It's For

Information-systems professionals have a technical knowledge of computer software and understand how organizations work. Our program attracts students who want to think critically about situations and integrate technology into the business world. 

Key Benefits

  • Students work with standard software and development environments to be at the top of their fields.
  • We emphasize information technology and implementation.
  • Our small class sizes create the perfect environment to learn about project management and ask questions.

About the Program

 

What You'll Learn

  • Learn the components of modern computer systems.
  • Combine software development and project management.
  • Develop a solid foundation of basic business environments.
  • Understand the concepts and processes behind achieving organizational goals with the assist of technology.

Plan of Study

Your coursework will emphasize computational skills as well as organizational management. You will take business and computer science courses and learn how to apply technologies to improve operations on the business level.


 

Sample Courses

Operations Management

Operations management means designing and controlling production processes. Through this course, you will investigate how businesses can improve their corporate strategy by using technology to analyze their operations.

 

Software Engineering

This class will give you a basic understanding of software planning, design, testing, reliability, and maintenance. You will work in a team to develop a semester-long project using the Agile approach of software development.

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Career Opportunities

The demand is increasing for graduates who understand computer systems and can apply their skills to meet the needs of a business. Through electives and course emphases offered in our program, you will be able to tailor your career to fit your passions.

Potential Careers

  • Application and business analyst
  • Database administrator
  • IT consultant
  • Systems developer
  • UX analyst
  • Web content manager

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Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$14,042 ($7,021 per semester)

Cost Breakdown (2018–2019)

  • Tuition: $34,000
  • Room: $5,526
  • Board: $3,164

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$27,834 (merit scholarship, work-study, grants and loan funds)

Scholarships

You’ll be Automatically Considered for Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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S-Cubed

Computer science, math, and physics students can apply to S-Cubed for a four-year scholarship sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Participants also benefit from early exploration of topics in their field, mentoring from industry professionals, and collaboration with a strong cohort of peers.

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Aspirations Scholarship

Westminster provides a scholarship for the winner or runner-up of the NWIT National Award for Aspirations in Computing.

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Computer Science Scholarships

Westminster Computer Science Scholarship

Up to $4,000 per year for both Fall 2017 first-year and new transfer computer science students. We will award both merit- and need-based scholarships.

How to Apply

How to Renew Your Scholarship

  • Enroll in at least 1 Computer Science class during the fall of your first year
  • Take classes towards a computing major each semester
  • Declare a Computer Science or Computer Information Systems major before the end of your first year
  • Remain a student in good standing

For questions, please contact Dr. Helen Hu in the Computer Science Department hhu@westminstercollege.edu.

Aspirations in Computing Scholarships

$3,000 per year for first-year incoming computer science students who have been named a winner or runner-up of the national or regional NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award. Winners and runner-ups from all regions are eligible.

How to Apply

How to Renew Your Scholarship

  • Complete at least one Computer Science class by the end of your first year
  • Remain a student in good standing

For questions, please contact Dr. Helen Hu in the Computer Science Department hhu@westminstercollege.edu.

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