Business Computer Information Systems

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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.

Liberal Education Courses

You must complete the WCore program or join the Honors College (and complete requirements) to fulfill your liberal education credits.


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

Learn More About the Business Computer Information Systems Program

Check Out the Business Computer Information Systems Department

Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

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

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, Westminster students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of 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.

Learn About Tuition

You’ll be automatically considered for scholarship and grant opportunities.

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

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Additional Scholarships

Aspirations in Computing Scholarships

The Aspirations in Computing Scholarship awards $3,000 per year for first-year, female, incoming students who have been honored by the national or regional NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Program. Winners, honorable mentions, rising stars, and certificate recipients from all regions are eligible. You must remain in good academic standing and complete a computer science course by the end of your first year at Westminster. This scholarship is in addition to other merit- and need-based aid you may be awarded (not to exceed the total of tuition and fees).

How to Apply
How to Renew Your Scholarship
  • Complete at least 1 Computer Science class by the end of your first year
  • Remain a student in good standing

For questions, email Dr. Helen Hu (hhu@westminstercollege.edu).

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