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Computer Information Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Science at St. Edward’s prepares you for careers in business and industry, working with the design, implementation and management of multi-user computer systems. We emphasize experiential learning. You’ll enroll in at least three semesters of research courses and join a student-faculty research group with the goal of producing and presenting professional-level work.

Students benefit from the university’s state-of-the-art computer infrastructure, software and data storage for innovative and collaborative research.

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Science

Overview:

As a BA in Computer Information Science major, you’ll receive a strong theoretical and practical foundation in computer science. You’ll also become thoroughly grounded in basic business principles and applying this knowledge to common business practices. Students with a keen interest in business and computer science are best suited for this major.

BA in Computer Information Science majors are in high demand across all industries. Graduates may work as systems analysts, designing and developing computer systems for the specific needs of a company. Or they may work as information system specialists, building databases and managing a company’s computer systems, communications systems, and information delivery.

Students also select this program to prepare for graduate degrees — such as an MS in Management Information Systems or an MBA — that will advance their careers. Close interaction with faculty at St. Edward’s — and time spent in classes, labs, advising sessions and program events — allows you to learn more about options for careers and graduate work.

Course Preview:

In addition to the general education courses required of all majors, and elective courses, BS in Computer Information Science majors take courses from these groups:

CORE COURSES
Students who major in computer information science complete core courses, which include Computing Sciences Concepts, Web Programming, Introduction to Computer Organization and Architecture, Software Engineering, Principles of Accounting, Microeconomic Principles, and Principles of Management.

SUPPORTING COURSES
BS in Computer Information Science majors complete supporting courses, which include Pre-Calculus and Discrete Mathematics.

SENIOR SEMINAR
In your senior year, you’ll create a software project that solves a business problem within computer information science and present your work at the annual Senior Seminar Symposium on campus.

View the Degree Plan (PDF) for sample course information for the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Science.

Opportunities

In addition to an internship that may be required for your degree, St. Edward’s University offers numerous opportunities for optional internships, professional-level research and hands-on creative experiences (writing, art, music, theater and more). These activities enhance your résumé, build your confidence and skills — and give you a distinct advantage in your career and for graduate school.

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