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 and implementation of applications and new technology. 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.

Coursework in this degree covers networking and operating systems, web programming, advanced math, programming languages, and database theory.

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Science


As a BA in Computer Information Science major, you’ll receive a strong theoretical and practical foundation in computer science. You’ll study best design practices for hardware and software design. Students will gain a broad understanding of computer science and directly applicable skills.

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.

Degree Plan:

For detailed descriptions and timing of courses, please see the New College Bulletin (course catalog).

Required Courses for Major (41 credit hours):
• Introduction to Information Systems
• Computing Sciences Concepts I, Lab
• Computing Sciences Concepts II, Lab
• Web Programming
• Introduction to Computer Organization and Hardware
• Algorithms and Data Structures
• Data Storage Systems
• Database Theory
• Software Engineering I
• Software Engineering II
• Human-Computer Interaction
• Research
• Senior Project

General Education Courses (up to 39 credit hours)

Mission Courses (up to 13 credit hours)