Students entering CSM’s Computer Information Systems program can expect employment in this field to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average of all occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Graduates with this degree are qualified to seek positions as application developers or analysts in organizations utilizing computer systems. Job titles might include application programmer, programmer analyst, system analyst, and application developer.
Using a programming language, depending upon the selected specialty area, and business-related skills from the business electives, students learn to write programs and design software applications. In addition to the technical computer courses and business-related courses, students complete general education requirements designed to develop skills in writing, computing and communicating. Elective courses allow students to enhance their computer skills in other areas of IT or to participate in a cooperative education experience. Students may also complete this program online.