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Southeast’s computer informations systems (CIS) program prepares you to create the software government and businesses need to thrive. You’ll not only learn how to create the software, but how to analyze information to make intelligent digital solutions.  

In addition to your online course work, you'll have the opportunity for real-world experience through a project for an actual client. You can also obtain more experiential learning opportunities by completing an internship, working right along industry professionals and learning valuable skills and knowledge in your field. 

What You'll Do

As an online computer information systems major at Southeast, you’ll learn the fundamental principles of computing, information infrastructure, and cyber management needed to thrive in your field. More specifically, you’ll have the opportunity to: 

  • Choose from three track options: Artificial Intelligence, Business Administration, and Cybersecurity, to get a degree that fits your goals. 
  • Continue working, secure an internship or balance life’s other responsibilities by taking online courses. 
  • Become proficient in modern language programming.

What Can You Do with a Computer Information Systems Degree?  

Southeast's accredited computer information systems (CIS) program drives your career options in development, IT, and networking.  

You'll be ready to meet your goals by meeting the technology needs of business. And, in a field where jobs are expected to grow 12 percent by 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you'll have choices in the marketplace.  

Program graduates can earn jobs as: 

  • Application Analysts 
  • Data Analysts 
  • Database Administrators 
  • Information Systems Managers 
  • IT Consultant and Systems Analysts 

Online: Computer Information Systems Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree

Outcomes & Careers

  • $103k

    Computer Systems Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Computer Systems Analyst is $103,800.

  • $120k

    Information Security Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an information security analyst is $120,360.

  • $169k

    Computer & Information Systems Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for computer and information systems managers is $169,510.

Computer Information Systems Curriculum

Degree Map

The Computer Information Systems degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

A grade of ‘C’ is required in each core course. 

  • CS101 Introduction to Computer Programming (3) 
  • CS155 Computer Science I (4) 
  • CS265 Computer Science II (4)  
  • CS300 Computer Science III (3) 
  • CS440 Database (3) 
  • CS445 Software Engineering (3)  
  • CS495 Senior Seminar (1)  
  • CS499 Capstone Experience (3)  
  • IS145 Introduction to Web Development (3)  
  • IS175 Information Systems I (3)  
  • IS245 Web Development & Security (3)  
  • IS275 Computer Information Systems II (3)  
  • IS299 Security in Data Protocols (3) 
  • IS340 Information Technology (3)  
  • IS360 Mobile Application Development (3)  
  • IS420 Human-Computer Interaction (3)  
  • IS440 Web Design for Electronic Commerce (3)  
  • IS448 IS/IT Project Management (3)  
  • IS465 Management Support Systems (3) 
  • IS575 IS/IT Strategy and Management (3)  
  • IU315 Ethics in the Cyber World (3) 
  • MA223 Elementary Probability & Statistics (3)  

Choose One Track:   

Artificial Intelligence – Choose 12 hours: 
  • CS433 Data Analytics (3) 
  • CS453 Machine Learning (3)  
  • CS505 Data Mining (3)  
  • CS506 Cloud Computing (3)
  • CS533 Mobile Computing (3)  
  • CS575 Advanced Web Development (3)  
  • CS591 Advanced Artificial Intelligence (3)  
Business Administration – Choose 12 hours:  
  • AC221 Principles of Accounting I (3)  
  • EC225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)  
  • ER361 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3) 
  • MG301 Principles of Management (3) 
  • MG362 Management Skills (3)  
  • MI375 Management Information Systems. (3)  
  • MK301 Principles of Marketing (3)  
Cybersecurity – Choose 12 hours: 
  • CY201 Introduction to Cybersecurity (4) 
  • CY320 Information Security in System Administration (4)  
  • CY410 Web Application Security (3)  
  • CY530 Computer Network Security & Defense (3)
  • TN275 Introduction to Networks (3)

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours 
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours 
  • Written Communication – 6 hours 
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours 
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab) 
  • Mathematics – 3 hours 
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines) 
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students) 
  • Civics examination 

Freshman Year

Fall Semester (16)
  • UI100 (1 hour) 
  • EN100 (3 hours) 
  • IS175 (3 hours) 
  • CS101 (3 hours) 
  • MA116* (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 

*MA116 is a prerequisite to MA223.  

Spring Semester (16)
  • CS155 (4 hours) 
  • IS145 (3 hours) 
  • IS275 (3 hours) 
  • IU315 (3 hours) 
  • General Education** (3 hours) 

**If the Business Administration track is chosen, take EC215 as a prerequisite to EC225. 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester (16)
  • CS265 (4 hours) 
  • IS245 (3 hours) 
  • IS340 (3 hours) 
  • MA223 (3 hours) 
  • Track Course (3 hours) 
Spring Semester (16) 
  • CS300 (3 hours) 
  • IS299 (3 hours) 
  • Track Course (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 

Junior Year

Fall Semester (15)
  • CS440 (3 hours) 
  • Track Course (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
Spring Semester (15)  
  • IS360 (3 hours) 
  • IS420 (3 hours) 
  • IS440 (3 hours) 
  • IS465 (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 

Senior Year

Fall Semester (15)
  • CS445 (3 hours) 
  • IS448 (3 hours) 
  • Track Course (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
Spring Semester (12)
  • CS495 (1 hours) 
  • CS499 (3 hours) 
  • IS575 (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • General Education (2 hours) 

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Harrison College of Business & Computing

This program is housed in the Harrison College of Business and Computing. The College prepares students for the global marketplace. Alumni work for some of the world’s largest corporations to some of today’s most innovative startups. The focus is on creating and innovating, data and trends, supported by faculty mentors who themselves are leaders in business and computing.

Accreditations and Designations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): Computing Accreditation Commission logo
  • National Security Agency logo
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo
  • official Centers of academic excellence in cybersecurity community logo

Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.

Southeast has given me an education to pursue the career I want and has offered the personal experiences that I would not have been exposed to anywhere else.

Zach Buchheit, '18, Computer Information Systems 

Online Learning at Southeast

When it comes to your success, we do whatever it takes. Online learning at Southeast takes the same reputable college courses taught by Southeast faculty and makes them available anytime, anywhere.

Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

98% of Harrison College of Business and Computing graduates are employed or enrolled in grad school within a year.

Alumni are employed by

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For some students, earning a bachelor’s degree is just the first step. Our graduates go on to attend graduate schools across the U.S.

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