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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 to Expect

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.

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.

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.

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.

Computer Information Systems Curriculum

The applied technology 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. 

  • CS 101 Introduction to Computer Programming (3) 
  • CS 155 Computer Science I (4) 
  • CS 265 Computer Science II (4)  
  • CS 300 Computer Science III (3) 
  • CS 440 Database (3) 
  • CS 445 Software Engineering (3)  
  • CS 495 Senior Seminar (1)  
  • CS 499 Capstone Experience (3)  
  • IS 145 Introduction to Web Development (3)  
  • IS 175 Information Systems I (3)  
  • IS 245 Web Development & Security (3)  
  • IS 275 Computer Information Systems II (3)  
  • IS 299 Security in Data Protocols (3) 
  • IS 340 Information Technology (3)  
  • IS 360 Mobile Application Development (3)  
  • IS 420 Human Computer Interaction (3)  
  • IS 440 Web Design for Electronic Commerce (3)  
  • IS 448 IS/IT Project Management (3)  
  • IS 465 Management Support Systems (3) 
  • IS 575 IS/IT Strategy and Management (3)  
  • IU 315 Ethics in the Cyber World (3) 
  • MA 223 Elementary Probability & Statistics (3)  

Choose One Track:   

Artificial Intelligence – Choose 12 hours: 

  • CS 373 Introduction to Game Programming (3) 
  • CS 433 Data Analytics (3) 
  • CS 453 Machine Learning (3)  
  • CS 473 3D Game Programming (3) 
  • CS 503 Fundamentals of Computing (3) 
  • CS 505 Data Mining (3)  
  • CS 533 Mobile Computing (3)  
  • CS 575 Advanced Web Development (3)  
  • CS 591 Advanced Artificial Intelligence (3)  

Business Administration – Choose 12 hours:  

  • AC 221 Principles of Accounting I (3)  
  • EC 225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)  
  • ER 361 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3) 
  • MG 301 Principles of Management (3) 
  • MG 362 Management Skills (3)  
  • MI 375 Management Information Systems. (3)  
  • MK 301 Principles of Marketing (3)  

Cybersecurity – Choose 12 hours: 

  • CY 101 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity (4) 
  • CY 201 Introduction to Cybersecurity (4) 
  • CY 320 Information Security in System Administration (4)  
  • CY 410 Web Application Security (3)  

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in a major program. 

  • 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 

Fall First Year  

  • UI100 (1 hours) 
  • EN100 (3 hours) 
  • IS175 (3 hours) 
  • CS101 (3 hours) 
  • MA116* (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • Total: 16 hours 

*MA116 is a prerequisite to MA223.  

Spring First Year   

  • CS155 (4 hours) 
  • IS145 (3 hours) 
  • IS275 (3 hours) 
  • IU315 (3 hours) 
  • General Education** (3 hours) 
  • Total: 16 hours 

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

Fall Second Year  

  • CS265 (4 hours) 
  • IS245 (3 hours) 
  • IS340 (3 hours) 
  • MA223 (3 hours) 
  • Track Course (3 hours) 
  • Total: 16 hours 

Spring Second Year  

  • CS300 (3 hours) 
  • IS299 (3 hours) 
  • Track Course (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • Total: 15 hours 

Fall Third Year  

  • CS440 (3 hours) 
  • Track Course (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • Total: 15 hours 

Spring Third Year  

  • IS360 (3 hours) 
  • IS420 (3 hours) 
  • IS440 (3 hours) 
  • IS465 (3 hours) 
  • General Education (4 hours) 
  • Total: 16 hours 

Fall Fourth Year  

  • CS445 (3 hours) 
  • IS448 (3 hours) 
  • Track Course (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • Total: 15 hours 

Spring Fourth Year  

  • CS495 (1 hours) 
  • CS499 (3 hours) 
  • IS575 (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • General Education (3 hours) 
  • Total: 13 hours 

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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

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 

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.

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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 

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

Alumni are employed by

  • Boeing logo
  • Garmin logo
  • Microsoft logo
  • Centene logo
  • NISC logo
  • Element 74 logo

Outcomes & Careers

  • 100%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Computer Science report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $101k

    Information Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a computer and information analyst is $100,680.

  • $108k

    Information Security Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an information security analyst is $107,580.

  • $162k

    Computer & Information Systems Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for computer and information systems manager is $161,730.

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.

Graduate Schools

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