Computer Information Systems

Department of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences

Are you fascinated by the relationship between humans and technology? Do you like working with networks and computer hardware? Consider a major in computer information systems, where you'll study the relationships between information, organizations, and human beings. You'll learn how to create, collect, store, and use information to help make decisions in modern organizations.


PLNU offers both a major and a minor in computer information systems through the Department of Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences. You'll get practical experience through internships with local companies and nonprofit organizations in areas including systems administration, web programming, and software engineering. If you major in computer information systems, you will also benefit from accomplished faculty who conduct research with current students in areas such as artificial intelligence, web applications development, and student learning. These types of research opportunities provide experience with modern technology.

Special Features

  • Research opportunities
  • Internships
  • Hand-on experience with hardware and software
  • Community service opportunities
  • Personal attention
  • Innovative learning environment

Career Opportunities

  • Network administration
  • Database administration
  • Network security
  • Electronic commerce
  • Computer engineering
  • Information systems analysis and design
  • Software engineering
  • Market analysis
  • Business intelligence analysis
  • Teaching
  • Bioinformatics
  • Web site design and administration

Student Perspectives
“The I.S. major is an extremely versatile one, and the people are great.”

“The Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences Department at PLNU provides great connections with people in industry and alumni to help with our future careers.”

“This [I.S. internship] is a program I feel every student should experience before graduation no matter what the major.”

“The techniques students learn from Point Loma Nazarene University’s I.S. program play a pivotal role in ensuring the students’ success for later job opportunities.”