What is Computer Information Science?

Information Science is the study of the relationships between information, organizations, and human beings.  Computer Information Systems majors learn how to create, collect, store, and use information to help make decisions in modern organizations.  Organizations cannot survive without information systems.  Information scientists have become critical members or organizational leadership teams.

A Computer Information Systems major can lead to careers in

  • Network Administration
  • Database Administration
  • Network Security
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Market Analysis
  • Business Intelligence Analysis
  • Academia
  • Bioinformatics
  • Website Design and Administration

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Student Research and Internships

There are opportunities for students to engage in research and community service opportunities under the guidance of a faculty member.

The department has a well-established program for internships.  Students are required to gain practical experience by working outside of the classroom in the Computer Information Systems Internship program.  Students have worked as system administrators, web programmers, and software engineers in various business and non-profit organizations in the local community.

What our students are saying

"The CIS major is an extremely versatile one, and the people are great."

"This [CIS 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 CIS program play a pivotal role in ensuring the students success for later job opportunities."