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Computer Information Systems (BS)

This is one of Michigan's high-demand, top careers


The applications of a computer information systems degree extend to every sector of life. From business to healthcare to education and entertainment—information systems support the very fabric of society. At SVSU, we prepare students to design, implement and maintain those systems. With the CIS degree, students will apply the programming world to a variety of industries, control corporate databases and develop new information systems. Students are encouraged to develop a robust understanding of both programming and project management so that they are prepared for a career as a developer, an entrepreneur or both—the choice is up to each Cardinal.

Cardinal Points

  • Multiple scholarships are available to students majoring in Computer Information Systems.

  • Students are welcome to participate in Cardinal Con—a 12-hour hackathon at SVSU.

  • Students have external and internal learning opportunities such as internships with SVSU's Web Operations Department or other co-ops, externships and field placements.

The computer information systems course load includes business, professional ethics and training in information systems as well as a concentrated focus in programming, database systems, systems analysis and design. Computer information science students are supported by tutors, submit a senior capstone project and are equipped to thrive because of a special program focus on writing.

Highlighted Courses

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Key Electives

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Complementary Minors/Majors

  • 12% projected growth for the employment of a computer information systems manager through 2026. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $118,370 is the median yearly pay for a concept computer information systems manager in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a bachelor’s degree from SVSU’s Computer Information Systems program, students are prepared for a range of industries including healthcare, education, insurance and more. Some choose to work for regional businesses and some take positions at globally renowned companies like Dow Chemical, IBM, General Motors, Microsoft and more.

Our Students After Graduation...


Saginaw Tooling Systems
The Saginaw Intermediate School District
Saginaw Valley State University
Delta College
Mahar Tools
Dynatrace LLC
Auto Owners Insurance
Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance
Covenant Healthcare
Rehmann Group
McLaren Health Care Corporation
Ascension Health
Yeo & Yeo
Dow Chemical
Dow Corning
General Motors
Electronic Data Systems

Graduate Programs

Saginaw Valley State University
University of Michigan
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Career Opportunities

Database Analyst
Lead Systems Integrator
Software Consultant
Systems Administrator
Web Developer
Mobile App Developer
Business Process Engineer

Cardinal Successes

These stories offer insight into how SVSU students have turned their education into successful opportunities yielding real-world success.

Chi Weng

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