Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Business & Finance; Information Technology/Computers
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Program

Four year degree; Bachelor of Science (BS)

The Computer Information Systems bachelor’s degree program focuses on practical applications of technology and the use of IT in a business context. In addition to gaining a strong understanding of information systems and computer science, graduates of this program will also learn how to incorporate servant leadership into their everyday lives as business professionals, through a curriculum infused with Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values.

The Computer Information Systems program is offered as a four-year Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Mary’s main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Computer Information Systems Degree Program Highlights

With a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Mary, you will be prepared to:  

  • Apply programming logic skills and a variety of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database programs.
  • Analyze and design database systems and perform entry-level systems analysis and design work to solve business problems within a project team environment.
  • Document, code, debug, test, and implement a source code program solution.
  • Analyze, design, and produce websites and web-based applications.

In the University of Mary computer information systems program, you will also have unique opportunities to:

  • Gain real-world experience in an IT environment.
  • Develop sound leadership skills you can apply to all aspects of life through a curriculum grounded in Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values.
  • Work closely with world-class faculty who bring professional information systems experience to their classrooms.

Career Outlook for Computer Information Systems Majors

As organizations continue to upgrade to newer, faster, and more mobile networks, employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow by 15%, more than twice the national average for all occupations. As a result, more employees at all management levels will be needed to help in the transition. Additional growth will likely result from the need to increase security in IT departments to counter cyber threats.

+ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition

All of the following courses require a final grade of C or higher to count towards the major. Courses marked with an * should be completed prior to application to the major. They also require a grade of C or higher.

*CIS 106, 107, *203, 204; ITM 220, 300, 310, 340; CIS 356, 357, CIS 456 or 458; CIS 457; BUS 200, 201, 230, 380, 454

*CIS 101 or pass the equivalency exam,

*ENG 121, *COM 110,

*MAT 180 Students must also complete ALU 499, Senior Competencies Assessment, an exam to be taken during their last semester of study.

CIS 106, 107, 203, 204; ITM 310 and one CIS or ITM elective

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Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


Dr. Kevin Fishbeck
Computer Information Systems Program Director
Office: Benedictine Center 603A
Phone: (701) 355-8056
Email: [email protected] 

To see the full listing of our business faculty please click here.

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