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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Develop your skills for a successful future in the technology industry. Computer information technology professionals are often the ultimate problem solvers delivering the best solutions to a business or personal computer need. The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Information Systems from Thomas Edison State University (TESU) is a 120-credit online degree program providing the educational base you need to advance your career in computer management information systems. Dive into coursework in programming, database management, systems analysis, design and more. Your degree will culminate with a capstone project that integrates content from across the program and validates your knowledge in strategic management.

Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BS degree in Computer Information Systems and are fulfilled in the General Education section of the degree chart. 6
  • College Algebra or Quantitative Business Analysis within Intellectual and Practical Skills section of General Education requirements.
  • Statistics within Math section of General Education requirements.

*Within the area of study elective area, only 1 additional programming language course can apply.

  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: All credits in this area of study may be completed with Thomas Edison State University courses and/or exams.

The major objective of this major area of study is to provide an applied information systems educational base for business students who are or will become either managerial users of computers, managers of computer service units or applications staff members supporting computer using organizations. The emphasis is on management information systems — systems for the collection, organization, accessing and analysis of information for the planning and control of operations.

Note 1: This list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered appropriate for this major area of study.

Note 2: Thomas Edison State University course refers to the University’s own course offering of Guided Study, online or Contract Learning courses.

Note 3: Thomas Edison State University examination refers to the University’s own exam program — TECEP®.

Note 4: Other subjects listed can either be courses transferred from other colleges/universities or credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (see College Catalog for more information on PLA).

It is strongly recommended that all BS/BSBA students, regardless of area of study, include a business ethics subject as part of the general education or electives component of their degree.