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Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems (online)

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Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems  (program code: 7491)

Program Description

This program has been designed by a team of scholars and professionals with extensive real-world experience in conjunction with CIS professionals who are currently working in industry and represent a sub-group of potential employers of our CIS graduates. The CIS course work has been designed to meet industry needs, which places our CIS graduates in high demand. The Computer Information Systems program offered at California University of Pennsylvania is designed for highly-motivated students who seek professional positions in the dynamic computing forum and who are willing to complete course work that is elevated above the average in order to meet current industry standards and/or to be fully-prepared for graduate studies

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)

Admission Criteria

Students applying for the 100% online Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) should have at least an associate degree in Business OR an approved related field OR at least 50 credits earned. Applicants should have college credits earned in at least Pre-Calculus (or College Algebra and Trigonometry).

To be considered for admission to Cal U as a degree-seeking student, please submit the following:

  • Your completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official High School transcript, which includes class rank or GED certificate and scores. This requirement is waived for students with a minimum of an associate degree.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores. This requirement is waived for applicants who have been out of school for at least two years or have 12 college level credits.
  • Students who transfer to Cal U with an approved earned associate degree in business or a related field may need as few as 61 Cohort program credits to earn the bachelor of science degree.
  • Students who transfer to Cal U with less than an approved earned associate degree in business or related field will be evaluated by the Program Coordinator for an admission decision and may need as few as 70 credits (61 Cohort program credits plus up to 9 Prerequisite credits) to earn the bachelor of science degree.
  • Minimum of a 2.00 cumulative GPA and in good academic standing.
  • Submit all official college transcripts
  • International Global Online Applicants


Course Credits

 CIS110 Introduction to Information Systems


 CIS120 Application Programming I


 CIS220 Application Programming II


 CIS299 Systems Analysis I


 CIS302 Visual Programming




 CIS321 Data Base Management Systems & Design


 CIS322 Database Application Development


 CIS325 Decision Support Systems


 CIS330 Web Programming I


 CIS332 Web Programming II




 CIS352 Global, Economic and Social Ethical Issues in Computing


 CIS354 Systems Project Management


 CIS401 Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning


 CIS490 Systems Analysis II


 CIS492 Systems Development and Implementation


 MAT195 Discrete Mathematical Structures for Computer Science


 MAT215 or MAT225 Statistics or Business Statistics


 MAT281 Calculus I




Students in the applied Computer Science and Information program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time he/she is accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

Program Website

Program Coordinator

Gina Boff, D.Sc. (Robert Morris University), M.S. (Robert Morris University), B.S. (Robert Morris College), Associate Professor
Phone: 724-938-4117

Program Faculty

Gary J. DeLorenzo, D.Sc. (Robert Morris University), M.B.A. (Duquesne University), B.S. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), Professor

Lisa Kovalchick, Ph.D. (West Virginia University), M.S. (West Virginia University), B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor

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