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Computer Information Systems

Face the challenge and be prepared.

Computer information systems (CIS) overlaps many other fields, so we prepare our students to face a wide range of challenges. The CIS major has a built-in minor that allows you to choose an area of interest, such as entrepreneurship or financial mathematics, that will greatly enhance your marketability after graduation.


job placement and acceptance into graduate school


of students choose a minor outside of computer science


median annual salary in 2019 based on U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics

High-Quality Education

  • Hands-on Experience
  • Experiential Learning
  • Certificate in Cyber Security
  • Our students learn the latest cutting edge technology through hands-on experience in labs such as VR/AR, interactive media, intelligent systems security, cyberspace, cyber-physical systems, programming languages, and vision and mixed reality.

    Computer science majors complete a two-semester capstone project that allows students in their senior year to work with a company in the Dayton area. Students are assigned a problem and develop a solution that will benefit the company.

    The cyber security certificate provides students with the skills and experience needed to understand, prevent and operate cyber attacks. Students enrolled in the computer information systems bachelor's degree program who satisfy the requirements are eligible for this certificate program.

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    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Minor Requirement

    Students majoring in computer information systems are required to select a minor to complete their graduation requirements. This program is designed for students who seek to combine their interest in the use of computers with one or more approved areas in the arts, sciences, engineering or business.

    State-of-the-Art Facilities

    In spring 2021, the Department of Computer Science relocated to a newly renovated, 58,000-square-foot campus facility. Hathcock Hall is a stimulating academic environment that offers students cutting-edge research labs and active classroom space.

    Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

    The BPM degree option allows undergraduate students majoring in computer information systems to obtain both a bachelor of science and a master of science in five years. The undergraduate degree is earned in the first four years, with the master's degree being earned in the fifth year. BPM students are charged at the regular undergraduate tuition rate for their first four years, and are offered the discounted graduate tuition rate for the 24 semester hours of graduate coursework. During M.S. degree completion, several paid teaching opportunities are available.

    Association for Computing Machinery

    ACM is one of the world's largest organizations for computer scientists and people interested in computers. Our students participate in ACM events such as Hack The Box, an online hacking game by Google that teaches profitable and marketable cybersecurity skills, as well as electronic game development, design and analysis.


    Department of Computer Science

    Hathcock Hall, Room 122
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2160


    full-time faculty with doctoral degrees