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Computer Information Systems Major
Bachelor of Science

The computer information systems major at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences is designed to meet the challenges of a relatively young, dynamic, and growing field. The curriculum is consistent with recommendations outlined by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Emphasis is placed on programming languages, data structures, distributed data processing, multimedia database systems, database management, networks and data communications, and information systems organization.

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The major's curriculum is upgraded regularly through surveys of skills needs, ongoing dialogue with information technology business leaders and technical professionals, and monitoring of the business environment and technological trends. The curriculum provides a combination of technical skills, business skills, and hands-on experience to meet the needs for "the right person with the right skills at the right time." Through program opportunities, students gain hands-on, real-world experience in the high-technology industry and technical careers. Professionals with real-world experience are in the classroom at all levels.

The computer information systems major is offered during the day and evening on NSU's Main Campus and Miami Campus. The major is also available as an online program.

Dual Admission Option

Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.

Dual Admission programs relevant to the computer information systems major include