Division of Math, Science, and Technology

This academic program is housed in the Division of Math, Science, and Technology in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.

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B.S. in Computer Information Systems

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.

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.

Online Program

CIS online courses have learning outcomes identical to those of classroom-based courses. To make CIS online classes as efficient, personal, relevant, and successful as those in the campus-based program, the online program utilizes electronic tools such as email, the World Wide Web, interactive multimedia tools, electronic discussion boards, and chat rooms. The CIS program was one of NSU's online degree programs selected for U.S. military personnel through a competitive process. The CIS program participates in several federal and military programs including the DANTES Distance Learning Program and the U.S. Army's eArmyU online initiative. The CIS program is also part of Southern Regional Electronic Campus (SREC).

Consider Selecting a Minor

Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.

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.