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Online and Continuing Education Online Computer Information Systems Degree

Computer Information Systems Degree – Overview

The online major in Computer Information Systems is designed to prepare you to enter the workforce equipped with the knowledge and skills in the core areas of computer information systems and technology. These areas include: Foundations of Information Systems, Data and Information Management, Enterprise Architecture, IS Project Management, IT Infrastructure and Risk Management, Systems Analysis and Design, IS Strategy, Management and Acquisition and Application Development. The curriculum is based on the guidelines of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

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Course topics in this online degree include database development, project management, software engineering, programming, web systems and technologies, systems networking and operations management.    After successfully completing the fully online Computer Information Systems degree, you will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science;
  • Demonstrate how enterprise systems integrate functional areas into one enterprise system;
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of software development, networks and systems development and administration, and information management;
  • Plan, design, implement and maintain a hardware, software or networked project both individually and as part of a group;
  • Work in multiple programming environments, software development languages and design paradigms.

Employment Opportunities in Computer Information Systems

  • Application analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Database administrator
  • Information systems manager
  • IT consultant
  • IT technical support officer
  • Systems analyst

Who Should Enroll

The demand for computer and information managers will continue to increase. This major is perfect if you are interested in information systems, data management, enterprise architecture, project management, infrastructure, security and risk management, systems analysis and design, or application development.

Requirements for the Business Information Systems Major

Courses You Will Take

Why Linfield College?

  • Affordable
  • Academic Excellence
  • Academic advising support and financial aid assistance
  • Online academic tutoring services
  • Superior research and library assistance
  • Career planning assistance
  • Accredited
    Linfield College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Specialized accreditation has also been granted to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, and the programs of education, music and athletic training.

Long considered one of the leading online colleges in the state of Oregon, Linfield College is a fully accredited, highly regarded academic institution focused on excellence in higher education. The Linfield community understands the unique challenges facing working students, and the faculty members offer the personalized attention and support needed for success. Each student is paired with an academic advisor who assists during every stage of the academic journey. Tutoring services are also available online, and Linfield has exceptional research and library assistance. Linfield College Online and Continuing Education strives to expand access to higher education by maintaining affordable tuition prices and offering financial aid to help eligible students.

I’d like to find out more. What are my next steps?

  1. Fill out the Request Information form to learn more.
  2. Schedule a conversation with the admission counselor for this program.
  3. Request an unofficial transcript evaluation (be sure to submit transcripts from all previously attended institutions.) 
  4. Call 503-883-2213 or email with any questions.
  5. Just apply now if you're ready to invest in your future.