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Computer Information Systems

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Major or minor in

Computer Information Systems

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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As a computer information systems major at Linfield

you might take:

Database Program Development

Application program development in a database environment using a host language. Data structures, file organizations, models of data storage devices, data administration and data analysis, design and implementation. (COMP 250)

Systems Administration and Networking

Installation, administration and maintenance of various modern operating systems widely-used in academic, industrial and research environments. Communications concepts, network architectures, data communication software and hardware. Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks, network protocol suites. Internetworking and routing, network management, and distributed information systems. Extensive hands-on experience based on the management of a fully functioning computer network systems. (COMP 252)

Management Information Systems

Real-world applications of information systems concepts. The value and uses of information systems for business operation, management decision making, and strategic advantage. (COMP 382)

Studying computer information systems at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science.


    Demonstrate how enterprise systems integrate functional areas into one enterprise-wide information system.

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  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of software development, networks and systems development and administration, and information management.


    Orally present information and write clearly.

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  • 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.

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  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of at least one specialty area of computer science through independent research and, wherever possible, internships.

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  • Function well in an industrial or commercial environment through attachments or internship.


    Develop personal skills, planning and time management skills, problems solving and decision-making skills.

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Employment Opportunities in Computer Information Systems

  • Information systems business analyst
  • Business analyst student
  • Information systems business analyst
  • Help desk analyst
  • System/network administrator
  • Business analyst/operations
  • Application project manager

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Deanna Fairchild
Deanna Fairchild
Assistant Director of Admission for Online and Continuing Education