Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science
The Computer and Information Science (CIS) major provides preparation for a career as a computer professional or for graduate study. It combines a comprehensive theoretical foundation with the pragmatic aspect of designing and implementing computer-based solutions to practical problems. The program also emphasizes the current trends in software engineering through an object-oriented approach and Internet/networking applications using Java, Perl, C++, and other Web related software systems, tools, and technologies.
The major is available to both day and evening students. Evening students who qualify may take accelerated 7 week courses to satisfy their Core Curriculum requirements. Small classes facilitate easy interaction with faculty.
Based on the student’s career needs the CIS major offers the following two emphases:
Software Engineering (SE)
The Software Engineering emphasis combines a comprehensive theoretical foundation with the pragmatic aspect of designing and implementing computer-based solutions to practical problems. Students will be exposed to more traditional Computer Science breadth and depth in conjunction with using a variety of tools and technologies in software engineering.
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management Information Systems focuses on developing quantitative, computing, managerial, and business skills. This emphasis is suitable for students interested in a computer-related career in a business environment and leads to a wide range of employment opportunities related to computer information and technology management.
Distinctions for the degree in CIS
- Prepares students to develop and manage software projects for business careers.
- Emphasis is on practical hands-on experience in project management, software systems, and Web-based applications.
- Courses are offered in the evening, and/or on weekends.
- Computer Science Advisory Council provides connections with Bay Area companies.
- Support with internships available to our students.
- All students participate in comprehensive research projects with mentoring by faculty.
- Small classes facilitate close student-faculty interaction.
- Ideal geographic location halfway between San Jose and San Francisco
NDNU admits students throughout the year for fall, spring and summer semesters. Please review the NDNU General Catalog for complete admission requirements.
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