Majors & Minors

Computer Science and Information Systems Degree

Program Overview

This major includes an option in either computer science or information systems. Hands-on courses focus on the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer animation, wireless computing, information security, operating system programming and more. This will prepare you to enter the IT field with a solid foundation.

Highlights of the Computer Science and Information Systems Major

  • The local Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) chapter is very active and offers students a variety of opportunities each semester to learn from industry professionals.

  • Our state-of-the-art computing labs are equipped with networking technologies, graphics workstations and the latest information technology tools and solutions.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a career in the information technology field. Below is a list of potential job titles and employers that graduates have found employment or internship opportunities with.

Job Titles

  • Software Architect
  • Software Engineer
  • Application Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Database Analyst/Developer/Administrator
  • IT Project Coordinator
  • IT Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Many more!


  • 3M
  • Medtronic
  • Thomson Reuters
  • IBM
  • Target
  • Best Buy
  • Andersen Windows
  • State of MN-IT
  • Accenture
  • Aladtec, Inc.
  • Lancet Data Sciences
  • Turnkey Software Solutions
  • Vero Software
  • Many more!


Skills and Learning Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will learn to:

  • Understand the latest programming methodologies, data structures, software engineering, design methods and operating system programming and theories.
  • Analyze, design and develop modular scalable multi-tier software applications.
  • Design, implement and maintain computer networks.
  • Build structured and scalable database management systems.

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