Computer Information Systems

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Bachelor of Science
School of Arts and Sciences
Four-Year Degree


Computer Information Systems is the study of concepts, principles, and processes of two broad areas of activity:
  • Acquisition, deployment, and management of information technology resources and services (the information systems function)
  • Development, operation, and evolution of infrastructure and systems for use in an organization

Who It's For

Information Systems professionals must have sound technical knowledge of computers, communications and software, but they must also understand organizations and how they function. Our students are expected to think critically about situations and further develop their problem-solving skills in class.

Key Benefits

  • Work with the latest computer systems and understand its components. Our goal is to keep our students updated with new discoveries, software and programs to help them be at the top of their fields.
  • Learn how to set organizational goals.
  • Study both software development and project managements. We give you the opportunity to develop a basic knowledge of the business environment so that you are fully equipped for a competitive field.

How Long It Takes

The Computer Information Systems program requires a minimum of a 2.3 GPA in all courses and the completion of all the WCore requirements.

About the Program

What You'll Learn

The Computer Information Systems major provides a combination of technical computer science coursework as well as several business courses. Such coursework emphasizes on technology information and implementation, organization functions, and concepts and processes of organizational management.

Plan of Study

The recommended plan of study for this program starts with an introduction to the world of administration and business. Gradually, the amount of computer work increases entering courses like Database Systems and Software Engineering.

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Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$14,042 ($7,021 per semester)

Cost Breakdown (2018–2019)

  • Tuition: $34,000
  • Room: $5,526
  • Board: $3,164

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$27,834 (merit scholarship, work-study, grants and loan funds)


You’ll be Automatically Considered for Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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Computer science, math, and physics students can apply to S-Cubed for a four-year scholarship sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Participants also benefit from early exploration of topics in their field, mentoring from industry professionals, and collaboration with a strong cohort of peers.

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Aspirations Scholarship

Westminster provides a scholarship for the winner or runner-up of the NWIT National Award for Aspirations in Computing.

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Computer Science Scholarships

Westminster Computer Science Scholarship

Up to $4,000 per year for both Fall 2017 first-year and new transfer computer science students. We will award both merit- and need-based scholarships.

How to Apply

How to Renew Your Scholarship

  • Enroll in at least 1 Computer Science class during the fall of your first year
  • Take classes towards a computing major each semester
  • Declare a Computer Science or Computer Information Systems major before the end of your first year
  • Remain a student in good standing

For questions, please contact Dr. Helen Hu in the Computer Science Department

Aspirations in Computing Scholarships

$3,000 per year for first-year incoming computer science students who have been named a winner or runner-up of the national or regional NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award. Winners and runner-ups from all regions are eligible.

How to Apply

How to Renew Your Scholarship

  • Complete at least one Computer Science class by the end of your first year
  • Remain a student in good standing

For questions, please contact Dr. Helen Hu in the Computer Science Department

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