"...do not be afraid to make big changes in your career."
The Computer Information Systems major combines the core knowledge and skills necessary to compete and be productive in the field of Computing and/or Information Technology. Our practical curriculum guides your journey into this growing field through hands-on activities, interactive applications and real-life projects that sharpen your abilities to problem solve and work in teams. It incorporates community outreach and senior capstone experiences that showcase your skills for future employers. A Computer Information Systems degree includes concentrations which gives you additional knowledge in an emerging field, such as Cyber-Security, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.
Computer Information Systems majors learn how to connect and secure networks, build database-driven websites, develop applications and engineer information systems using current and emerging technologies, including Python, Java, and Cloud-based solutions. Along the way, they explore what it means to be member of the Computing profession within a global society
The program includes:
With a 100% job placement rate, a degree in CIS from Edgewood College positions you for success in your chosen field. One of the fastest growing professions, this degree will open many doors, with entry-level salaries between $45-60K and within 5-7 years, salaries between $75-120K working in:
Current Statistics from US Department of Labor can be located here.
Internships: Because internships are an indispensable part of the CIS experience, you will be required to complete at least one. Not only will you gain experience, but yours might be the gateway to a future full-time job. Our students have worked as interns at many local companies, including: TDS, Sentry Insurance, Cuna Mutual, Epic, American Family, UW-Health, and many others.
Student Organization: The student group Edgewood Empowered is all about bringing ideas to life using the collective skills of its members. It is a creative space in which members can explore a multitude of mediums and skills such as web design, coding/programming, digital art, and more!
Stem Community: Engage with other students in Science, Engineering & Mathematics as a member of a learning community that prepares you for further study in the Computing profession.