Computer Information Systems

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. 

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Program Highlights

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:  

  • A dynamic learning environment 

  • A practical and applicable curriculum  

  • Small classes  

  • Accessible and knowledgeable professors  

  • Internships and connections with local employers  

  • Concentrations in Cyber Security, Data Analytics, and Web and Mobile Developments 

Edgewood Empowered is a student group that 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!  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.  

Career Outcomes

100% of our graduates are employed full-time within 6 months of graduation. Many of our graduates find employment through their internships. Our students have worked as interns at many local companies, including: TDS, Cuna Mutual, Epic, Becon Hill Technologies, UW-Health, and many others. 

Transfer Agreement with Madison College

Through this agreement, you have an efficient pathway to transfer from Madison College to Edgewood College. Students who have completed an associate degree in one of the following areas are eligible to transfer into the CIS major at Edgewood College, which is designed to be completed in as little as two years:

  • IT Mobile Applications Developer – Students who follow the IT/CIS Pathway Guide will benefit from an efficient pathway to Edgewood College’s CIS major with a concentration in Mobile Development.
  • IT Web Software Developer – Students who follow the IT/CIS Pathway Guide will benefit from an efficient pathway to Edgewood College’s CIS major with a concentration in Web Software Development.

You will likely have completed some of the general education requirements as part of your associate degree. We will review your transcript and give you credit for all general education courses that have already been completed. When you get to Edgewood College, you will be eligible to complete the Applied Associate to Bachelor Completion (ABC) general education requirements. Talk to your advisor for details.

Faculty Spotlight

  • Atreyee Sinha

    Dept. Chairperson, Associate Professor
    ASinha@edgewood.edu

  • Hosam Alamleh

    Lecturer
    HAlamleh@edgewood.edu