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Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems

Students can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to finish their computer information systems degree.

The computer information systems major is designed to provide students with a focus on the creation and supervision of computerized information systems (CIS) for the management of business and nonprofit organizations. There is a primary emphasis on problem solving within system development, on the logic of programming and on state-of-the-art languages and methodologies.

Career Opportunities

Computer systems analysts held about 520,600 jobs in 2012. Employment of computer systems analysts is expected to grow 25% from 2012 to 2022. Computer systems analysts were employed by governments; insurance companies; financial institutions; and business management firms in the computer systems design and related services industry Many are self-employed.

Computer software developers and computer programmers held about 1.3 million jobs in 2008. Approximately 1,018,000 were computer software developers and about 343,700 were computer programmers. Although computer software engineers and computer programmers can be found in a wide range of industries about 32 percent were employed in computer systems design and related services. Many also worked for software publishers, manufacturers of computers and related electronic equipment, financial institutions, and insurance providers. Many computer software engineers and computer programmers were self-employed in 2012. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)