The need for qualified professionals who are knowledgeable about the use of computers in both management and information processing is growing. The computer information systems program is designed to provide students with the practical, theoretical and ethical foundations for life-long learning in ever-changing information systems careers. Clarke University has long been recognized as a leader among Colleges in information technology. Our curriculum is responsive to the changing needs of the industries that employ our graduates, and consequently, the program is heavily focused on state-of-the-art applications. Students are prepared for professional careers using computers in the business environment.
Classes are taken in both the computer science and business administration departments, thus providing students with foundations from both areas. Major courses emphasize computing concepts, hands-on applications, and skills, and consider both Web-based and non-Web-based systems. Small classes promote interactive, in-depth learning with instructors who spend extensive time with students. Both individual and team projects are an important part of the curriculum.
During class work, students become familiar with some of the most widely-used business application software packages. Students have opportunities to work with a variety of state-of-the-art networked computers and several different operating systems (Windows, Linux, UNIX). For a more detailed description of campus computing facilities, visit the Keller Computer Center Web page.
A minor in computer information systems is also offered to students who wish to diversify or complement their major field of study.