Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems

Become an IT Professional with a B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems

The College of Business and Aviation offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems (CIS). A Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in CIS from Delta State University is a well-respected degree nationwide. Graduates of Delta State University’s CIS program serve as information systems managers of major corporations and hundreds of firms all across the country. Our focus is teaching the use of information systems to gain a competitive advantage in business. Instruction and projects center on applications, infrastructure, and business technology. Students with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or 45 technical credits can complete the program faster by choosing the B.A.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems.


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Why Choose Computer Information Systems at DSU?

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By pursuing a B.B.A. degree in Computer Information Systems at Delta State University, you’ll embark on an educational journey that goes beyond the conventional boundaries of technology. While mastering the core principles of computer information systems, you’ll also explore into the dynamic world of marketing and business strategies, both online and on-campus. Furthermore, the flexibility of the bachelor’s program in Computer Information Systems allows you to tailor your degree with a diverse selection of elective classes, giving you the opportunity to specialize in areas such as software development, network administration, database management, cybersecurity, or other aspects of CIS, among other options.

  • Applications accepted year round
  • Flexible and part-time course scheduling
  • Online and on-campus student advisement
  • Experiential assignment
  • Computer labs
  • Information Technology club
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Micah Young, Computer Information Systems major

The CIS program at Delta State has opened a window of opportunity for me, providing a great setting for learning, growth, and networking with professors and other students. I have been able to apply my skills and knowledge of technology and software to the business world.

Micah Young, Computer Information Systems majorClass of 2024

What Can I Do With a B.B.A. in
Computer Information Systems?

CIS graduates have career opportunities nationwide. Today’s employers are seeking out graduates with backgrounds in both business and computer information systems. Delta State’s program provides the skills needed to succeed in the professional world. Companies like International Paper, Baxter Healthcare, Viking Range Corporation, INFOWORKS, Techinfo, Inc., Monsanto, Microsoft, Google, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many others have hired Delta State CIS alumni. Students are prepared for jobs such as:

  • System analyst
  • Network administrator
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Database administrator
  • IT project manager
  • Software developer
  • IT consultant

Business Scholarships

The College of Business and Aviation offers a variety of scholarships to students, many of which are based on merit, academic concentration, leadership, and other qualifying factors. There are over 20 scholarships for Computer Information Systems majors. Students may also be eligible for non-program specific scholarship opportunities.

Program Goals

In today’s world, technology plays a pivotal role for a wide array of organizations, businesses, and individuals. From managing data and developing software to administering networks, technology is the backbone of modern society. In the Division of Accountancy, Computer Information Systems, and Finance, the CIS program is designed to prepare students for successful careers in this dynamic and constantly evolving field.

Admission Requirements

Applicants of this program must meet Delta State University’s undergraduate admission requirements.

There are no additional program admission requirements.


The following courses are required to complete a major in Computer Information Systems.

Computer Information Systems (Major)

Course Number Course Title Credits
CIS 210 Computer Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS 212 Survey of Modern Computer Programming Languages 3
CIS 311 Applications Development 3
CIS 331 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 335 Decision Support Systems 3
CIS 345 Information Technology Hardware and Software 3
CIS 361 Data Communications and Networking 3
CIS 375 Principles of Information Security and Assurance 3
CIS 455 Database Project 3
CIS 475 E-commerce Application Development 3
CIS 491 Management Information Systems Seminar 3
Approved Electives 2

Degree Requirements

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your general education requirements and the major requirements below.

General Education 39-41
University Requirement 1
Special Degree Requirements 3
Business Core 42
Major 35

For more information on degree requirements and specifics on courses needed to complete the degree, consult the Undergraduate Academic Catalog. For a semester-by-semester breakdown on how you can complete this degree in 4-years, visit academic maps.

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