Computer Information Systems, B.S.

Unlock exciting and lucrative career opportunities in tech with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Vermont State University. Studying computer information systems (CIS) gives you a broad foundation in computer science, coding, data management, networking, web development, and technology operations. Add an understanding of the business environment and discover ways to help an organization reach its strategic goals through information technology solutions.

Lab work, an internship, and a capstone project will give you valuable hands-on experience, preparing you for the job market with relevant skills. Graduate ready to find success in-demand jobs in areas like software development, network administration, and technology management.

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High Earning Potential: The average pay for computer and information systems managers is over $159,000 annually.*

Expert Faculty: Vermont State faculty are industry professionals who understand the skills you’ll need for today’s jobs. Small class sizes allow you to tap into their extensive knowledge and get one-on-one support as you learn.  

Expanding Opportunity: Careers in computer information technology are expected to grow 15% over the next decade, a rate much faster than the national average.*  

Flexible Skillset: Develop the technical skills to configure and repair hardware and software systems while learning to think in terms of business goals and strategies. From conversations with software engineers to meetings with the CEO, you’ll be a valuable member of the team.

Preparation for What’s Next: You’ll be ready to jump into a lucrative career or continue your education, including in our 100% online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. 

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

What You’ll Learn

Vermont State’s B.S. in Computer Information Systems provides comprehensive coverage of the computing discipline. The degree encompasses networking, system administration, programming, software development, and web design. You’ll learn how to deploy and configure complex systems, troubleshoot technical issues, maintain critical infrastructure, and manage information security. You’ll be prepared to navigate the complex landscape of information technology and contribute to the success of any organization. 

The curriculum stresses hands-on experience. You’ll gain in-demand skills and confidence through lab work, an industry internship, and an in-depth group capstone project. 

Outside the Classroom, In the Community 

At Vermont State, you’ll gain leading-edge skills for computer information systems jobs through internships, co-ops, career coaching, and more.  

Recent students have completed internships with companies including:  

  • Northern Vermont Regional Hospital 
  • Darn Tough Socks 
  • North Country Supervisory Union 

Special Facilities 

Employers are looking for candidates with hands-on experience. At Vermont State, you’ll have access to two computers and three electronics labs with industry-standard equipment to build the skills needed for today’s IT jobs. 

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Sample Courses

  • ​​Principles of Management 
  • Advanced Website Development 
  • Database Systems 
  • Software Quality Assurance & Testing 

Student Stories

“I’ve always enjoyed doing things with computers. From a young age, I was playing video games, surfing the web, and of course, staring at a command prompt window wondering what the heck all of those random numbers meant.”  

Joel Williams
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“Graduating left me with a single struggle: I couldn’t seem to get my resume to fit on a single page. I had so many relevant experiences and opportunities.” 

Peter Marcano

Meet Our Faculty

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Assistant Professor

  • Lyndon Campus


  • Williston Campus


  • Williston Campus

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

  • Randolph Campus

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