Bachelor in Computer and Information Systems

General

Program Description

The Siena Heights Computer and Information Systems Program is focused on preparing people for the real world rather than just theoretical concepts. We orient our classes such that material that students are learning is attractive to businesses.

The program will incorporate a lot of real-world expertise and experience. Internships are important and are encouraged.

Software development is not necessarily sitting at a computer typing up code. A big part of it is sitting down with users to ensure that the application is going to do what the person wants. Siena’s program will work to develop that in its students.

Siena Heights' dedicated faculty who are practitioners in the field will prepare you for future challenges. All C.I.S. classes are small in size, generally less than 20 students, and meet in a laboratory-style classroom where one-on-one discussion with the faculty is the norm. Your career prospects are strengthened by our on-the-job experiences and senior projects.

Information Systems

This concentration builds upon the general C.I.S. curriculum with courses such as Java Programming, Data Communications, and Management Information Systems to assist students toward careers such as:

  • System Developer
  • Software Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Data Base Administrator
  • Information Systems Manager

Networking

This concentration builds upon the general C.I.S. curriculum with courses such as Network Operating Systems, Data Communications and Data & Network Assurance to assist students toward careers such as:

  • Network Manager
  • Network Specialist
  • Help Desk Administrator
  • Network Trouble Shooter

Web Development

This concentration builds upon the general C.I.S. curriculum with courses such as Java Programming, Web Development, and a Special Topics course to assist students toward careers such as:

  • Web Developer
  • E-commerce
  • Content Managers

At a glance

Siena’s C.I.S. major allows students to acquire general knowledge required for a C.I.S. generalist while providing flexibility for students to select a concentration in the following high job demand specialties: Information Systems, Networking, and Web Development. Additionally, each student concentration requires an internship experience and senior project.

Courses

  • CO-OP Work Experience
  • Data Structure
  • Database Management Systems
  • Programming I
  • Programming II
  • Senior Project/Seminar
  • Systems Analysis
  • Business Ethics or Business and Society
  • Data Analysis and Statistics or Statistical Reasoning Via Application and Simulation or Statistics and Society
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Speech Communication
Last updated Feb 2018

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About the School

Siena Heights University (SHU) is a Roman Catholic postsecondary institution with its main campus located in Adrian, Michigan. The institution was founded in 1919 as St. Joseph's College by the Adrian ... Read More

Siena Heights University (SHU) is a Roman Catholic postsecondary institution with its main campus located in Adrian, Michigan. The institution was founded in 1919 as St. Joseph's College by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. In 1939, it was renamed as Siena Heights College after Saint Catherine of Siena. In 1969, it became coeducational. In 1998, it was renamed as Siena Heights University. Read less
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