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Career Placement
  • CIS majors enjoy excellent job prospects with mean starting salaries over $65,600, up from $63,000 last year *
  • 73% of CIS graduates secure full-time IT employment prior to graduation or will be attending graduate school -  47% had multiple job offers*
  • Companies recruiting CIS majors consistently return to recruit our majors - 46 firms recruited on campus  with a total of 125 CIS job posting in Recruit-A-Duke
Major Related Experience
  •  74% of CIS graduates had participated in one or more internships while at JMU
  • 100% of CIS majors compete in a capstone project course to build a system for a real client
  • 20 JMU CIS students participated the 3rd CIS in Europe Summer Abroad in 2016
Faculty
  • 25 Full-time College of Business Faculty
  • Faculty regularly engage with industry partners and alumni as partners in curriculum development, content delivery in the classroom, and student placement in internships and full-time positions
  • Demonstrate growing research productivity: 12 (7 last year) unique journal articles with 3 (5 last year) additional accepted for publication and 10 (12 last year) published conference proceedings, among others including 1 book chapter and 2 presentations
  • Hosted two CyberDay Programs serving over 95 students from one underrepresented regional middle school and JMU’s Valley Scholars to introduce them to careers in computer information systems (a STEM program)
Departmental Recognitions
  • The CIS BBA program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET Read More
  • Ranked as number 5 of CIS degree programs nationwide by College Factual spring 2016 Read More
  • Recognized as Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association’s (ITERA) 2016 Program of the Year. Read More

*Based upon 2016 spring exit survey of spring/summer graduating seniors with 109 respondents or approximately 95% response rate

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