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Career Placement
  • CIS majors enjoy excellent job prospects with mean starting salaries over $65,600.*
  • 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 Handshake.
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.
  • 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
  • The CIS program has been ranked 1 out of 13 in the state of Virginia. This makes the computer information systems program at JMU the best in the state. Read More
  • Recognized as Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association’s (ITERA) 2016 Program of the Year. Read More

*The class of 2017 includes students graduating August ’16 through May ’17. This report highlights the post-graduation pursuits for 96% of the CoB Class of 2017 graduates.

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