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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.
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
  • Host multiple CyberDay Events each year to promote computer technology careers (STEM) to diverse middle and high school students, including JMU’s Valley Scholars.
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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