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Department Highlights
  • The CIS BBA program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Read More
  • JMU’s CIS program was ranked #5 out of 357 schools nationwide by College Factual. This puts the school’s program in the Top 5% of all CIS programs in the U.S.
  • The CIS 434 IT Consulting course involves 12 firms mentoring student teams, 2 companies teaching classes, and 4 companies judging student work. Over the last five years, the top 10 companies involved have hired 266 CIS graduates.
  • College Factual ranked JMU’s CIS program in the Top 5% for Highest Paid Grads and #1 out of 12 colleges in the state of Virginia.
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.
Our 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.
Career Placement
  • Average Starting CIS/BSAN Salary: $66,906
  • Average Starting CoB Salary: $57,837
  • % CoB Jobs with Signing Bonus: 58%
  • Average CoB Signing Bonus: $5,580

*The class of 2018 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients includes students graduating August ‘17 through May ‘18. This report highlights the post-graduation pursuits for 94% of the CoB Class of 2018 graduates.

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