Computer and information systems managers play a vital role in bringing a human component to the technological needs and quantitative problems of their organizations.

Computer Information Systems (CIS) professionals use computers, information systems and business analytics to solve business problems. As a CIS major at JMU, you’ll be prepared for a professional career that requires both the business knowledge and the technical skills to help clients design, build and deliver competitive computer-based solutions.  Or, you'll be prepared to manage and assess big data, and perform data analysis and quantitative modeling. You'll receive up-to-date coursework in application development; database modeling; business analytics; architecture, networking and security; business intelligence; consulting and more through a CIS major and CIS and Business Analytics (BSAN) minors.

Upon graduation, you'll join a professional network of loyal JMU alumni whose success in senior and mid-level management positions is built on a foundation of solid technical and analytical skills and integrative business knowledge.

Which major is right for you, Computer Information Systems or Computer Science?

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"The program has profoundly shaped my professional and personal growth, thanks to a rigorous curriculum that integrates critical skills with real-world applications and remarkable extracurricular opportunities such as a CIS-specific study-abroad trip, student organizations and case competitions.

Support from dedicated faculty, exceptional career resources and a community of peers creates an unrivaled educational environment. As a result, I’ve accepted a full-time job at Deloitte."

Heather Moore (‘24), CIS major



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