Since 1982, the Department of Computer Information Systems has been a leader in the conferral of degrees for information systems professionals. The department offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Undergraduate students may pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with specialization options available in Information Systems or CIS Management and Networking. The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree emphasizes support courses from a wide array of business disciplines. Students desiring public school teaching endorsements/certificates may choose several different options. For students who have industry experience, technical training, or an associate's degree in a technical field can pursue a degree completion option with the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAAS) in Information Technology
At the graduate level, students may complete a Master of Science (MS) in Information Systems. The program requires 30 semester hours in Information Systems and 6 hours of electives for a total of 36 semester hours. The program is designed to meet the needs of three distinct groups: (1) students with a baccalaureate degree in Information Systems, (2) students with baccalaureate degree in another area, who have information systems skills and desire to develop a new career in Information Systems, and (3) students with a baccalaureate degree in another area, who lack information systems skills and desire to develop new career skills in Information Systems. Students may complete the degree in a traditional face-to-face course environment, in an online course format, or in a combination of either format.
The department has received numerous national recognitions. In 1989, 1996, and 2003 the department was named the outstanding four-year Computer Information Systems program in North America by the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). Selected from more than 2000 schools, Tarleton State University is one of two universities to receive this award three times.
Graduates are employed with major businesses and corporations located throughout the United States and many foreign countries. A strong alumni and company contact base assists with the placement of graduates into challenging and rewarding employment positions.