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Student from College of Business Administration

Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (4 years)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University - Undergraduate Studies


Locations Available

  • 1Admission to the off-campus locations such as Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Online require a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.



B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems


The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems provides a solid foundation in Business, as well as 33 hours of Computer Information Systems courses. With the combined focus of both business and information systems courses, students will learn cutting-edge programming and networking techniques that can be applied in any business or technology related field. 

Our BBA-CIS program is designated as a STEM program as defined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This designation has a direct impact on international students interested in these programs as it allows those with F-1 visas to remain in the United States after graduation for an additional 24 months under the optional practical training STEM extension. This extension makes it possible for students to undertake practical training for a total of 36 months. If this is of interest to you, reach out to the International Programs office for more detail and enroll today!

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With a degree in Computer Information Systems, students will be able to build and design software solutions that many business, government agencies, and non-profit organizations seek. Through coursework, students will analyze existing computer programs and discover ways to enhance them.

The College of Business Administration creates a dynamic learning environment for a diverse student population with a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experience to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become productive contributors to the global business environment.


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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

A B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems is designed for hardworking individuals who want to further their education in technology. This degree offers many different career opportunities, including:

  • Systems Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
Dr. Del Nagy

Faculty Spotlight

Meet Dr. Del Nagy, one of our outstanding BCIS faculty. Bringing practical work experience in to the classroom, Dr. Nagy teaches a lot of our systems analysis and design classes as well as our database classes. He works individually with students on research projects and is one of our faculty sponsors for our AITP chapter, our student organization for CIS students. Dr. Nagy has a passion for what he does and brings an energy level that helps drive and motivate students.

Watch our Faculty Spotlight video and learn more about Dr. Nagy.

Ms. Shonda Sears

Program Advising

Ms. Shonda Sears, M.S., is here to help you will all your advising needs. From helping you to determine the best sequence of courses to take to registering for classes and transferring credit, Ms. Sears can take care of you. Reach out to her or stop by her office in COBA, Room 185.

Career Service

Career Services

Ms. Kathryn Copeland is located right here in the College of Business Administration, Room 185C. Reach out and work with her to improve your resume, conduct mock interviews, attend etiquette dinners, as well as find out important information and prepare for job fairs and other employment opportunities.

Program Objectives

  • Prepare students to communicate and give effective, persuasive presentations.
  • Prepare students to communicate through preparation of effective and thorough written documentation.
  • Prepare students to be aware of ethical dilemmas they may encounter within the business world.
  • Prepare students to think critically when solving business problems.
  • Prepare students to think and act from a global perspective.
  • Prepare students with knowledge specific to the discipline, which will enable them to be successful in an information systems career.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
BCIS 1315 Principles of Web Design
BCIS 1317 Personal Computer Maintenance and Hardware
BCIS 3315 Web Development and Design
BCIS 3333 C# Programming
BCIS 3343 Advanced C# Programming
BCIS 3347 Data Communications
BCIS 3389 System Analysis and Design
BCIS 4301 Database Theory and Practice
BCIS 4350 Management Information Systems

For more information, refer to the online catalog

Facilities and Features

Association of Information Technology Professionals

Association of Information Technology Professionals

The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) prepares students for a career in the Information Technology field, as well as provide the opportunity to meet professionals and network within the industry. AITP also provide professional development through:

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Resume workshops
  • Fundraising opportunities
  • Job site visits
  • Regional and national competitions

And much more! 

Contact Dr. Del Nagy or Mr. Art Dearing for more information about our AITP chapter.

Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Earn money and get course credit at the same time! Part-time positions with an emphasis in computer information systems provide not only course credit, but also valuable only on-the-job experience. Not only are many internships paid, such positions often turn into full-time employment after graduation. Learn more about our CIS Internships by contacting our CIS Internship Coordinator:

Dr. Jason Sharp


Office: COBA, Room 153

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A Student Focused Program

The College of Business Administration at Tarleton stands out among others because:

  • We are learner focused to support and challenge the personal and professional development of each individual.
  • We foster meaningful engagement with dynamic business communities.
  • We have an entrepreneurial mindset to develop innovative and creative decision makers.
  • We promote a global perspective developed to better understand the interconnected nature of the global business environment.
  • We believe ethical and socially responsible behavior are essential for success in personal, professional, and community relationships.