Computer & Information Sciences

 *New: Computer Forensics and Information Security*

The computer and information sciences department offers a bachelor of science in computer and information sciences (CIS). Students may emphasize one or more key component areas in the major, specifically web development, business systems programming, database administration, networking and communications or information security and forensics. CIS majors have a high percentage of internship/cooperative experiences and high graduate school and job placement rates. Additionally, the undergraduate curriculum is structured in a way that allows students to complete the prerequisite courses for the MBA program at Niagara allowing students to accelerate their completion of an MBA.

CIS curriculum is comprised of the information systems accreditation criteria with a specialty emphasis in the area of information technology, namely security specializing in forensics and web development. The key components of the CIS curriculum are:

  • Database management
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Networking and data communications
  • Fundamentals of a modern programming language
  • The role of information systems in organizations
  • Information assurance and security specializing in forensics
  • System integration and hardware
  • Web systems and technologies