Computer & Information Sciences
Never before has majoring in computer information sciences offered so many varied career options with strong earning potential. Niagara University offers these majors a customized curriculum that empowers students in whichever path they take.
The computer and information sciences department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Sciences (CIS). Students may emphasize one or more key component areas in the major, specifically information security and digital forensics, mobile application development including wearables and SMART technology, business systems programming, database administration, and networking and communications.
Beyond the core courses in CIS that focus on topics like web design, computer hardware, and information security, students can take electives to pursue their own interests. Niagara University offers courses that can build the foundation for their career goals:
- mobile gaming
- computer forensics
- app development
- and more
Niagara’s personalized instruction model and small class sizes is just one way students have an advantage over their peers. An emphasis on experiential learning is another. CIS majors have a high percentage of internship experiences with organizations like M&T Bank, TEK Systems, and the Defense Intelligence Agency, to name a few. Niagara CIS students also score high graduate school and job placement rates.
The B.S. in CIS leads directly into the M.S. in Information Security and Digital Forensics as part of our 4+1 Accelerated Masters program, so students can graduate with bachelors and masters degrees in five years. The undergraduate program is also structured in a way to allow students to complete prerequisite courses for our MBA program, once again fast tracking them to graduation with an advanced degree.
Campus life also has much to offer CIS majors. The Niagara Esports program offers all NU students a chance to play and engage with competitive gaming. Esports players meet in The Nest, a state-of-the-art gaming lounge in O’Shea Hall, to practice, strategize, and come together as a club.