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About the Program

Why A Computer Information Systems Major Is Relevant

As our technology-driven society develops, our vulnerability increases. Information is becoming more centralized, and the increased sophistication of hackers and identity thieves means that our most sensitive information is susceptible to attack. There is an increasing need for professionals with expert understanding of the intricacies of cutting-edge technology, its effects on business, and the means for keeping vital information safe. APU’s computer information systems degree ideally qualifies graduates to meet this need, providing the technical expertise necessary to do business in a rapidly changing technological environment.

Gain In-depth Learning Experiences

The computer information systems degree emphasizes practical application of classroom learning. Individual and group lab experiences are built into the curriculum, and many courses revolve around major team projects completed throughout the semester. APU computer science majors have the use of two computer labs on campus—the advanced technologies lab and the multimedia lab. This provides opportunities to cultivate leadership and organization skills, and allows for both hands-on learning and group interaction. Students graduate with experience on their resumes and tangible evidence of their technical and interpersonal abilities.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.