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Computer Information Systems Major

Study Computer Information Systems at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll graduate with excellent career opportunities and the technical and organizational knowledge necessary for leadership. You’ll experience interactive learning that provides the hands-on, technical expertise needed to do business in a rapidly changing technological environment. You’ll benefit from up-to-date, dedicated computer labs where free tutoring is available to you. You can tailor your learning to specific areas of interest like artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, networking, or web and mobile development.

Program at a Glance

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Upcoming Events

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  • March 8, 2024

Application Deadline

Early Action        (Freshmen Only)

  • November 15

Regular Decision

  • March 1 priority application deadline
  • June 1 final deadline
  • August 1 final transfer deadline

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Program Information

  • Program Units: 50


  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Manage and apply technology in organizations.
  • Focus on the analysis, design, and implementation of information systems.
  • Gain a foundation in object-oriented and structured programming, networking, database management, and web and mobile development.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
10 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid


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Program Details

The BS in Computer Information Systems (CIS) program provides an integrated educational and practical foundation for students planning a career in the analysis, design, and implementation of information systems. If you’re interested in technology and its application but not primarily interested in the scientific and mathematical aspects of computer science, this program is an excellent fit.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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You might think that a private college education is beyond your reach, but there are many financial resources available to help make an Azusa Pacific education a reality. APU students may take advantage of three basic types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as or The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

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We’re committed to helping families understand early in the college search process the value of the APU experience and options for affordable financing of a top-tier Christian university education.

Now that you’re familiar with the financial aid opportunities available to APU students, it’s time to estimate what your true cost may be to attend Azusa Pacific. Remember, estimations are only as accurate as the information you provide. Click on the Net Price Calculator button below to begin.

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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Featured Faculty

Lu Ruan

Lu Ruan

Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Rodney Ulrich

Rodney Ulrich

Lecturer/Lab Manager, Department of Engineering and Computer Science

James Hsi-Jen Yeh

James Hsi-Jen Yeh

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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Cultivating STEM Leaders Through Research as an R2 Institution

APU recently announced a $2 million investment to purchase state of the art equipment which will enable faculty and students to conduct cutting edge research.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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