Computer science and computer information systems knowledge is the heart of the digital world. It’s used to develop mobile applications like Snapchat, Instagram and video games, to store and secure data on servers, and to build communication networks. CS degrees focus on software development and systems programming while CIS degrees focus on application development and information technology. CS is best if you’re interested in more of the theory and math behind computer science. CIS is best if you’re interested in developing your communication and project management skills in addition to your technical skills.
Though CS and CIS are different fields, they both require technical knowledge and creative problem-solving skills to strengthen the world’s technological backbone. Both programs give you hands-on experience in the field through class projects and internship opportunities. CS students complete yearlong senior projects for professional clients. Degree concentrations are open to both CS and CIS majors.