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COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES


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Bachelor’s in Computer & Information Sciences

From phone apps and video games to InDesign and Spotify, technology and programming is a dominant force in everyday life. There is no area it does not touch. The Master’s University offers a quality education developing individuals for each avenue of computer science and IT work. With an average class size of 10 students and invested teachers — who are currently working within their direct field — the students learn the skills needed to keep up with today’s rapidly changing technological advancements.

The goal of The Master’s University Department of Computer & Information Sciences (CIS) is to prepare students to excel in an increasingly complex technical world while living lives that glorify God. CIS majors study computers both in theory and in practice, covering topics relating to software, hardware, networks, databases, the web and more. They also learn about the impact that computers are having on the world, and ways they can be used to honor Christ and Scripture.

A CIS degree helps to prepare students for a variety of careers, including software engineer, web developer, network administrator, systems analyst, data scientist and security specialist. Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees. CIS graduates are highly sought after by employers, and projected employment positions in the field have a faster than average growth rate.

Information Systems

The Information Systems emphasis approaches computers from a business-oriented perspective. It emphasizes business processes and how computers can be used to improve them. Analysis and design are stressed, along with an appropriate knowledge of business principles.

Computer Science

The Computer Science emphasis is designed to give students a practical introduction to the science of computers. It focuses on the technical side of computing, presenting basic theoretical material while maintaining a practical focus. Students also complete 21 units of Bible classes.

Salary Outlook (BLS 2017)

The median annual wage for software developers, applications was $101,790 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $59,870, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $160,100.

The median annual wage for software developers, systems software was $107,600 in May 2017. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $65,670, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $164,150.

In May 2017, the median annual wages for software developers, applications in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Software publishers $112,230

  • Manufacturing $109,070

  • Finance and insurance $105,170

  • Management of companies and enterprises $100,430

  • Computer systems design and related services $98,450

In May 2017, the median annual wages for software developers, systems software in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Manufacturing $115,420

  • Engineering services $113,500

  • Finance and insurance $109,260

  • Software publishers $108,610

  • Computer systems design and related services $106,180

ROOTED IN AN UNWAVERING DEVOTION TO JESUS CHRIST AND THE INERRANT WORD OF GOD, OUR WORLD-CLASS FACULTY AND DEDICATED ADMINISTRATION PREPARE EACH STUDENT’S HEART AND MIND FOR A LIFE OF ETERNAL INFLUENCE. - John MacArthur

CIS Core Courses

  • CS111 Introduction to Computer Programming & Lab (4)

  • CS122 Web Design & Programming (3)

  • CS211 Data Structures & Lab (4)

  • CS212 Computer Hardware (3)

  • CS301 Computer Application Development (3)

  • CS302 Software Development (3)

  • CS321 Operating Systems (3)

  • CS322 Networking Principles & Architecture (3)

Total core courses (26)

Computer Science Emphasis Courses

  • CIS core courses (26)

  • CS311 Computer Organization & Architecture (3)

  • CS332 Programming Languages & Systems (3)

  • CS402 Computer Algorithms (3)

  • CS492 Computer Science Senior Seminar (3)

  • MA121 Calculus I (3)

  • MA122 Calculus II (3)

  • MA253 Discrete Mathematics (3)

  • Upper division CS electives (6)

Total units required for emphasis (53)

Information Systems Emphasis Courses

  • CIS core courses (26)

  • ACC210 Accounting Fundamentals I (3)

  • MGT310 Management Theory (3)

  • MIS432 Database Management Systems (3)

  • MIS441 Web Site Administration (3)

  • MIS478 IS Internship (3)

  • MIS492 IS Senior Seminar (3)

  • Upper division IS electives (9)

Total units required for emphasis (53)


Minor in Computer & Information Sciences

The following courses are required for a minor in Computer & Information Sciences:

  • CS111 Introduction to Computer Programming & Lab (4)

  • CS122 Web Design & Programming (3)

  • CS211 Data Structures & Lab (4)

  • CS212 Computer Hardware (3)

  • CS301 Computer Application Development (3)

  • CS302 Software Development (3)

  • CS321 Operating Systems (3)

  • CS322 Networking Principles & Architecture (3)

Total units required for minor (26)

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Biblical Fidelity All classes and student life defined by biblical inerrancy, including a literal 6-day creation.

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#4 Best Student-Teacher Ratio, 12:1 (US News)

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3.6 GPA average for new applicants

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95% graduate school acceptance rate

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Program Credits

General Education: 40
Bible: 21
Major Core Courses: 26
Emphasis/Electives: 27

Sample Course Offerings:

  • Data Structure
  • Networking Principles and Architecture
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Windows Programming
  • Game Programming
  • Computer Algorithms
  • Assembly Language Programming
  • Applications

Career Paths

  • Software Engineer
  • Cyber Security
  • Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Systems Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Data Warehousing
  • Web Developer