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Computer & Information Sciences

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Bachelor’s in Computer & Information Sciences

School of Science, Mathematics, Technology, & Health For Christ & Scripture Since 1927

Computer Science Information Systems

In Development For 2021:

Artificial Intelligence

Also see:

M.I.S. (Business)

From cyber-security to bioinformatics to Spotify, technology and programming is a dominant force in everyday life. This program offers an innovative curriculum partnered with CompTIA, taught by top faculty in focused class sizes, 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, and also learn to leverage their careers to the honor of Christ and Scripture.

  • CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner - USA

  • Small class sizes allow for close teacher-student mentorship and a high-level of scholarship.

  • Top faculty also share in our commitment to Christ & Scripture.

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


On-Campus

STUDENT LIFEDISTINCTIVES OF BIBLICAL LIVING

Be right at home developing meaningful, life-long relationships with like-minded Christians. Students experience a missional, gospel-centered student life both in and out of the classroom. Master’s offers a full range of facilities, resources, services, and discipleship.

A Global Experience 2,500+ TMUS students with around 40% on-campus in undergraduate programs, coming from all around the world and typically including 40 different countries and 40 different states.

A Top-ranked Student Life Rated #2 Nationwide “Most Inspirational” by Wall Street Journal, and “A” Grade by Niche.com, and ranked #1 “Right Choice” University (Wall Street Journal 2017 & 2018)

A Beautiful Campus 6 residence halls on one of America’s safest ranked campuses, with Santa Clarita consistently ranked one of the nation’s safest cities. Rated Top 10% Nationwide for “Best College Dorms” and “Best College Campuses” (Niche 2020 ranking)

A Community Of Worship 3 chapel services weekly for all faculty, staff, and students. You may already live-stream the service here: Chapel. Additional opportunities for evangelism and community outreach include the CIS Club or The Master’s Chorale


Experience it all for yourself

ADMISSIONS EVENTS

Southern California: a lively, oak-filled canyon campus close to both the mountains and the beach. Endless career opportunities are nearby, and students can join and serve at any number of recommended local churches. Prospective students and their families are invited to class-visits, 1-to-1 advising, and total-campus experiences year-round.


Study & Serve Abroad

C.I.S. students have the option to study at TMU’s Israel campus, plus a wide range of study locations varying by semester, including GO! and TMU Italy.

Israel Bible Extension (IBEX) GO! Global Outreach TMU Italy


Affordability & Scholarships

We strive to offer students a Christ-centered education within the financial reach of all. We believe in paying less for school, graduating with less debt, and helping students start their careers better prepared for success.

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Alumni & Graduate Degrees

Salary Outlook (BLS 2017): The median annual wage for software developers, applications was $101,790 in May 2017. The median annual salary 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.

For students pursuing graduate school, our 95% graduate school acceptance rate means students are very likely to be accepted to the graduate school of their choice.

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Admissions

Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.

  • Required Statement of Faith and Pastoral Recommendation

  • 3.6 GPA average for new applicants

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Experience this program for yourself

Prospective students and their families are invited to class-visits, 1-to-1 advising, total-campus experiences in upcoming events each Spring and Fall, including the 1/2 day Mondays@Master’s and the 2-day View the U events.

  • Events include Admissions and Financial Aid workshops
  • View the U includes overnight stay in the dorms hosted by current students
  • See more info: Admissions Events

CIS Core Courses

  • CIS111 Introduction to Computer Programming (3)

  • CIS112 Data Structures & Algorithms (3)

  • CIS202 Computer Hardware (3)

  • CIS301 Computer Organization & Architecture (3)

  • CIS302 Database Management Systems (3)

  • CIS311 Operating Systems (3)

  • CIS312 Networking Principles & Architecture (3)

  • CIS321 Programming Languages & Systems (3)

  • CIS322 Software Engineering (3)

  • CIS490 Internship (2)

  • CIS492 Senior Seminar (3)

  • MA253 Discrete Mathematics (3)

Total core courses (35)

Computer Science Emphasis Courses

  • CIS core courses (35)

  • CIS331 Web Application Development (3)

  • CIS332 Linux (3)

  • CIS351 Computer Security I (3)

  • MA121 Calculus I (3)

  • TWO OF THE FOLLOWING: (6)

  • MA122 Calculus II

  • MA231 Linear Algebra

  • MA262 Elementary Statistics

  • CIS Upper Division Electives

  • General Upper Division Electives: upper division electives from other departments are acceptable if approved by CIS chair for incorporation into Senior Seminar Capstone Project

Total units required for emphasis (53)

Information Systems Emphasis Courses

  • CIS core courses (35)

  • CIS341 Cloud Administration (3)

  • CIS342 Project Management & Enterprise Software (3)

  • ACC210 Accounting Fundamentals I (3)

  • MGT310 Management Theory (3)

  • TWO OF THE FOLLOWING: (6)

  • MA262 Elementary Statistics

  • CIS Upper Division Electives

  • General Upper Division Electives: upper division electives from other departments are acceptable if approved by CIS chair for incorporation into Senior Seminar Capstone Project

Total units required for emphasis (53)


Minor in Computer & Information Sciences

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

  • CIS111 Introduction to Computer Programming (3)

  • CIS112 Data Structures & Algorithms (3)

  • CIS202 Computer Hardware (3)

  • CIS301 Computer Organization & Architecture (3)

  • CIS302 Database Management Systems (3)

  • CIS311 Operating Systems (3)

  • CIS312 Networking Principles & Architecture (3)

  • CIS321 Programming Languages & Systems (3)

  • CIS322 Software Engineering (3)

Total units required for minor (27)

Degree Checklists

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Programs

Program Credits

General Education: 37
Bible: 21
Major Core Courses: 35
Emphasis/Electives: 18

Sample Course Offerings:

  • Computer Organization & Architecture
  • Database Management Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Networking Principles & Architecture
  • Programming Languages & Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Security I
  • Cloud Administration

Career Paths

  • Software Engineer
  • Cyber Security
  • Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Systems Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Data Warehousing
  • Web Developer
  • Major Courses keyboard_arrow_down
    Course Number Course Name Units
    CS308 Advanced Java Programming 3
    CS425 Advanced Networks Security Cryptog 3
    CS318 C C Programming 3
    CIS341 Cloud Administration 3
    CS402 Computer Algorithms 3
    CS100 Computer Fundamentals 3
    CS358 Computer Graphics Programming 3
    CIS202 Computer Hardware 3
    CS212 Computer Hardware 3
    CIS301 Computer Organization Architecture 0
    CS478 Computer Science Internship 1
    CS492 Computer Science Senior Seminar 3
    CIS351 Computer Security I 3
    CIS448d Data Science 3
    CIS112 Data Structures Algorithms 3
    CS211 Data Structures 3
    CIS302 Database Management Systems 3
    MIS432 Database Management Systems 3
    CIS490 Internship 2
    CIS111 Introduction To Computer Programming 3
    CS328 Introduction To Robotics 3
    CIS200 Is Applications 3
    MIS320 Is Applications 3
    MIS478 Is Internship 3
    MIS492 Is Senior Seminar 3
    MIS312 Linux Unix 3
    CIS332 Linux 3
    CIS438m Mobile Application Development 3
    CIS312 Networking Principles Architecture 3
    CS322 Networking Principles Architecture 3
    CIS311 Operating Systems 3
    CIS321 Programming Languages Systems 3
    CS332 Programming Languages Systems 3
    CS318p Python Programming 3
    CIS492 Senior Seminar 3
    CS302 Software Development 3
    CIS322 Software Engineering 3
    CIS418a Topics Algorithms 3
    CIS331 Web Application Development 3
    CS122 Web Design Programming 3
    CIS238w Web Design 3
    MIS441 Website Administration 3
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