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Computer Information Systems

In this hands-on major, you'll analyze, design and test solutions, and we give you space to practice what you learn in class. Our Computer Information Systems (CIS) Sandbox is an on-campus learning lab stocked with software for you to test drive and collaborate with peers.

The CIS degree will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of information technology (IT) capabilities and implications, as well as with competency in “best-of-breed” methodologies and tools for information systems development. Graduates are prepared to excel in any of the emerging and varied roles of the IT professional: systems analyst, application developer, systems integrator, IT liaison, end-user support, network manager, vendor representative and technical support specialist.

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Explore our Computer Information Systems Degree

Celebrating the CIS Sandbox

“Students today don’t worry about breaking their computer, but they might not know where to start in working through a problem, so they need someone who can guide them,” says Frydenberg, a senior lecturer in Computer Information Systems (CIS). “They’re also looking for a place where there’s freedom to experiment, whether it’s developing an app, exploring virtual reality, or leveraging digital tools to their full potential.”

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Mining Data to Help the Homeless

On any given day, approximately 20,000 people in Massachusetts — and more than 560,000 nationwide — experience homelessness. And while not having a home to call your own is challenging in any season, it’s particularly harrowing in winter, when plummeting temperatures make sleeping on the streets a literal life-or-death experience...

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From LEGOS to Python

As a kid, Cem Özsümer '23 was either building the latest LEGO set or sitting in front of a computer screen. Both helped him lean into an interest in creative problem solving that eventually led him to a Computer Information Systems (CIS) major at Bentley. Learn how Cem Özsümer combines his interests in technology and business to make an impact.

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Connect with Bentley Computer Information Systems Faculty

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I chose CIS because of the flexibility it provides. The combination of business and technical skills that I’m learning will give me an advantage in any industry.
Kelly Michonski
Class of 2020

See where a degree in CIS from Bentley can take you

Companies that Hire our Graduates

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STEM-designated major

Bentley's Computer Information Systems degree program is a STEM-designated major. STEM majors are in high demand across many industries. In addition to a positive career outlook, international students may receive up to three years of Optional Practical Training (OPT) to intern or work in the U.S. after completing their degree.

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