Our world needs Christ-centered influencers, professionals and information technology leaders. A major in computer information systems prepares you to excel as an influencer in your vocation.
Qualities for Career Success
Cornerstone University's academic programs reflect our commitment to develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge, applied knowledge and collaborative learning, intellectual skills, civic and global learning and biblical worldview integration.
This means that successful completion of our Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems degree program equips you to:
- Exhibit basic understanding of information technology and information systems challenges and opportunities from a multi-faceted perspective of hardware, software, databases, telecommunications, people and procedures.
- Exhibit a basic understanding of IT infrastructure.
- Demonstrate foundational knowledge of database theory and models and structured query language.
- Show understanding of fundamental data structures and logic algorithms.
- Demonstrate mastery of foundational information systems and information technology skills and techniques needed to enable individuals and organizations to strategically compete in the domestic and international marketplace.
- Exhibit the ability to accurately design a relational data model, administer its implementation and navigate its contents.
- Demonstrate mastery of fundamental programming constructs (basic computation, simple I/O, standard sequence, selection, iterative structures and functions/methods).
- Apply knowledge of data structures, logic algorithms and analysis techniques to solve business and information problems.
- Understand the domestic and international marketplace from internal, external and Christian worldview perspectives including: market roles and realities, legal and regulatory environment, economic theory and forces, financial influences and outcomes, management strategies, price system/consumer behavior, supply/demand, domestic and international regulation/marketplace, management (four functions), marketing in contemporary society and financial/accounting statements.
- Demonstrate ethical leadership and proficiency in analyzing, organizing and executing basic business strategy through interpretive, interactive and innovative marketplace action in response to internal and external environments. This includes knowledge of analytic tools (gather/gain meaning from data), effective business communication methodology (oral, written and other industry-specific), business plan artifacts (financial, etc.), marketing strategy (five Ps), teamwork, leadership and innovation/entrepreneurship.
- Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.
- Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.
- Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.