Computer Information Systems (B.S.)

ABOUT

Students who take on the challenge of a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems know the importance of computer systems in both multinational and local business. From the home to the workplace to the local coffee shop, computers permeate nearly every minute and every aspect of our lives. At Clemson we embrace this, and our computing facilities are available to you 24/7 as you learn how to design and build software and discover new ways to use computers. A focus on business classes will expand your understanding of computer science and the business problem environment, which is key in preparing you for a job after graduation and advanced studies in areas of computer science.

FAST FACTS

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and mathematical occupations is expected to grow by 18 percent between 2012 and 2022.
  • You’ll have 24-hour access to school facilities such as workstations, graphics systems, virtual reality systems, network labs and computer clusters.
  • Clemson’s high-performance computing cluster was ranked No. 89 out of 500 top supercomputers in the world.
  • Our campus is ranked No. 20 among U.S. public universities, per U.S.News and World Report, 2015.
  • Our campus is ranked in the top 10 among U.S. public universities in supercomputing, according to Top500.org in Nov. 2014.

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

Combine the technical side of computer science with business problems theory and application, and you have our computer information systems major. To prepare for a career in this field, you’ll take computer science courses in addition to business classes that will help you understand how the two fields interact.

As a freshman, you’ll take introductory computer science classes before delving more deeply into the technical aspects of the computer with classes such as algorithms and data structures, software development foundations and network programming. At the same time, your business classes will focus on marketing, management, accounting, finance and microeconomics.

EXPERIENCES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Dive into your major outside your standard classes, and meet and network with fellow students and working professionals. As a computer information systems major you’ll have great chances to research alongside your classmates as well as our nationally known faculty.

Put your classwork knowledge to work by spending alternate semesters working in the industry and studying on campus as part of Clemson’s cooperative education program.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) is an internationally renowned honors society that offers scholarship opportunities, promotes fellowship and recognizes the academic excellence of outstanding students within the computing and information disciplines.
Clemson’s student Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) chapter connects students with one another and professionals already in the field.

CONNECT WITH OTHER STUDENTS

AFTER GRADUATION

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It's about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of our most recent students.

WHERE OUR RECENT GRADUATES HAVE GONE

KEY
  • 41-100%
  • 21-40%
  • 11-20%
  • 0-10%

RECENT EMPLOYERS

  • Technical Software Consultant

    AirWatch
  • Software Engineer

    NetApp
  • IT Business/Systems Analyst

    NCR
  • Software Developer

    SPARC
  • Information Resource Coordinator I

    Clemson University Library
  • Software Engineer

    General Electric

RECENT POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

  • M.S. Computer Science

    Clemson University

COMMON CAREER AREAS

  • Network Administration
    • Intranet or Internet
      • Development
      • Maintenance
      • Security
      • Support
    • Hardware and Software Design
  • Database Administration
    • Development
    • Testing
    • Maintenance and Support
    • Archiving and Security
    • Systems Integration
    • Management
  • Web Administration
    • Website
      • Programming and Development
      • Management
    • System Administration
    • System Analysis
  • Systems Development
    • Planning and Analysis
    • Design
    • Building and Coding
    • Integration and Testing
    • Operations and Maintenance
    • Project Management
  • Technical Support
    • Hardware, Software, Systems Support
    • System Oversight and Evaluation
    • Training
    • Technical Writing

Used with permission from the University of Tennessee.

FIND OUT MORE

Have more questions or want more information? Fill out the form below, which goes directly to the following department contact. If you’d also like to receive general University information from Clemson’s admissions office, please follow the link to the right and sign up to join our mailing list.

Christopher Porter

CES Undergraduate Recruitment Director
864-656-7870
cporter@clemson.edu