Computer Information Systems (B.S.)

FAST FACTS ›

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 59 percent of job openings in science and engineering between 2004 and 2014 will be in computing.
  • Clemson’s high-performance computing cluster was ranked No. 81 out of 500 top supercomputers in the world.
  • Our campus is ranked in the top 5 among U.S. public universities in supercomputing, according to Top500.org in Nov. 2013.
  • You’ll have 24-hour access to school facilities such as workstations, graphics systems, virtual reality systems, network labs and computer clusters.
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.

CLASSES.

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.
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 system major you’ll have great chances to research alongside your classmates as well as our nationally known faculty.

Internships and Research Projects:

CO-OP:
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.
HONORS:
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.
JOIN IN:
Clemson’s student Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) chapter connects students with one another and professionals already in the field.

Connect with Other Students:

CAREERS.

What are students doing at graduation?*

85%

Employed

10%

Grad School

0%

Seeking Employment

5%

Other

Where are students headed at graduation?*

Recent employers and job titles*

    Blue Cross/Blue Shield — Applications Developer
    NCR Corporation — IT Business/Systems Analyst
    General Electric — Software Engineer
    T-Metrics, Inc. — Product Specialist
    Verizon Business — Sales Engineer

Recent graduate schools and sought degree types*

    Clemson University — M.S., Computer Science

Common Career Areas**

  • Network Administration
    • Intranet/Internet
      • Development
      • Maintenance
      • Security
      • Support
    • Hardware and Software Design
  • Database Administration
    • Development
    • Testing
    • Maintenance/Support
    • Archiving/Security
    • Systems Integration
    • Management
  • Web Administration
    • Website
      • Programming/Development
      • Management
    • System Administration
    • System Analysis
  • Systems Development
    • Planning/Analysis
    • Design
    • Building/Coding
    • Integration/Testing
    • Operations/Maintenance
    • Project Management
  • Technical Support
    • Hardware, Software, Systems Support
    • System Oversight/Evaluation
    • Training
    • Technical Writing
*Numbers provided by the department.
**Used w/permission from Univ. 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