The Computer Information Systems program at UW-Stevens Point provides rich academic training and practical experience. Majors receive training in core computing topics such as computer programming, systems analysis, network administration and database development. We keep students up to date with advances and trends by offering valuable electives that cover topics including mobile-application development, parallel programming and advanced .NET.
Explore Career Opportunities in Computer Information Systems
Computing majors are in demand — most students have jobs lined up before graduation. A growing number of companies hire students during the summer and school year to give students more experience and attract students to permanent jobs after graduation. Starting salaries range from $45,000 to $72,000 annually.
Options Within Computer Information Systems
Within the CIS major students may pursue three options, available as both bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees.
Get Involved on Campus
The CIS curriculum introduces students to concepts in programming, algorithms, databases, Web applications and services. Students learn to incorporate these into today’s networked world by designing and implementing production level computer-based systems. Students develop valuable theoretical knowledge, technical skills and practical experiences as part of their coursework using state of the art tools and technologies in the field.
Student organization opportunities can be found on the Stevens Point Involvement Network (SPIN).
Gain Experience Outside the Classroom
Our department has long-standing regional, national and international partnerships with some of the best companies and organizations in the world by which students enjoy numerous internship and employment opportunities.
Local employers in the computer information systems program include Sentry Insurance, Skyward, Marshfield Clinic Information Systems, Skyline, Breakthrough Fuels, Delta Dental, Pointe Precision, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, and others.
Meet Your Computer Information Systems Professors
In Computing and New Media Technologies, students will find a vibrant department fueled by an energetic faculty and staff, dedicated to teaching, research and community outreach. Meet your professors