Computer Information Systems

Overview & Academics

The Computer Information Systems curriculum emphasizes web design and development, programming, database, networking, and security. With this degree students using these skills are prepared for professional advancement in any of a wide variety of careers in information systems and/or graduate education. The speed of technological change is reflected in their course work, preparing students to expect and meet the needs for lifelong learning.


NC Wesleyan’s Bachelors in Computer Information Systems (CIS) qualifies students for the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Security+ certifications.*
*Students must take CIS 310, 210, and 305

NC Wesleyan’s Minor in Cybercrime also qualifies students for the CompTIA Security+ certification.

compTIA_Security logo

Career Opportunities for Computer Information Systems majors:

  • Work in customer/client service by being a helpdesk technician or troubleshooting analyst within a company or for company that provides external support.
  • Web and Application Development and Marketing: Develop website and mobile applications for businesses to better market their products and services.
  • Manage business information networks and data as a database administrator, manager, or developer.
  • e-Commerce: Develop ways for businesses to market and sell their products and services through electronic devices. Develop or support new technology to facilitate business transactions.
  • Information Security: Manage and protect sensitive data from external threats.
  • Networking Technology Specialists: Design and build wired and wireless networks to share information and data among network clients

Major Requirements
ACC 201
BUS 206
ENG 304
MAT 213
CIS 201, 205, 211, 240, 345, 410, and 455
CIS electives (12 upper-level semester hours) not including CIS 101, 310 or 350.

Requirements for Web Development Concentration:
ACC 201
BUS 206
ENG 304
MAT 213
CIS 201, 205, 211, 240, 320, 325, 326, 330, or CIS 335, 345, 410, 455
Choose 3 hours from ART 202, ENG 373, or ENG 472.

Minor Requirements
CIS 201, 205, 211, 240, and six semester hours of 300-400 level CIS courses not including 310.

Computer Information Systems Faculty

Dr. Jacqueline Lewis
Associate Professor of CIS
CIS Program Coordinator
Ph.D., North Central University

Dr. Sherry Holland
Instructor of CIS
D.B. A., American International University