Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Department of Information Systems and Business Analyticswww.kent.edu/business
About This Program
The Computer Information Systems minor provides a strong foundation in the latest technologies and practical skills needed for a successful career in the field. With expert faculty and access to cutting-edge resources, you'll be well-prepared to meet the demands of the ever-evolving technology industry. Choose Kent State and take the first step towards an exciting career in computer information systems. Read more...
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
To declare the Computer Information Systems minor, students must have a minimum 2.250 overall Kent State University GPA. No Kent State University GPA is required if the student is a first-semester freshman or transfer student admitted in good standing.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Be an effective IT project team member and contributor.
- Understand what the "cloud" is, and how it is changing computing in both positive and negative ways today.
- Understand key benefits and limitations of various technologies in the cloud computing.
- Create database driven interactive websites in the cloud platform.
- Understand basic concepts of the systems development life cycle (SDLC).
The Computer Information Systems minor is self-contained and assumes essentially no prior experience with computers or information systems. It complements students’ primary career field by providing knowledge and hands-on experience in cloud computing systems and infrastructure, business modeling and agile design, data management and business intelligence and other computer technologies. Students are able to design and build computer information systems of modest size and to participate with professional analysts, on an effective partnership basis, in the construction of large cloud systems. Students also have the ability to aid their co-workers by performing computer system support in consultative and advisory roles.