Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a Major in Computer Information Systems

General

Program Description

A Major in Computer Information Systems involves the study and analysis of an organization's information and the design of an information gathering and processing system using computers. Students will focus on computing, computer science, and other information systems.

Pittsburg State University offers students in the Computer Information System program two distinct emphasis areas: Information Assurance and Computer Security and System Design.

Information Assurance and Computer Security Emphasis

Information Assurance and Computer Security deal with the increasing need to provide for the protection of information that is stored and processed by computer systems and communicated using modern communication networks.

The basis for the program begins with an understanding of the role of information in contemporary society, the technological means to store, transmit, and generate information, and the importance of assuring that information will be accurate, confidential, and available.

System Design Emphasis

The System Design program at Pittsburg State University draws upon the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program to provide the environmental awareness of the role of information in the firm and combine it with the Information Systems program that provides a solid technological foundation that prepares the student for careers in computer programming, system design and analysis, database programming and administration, and information technology support.

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Career options

Program graduates are qualified for many roles including:

  • Industry programmer
  • Information technology support specialists
  • Programmer
  • Computer System Analyst
  • Computer Information System Manager
  • Computer Information System Operator
  • Database Administrator
  • Network and Computer System Administrator
  • And many more

Application

If you do not meet either of the guaranteed requirements, you are still encouraged to apply. Your application will be reviewed individually.

  • As you begin your application for admission to Pittsburg State University, please note the following features of our on-line application:
  • The online application is designed to allow you to progress as your schedule allows. We encourage you to complete the process in one sitting, but if that is not possible, you may exit after saving any section and return at a later time to complete the rest.
  • If you have questions about a section of the application, please click near the item. A box will pop up with additional information regarding the particular item.
  • Each section of an application is listed on the left side of the screen. The continue button at the bottom of each screen will save the information you have completed in that section and move you to the next section.
  • As a section is completed, a  will appear next to that section. You may still add additional information to a completed section.
  • Your application for admission cannot be submitted until all sections are complete.
  • Payment of the application fee is required before your application will be processed.
  • If you will be applying as a degree-seeking freshman, be sure you have a copy of your high school transcript or another listing of your high school coursework, including GPA and course grades. You will not be able to accurately complete your application without this information readily available. Applicants must indicate courses, grades, credits, and test scores on the application which will be used by the Office of Admission to make initial admission decisions.   Upon request, official transcript(s) and test scores will be required for validation.
  • The application for admission and scholarships must be completed and submitted along with all required transcripts and additional documentation by February 1 (or December 15 for transfer students starting in the spring semester) to be eligible for Admission Scholarships.  Admission Scholarships will be awarded contingent upon funding.  (Self-reported information is not accepted for scholarship purposes).

Cost

The affordability you need. The flexibility you want. Our Flat-Rate Tuition program allows full-time undergraduate students (enrolled in at least 12 credit hours) and graduate students (enrolled in 9 or more credit hours) to pay a single tuition rate regardless of the number of total credits taken. Want to explore a topic outside of your major or take additional courses to help accelerate your graduation date? Thanks to our Flat-Rate you can do so without paying additional tuition. Whether you're taking 10 hours or 20 hours, you pay the same rate.

In-State tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2019-2020)

Tuition (flat rate, including campus fees) $3,669
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $3,998
Semester Total (estimated)
Academic Year Total* (estimated)
$8,167
$16,334

Out-of-State tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2019-2020)

Tuition (flat rate, including campus fees) $9,341
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $3,998

Semester Total (estimated)
Academic Year Total* (estimated)

$13,839
$27,678

International student tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2019-2020)

Tuition (flat rate, including campus fees) $18,682
+ Sickness/Accident Insurance - 12-month coverage (Required) $1,772
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $1,000
+ Living Expenses (estimated) $7,996
+ Orientation & SEVIS Compliance $80
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $29,530


Scholarships and financial assistance

Pitt State offers its students many opportunities for scholarships & financial assistance. We understand that, as a student, your focus should be on the classroom and not on the paperwork. The professionals in our Office of Student Financial Assistance are here to provide you with the information you need to make the right choices about financial aid. Nearly 80 percent of Pitt State students receive some sort of financial aid, including:

  • Grants: assistance that does not require repayment
  • Scholarships: awards for students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement or meet specific criteria, which do not require repayment
  • Employment: about 10% of our students are employed on campus
  • Loans: loans can be made to parents and/or students, and must be repaid

In many cases, our student financial assistance professionals can help you combine these options into a personal package that fits your individual need. The amount of assistance you receive is based upon your family’s expected contribution to your educational costs. It's important to get applications in early - Admission Scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfer students are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is depleted. Application for the fall semester are due February 1, and December 15 for the spring semester. Due on these dates:

  • Admission application
  • Scholarship applications
  • All required documentation (self-reported information is not accepted for scholarship purposes)
Last updated May 2020

About the School

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