Milligan computer information systems

Information Systems


The major in information systems (IS) (previously Computer Information Systems) is designed to prepare students for careers as programmers and analysts, lead programmers, management information systems directors, security and network directors, and systems project leaders for applications in business, industry, and government.

Course work in this major emphasizes systems analysis and design, programming, and information assurance while offering courses in cybersecurity, systems design, and web development. It is recommended that students with a major in information systems complete course-work in a business-related area.

A minor in web development is available.


The information systems (IS) major, a requirement for many information systems (IS) positions, is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers, such as programmers, network managers, management information systems directors, and systems project leaders for applications in business, industry, and government. Even in a difficult economy, careers in information systems (IS) are ranked among the top fields for expected growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that several careers in the computer field requiring a bachelor’s degree will grow faster, through 2016, than other occupations requiring the same level of education.

Our graduates have careers in fields such as:

  • business analyst
  • network management and monitoring
  • desktop equipment support
  • project manager
  • web designer
  • software development
  • systems engineering
  • programming
  • application development
  • … and more!

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.


The three-year Bachelor’s degree option accelerates the traditional undergraduate process and is perfect for highly-motivated students. With an academically rigorous schedule, students save time and reach the workforce or graduate school earlier while still gaining the skills and experience their career paths demand. You also can still engage fully in campus life — be an athlete, lead a club, complete an internship (or two), conduct research with a professor, and be in on all the Milligan traditions.

Graduating in three years requires full-time enrollment for three consecutive fall and spring semesters as well as two summer terms, as outlined in the chart below. You’ll complete a total of 128 credits, including core curriculum, major, and optional minor or elective courses. Dual enrollment or AP credits may reduce your load or the need for some summer sessions.

YEAR 116.5 hrs18 hrs11 hrs
YEAR 217.5 hrs18 hrs11 hrs
YEAR 318 hrs18 hrs



Carolyn Carter
Associate Dean of the William B. Greene, Jr. School of Business and Technology; The Don and Clarinda Jeanes Chair of Servant Leadership; Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Administration

Dale Giblin
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Kelly Griffith
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Canvas LMS Manager

Amanda Bristol
Director of Information Technology