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CIS Associates Degree

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Accountancy, Finance & Information Systems
CIS Degree Program


Ferris State University

119 South Street BUS 212

Big Rapids, Michigan MI (USA) 49307-2284


Earn a CIS Associates Degree at Ferris State

The Ferris State CIS Associate Degree program prepares
students for entry-level employment and job positions in:

  • Computer Programming
  • System Administration
  • Network Administration
  • Database Management

The CIS Associates Degree program maintains close relationships with related computer information system industries, through an industry advisory board, offering hands-on practical experience through internships with CIS-related businesses in Michigan.

Computer Information Systems is Essential to Businesses
and CIS Professionals are in Demand

An associates degree in Computer Information Systems CIS leads to gainful employment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS, CIS is one of the fasted growing job sectors. Many sources predict shortages within the industry, making a computer information systems degree a valuable educational pathway to a rewarding career.

Core degree requirements are aligned with the national standard IS 2002 produced by the ACM, AITP and AIS professional societies. Students who receive their an associates degree in computer systems are on track for career or a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems.

Computer Information Systems CIS Graduates
Get Great Jobs

Computer Information Systems Degree

With a predicted shortage in the number of CIS professionals to meet the ongoing demand, CIS Associates Degree graduates are often able to find fulfilling work in entry-level positions as programmers, program analysts, network administrators, systems analysts, computer support specialists, and related computer information system industry positions.

CIS Associates Degree
Admission Requirements

New Students: 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from high school and two of the following three criteria: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or English SAT score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or Math SAT score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or Verbal SAT score of 430 or higher.

Transfer Students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended, and the following criteria: (1) transfer equivalency for ENGL 150 or placement in ENGL 150 the first semester at FSU which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; (2) transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement in MATH 115 the first semester at FSU which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher.

Exceptions: Applicants not meeting the above criteria (new or transfer students) for direct admission, but still meet Ferris State University admission criteria, will be placed in the Pre-Business program until admission criteria are met. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean's Office.

CIS Associate Degree
Graduation Requirements

The Computer Information Systems program at Ferris leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major, and overall.

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Ferris State University

119 South Street BUS 212

Big Rapids, Michigan MI (USA) 49307-2284



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