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Information Systems (BS)

Prepare for a career in maintaining and integrating the infrastructures that facilitate the movement of business data.

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Why an Information Systems (BS) degree?

In today’s highly competitive and technology-driven economy, job opportunities abound in corporate, entrepreneurial, nonprofit, and ministry settings. This program differentiates itself through the practice of the hands-on tasks the fast-paced business world demands. Courses will concentrate on network implementations, server deployment and documentation, and full stack integration.

Information Systems (BS) at Cairn

Biblical Integration

Integrate your faith with technology. Understand the relationship between between hardware, software, and people.

Academic Opportunity

Focus on the daily operations of a simulated company, providing a coherent theme closely resembling the software needs of a typical business environment in upper-level courses.

Career Preparation

Practice the same hands-on tasks regularly faced by professionals in the workplace. Graduate with a portfolio of professional-level projects to show to future employers.​

Experienced Faculty

Build meaningful relationships with professors who are invested in you and your goals.

Campus Community

Participate in CodeNet, the University's student tech organization.

Honors Program

Join the Honors Program and dive deeper into a personal topic of interest. Earn a $2,000 scholarship.

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Required Credits: 120

Curriculum Highlights: 

    • CIS 321 Operating Systems
    • CIS 332 Software Engineering
    • CIS 331 Computer Org/Architecture
    • CIS 333 Programming Languages
    • CIS 421 Information Security
    • CIS 431 Web Applications

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An Affordable Education

While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey.  You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance. 

Meet Our Faculty

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Brandon Petcaugh

Chair, Computer Science Programs; Assistant Professor, School of Business

Professor Petcaugh has been a teacher since graduating from Cairn in 2010. He taught for 12 years at the high school level, transitioning from mathematics to computer science during that time. He is also a Master Teacher for the nation-wide computer science curriculum “Project Lead the Way” and is an active AP reader for both AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles.

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Deb Rice

Assistant Professor, School of Business

Deb has an extensive professional background in human resource management, strategic planning, operations management, consulting, and leadership coaching. She has served in a variety of profit and non-profit organizations for over 25 years, including manufacturing, media, faith-based, academia, retail, and agriculture. As a professor, she invests in students to help them gain professional competency, learn to lead effectively, and develop in their Christian faith. Deb is married to Jim and is grateful to be a mom to four grown sons, a mother-in-law, and a grandma.

What Our Students Have To Say

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Jewel O'Bott

Information Systems is the perfect program for me, as it combines computer skills and business knowledge, which will both be valuable assets in the marketplace when I graduate. Our class sizes also allow for personal care and instruction from my professors."

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