Computer Information Systems
Computer Information SystemsStudents can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to finish their computer information systems degree.
The computer information systems major is designed to provide students with a focus on the creation and supervision of computerized information systems (CIS) for the management of business and nonprofit organizations. There is a primary emphasis on problem solving within system development, on the logic of programming and on state-of-the-art languages and methodologies.
Computer systems analysts held about 532,200 jobs in 2008. Although they are employed in many industries, 24 percent of these workers were in the computer systems design and related services industry. Computer systems analysts also were employed by governments; insurance companies; financial institutions; and business management firms. About 30,300 computer systems analysts were self-employed in 2008.
Computer software engineers and computer programmers held about 1.3 million jobs in 2008. Approximately 514,800 were computer applications software engineers, about 394,800 were computer systems software engineers, and about 426,700 were computer programmers. Although computer software engineers and computer programmers can be found in a wide range of industries about 32 percent were employed in computer systems design and related services. Many also worked for software publishers, manufacturers of computers and related electronic equipment, financial institutions, and insurance providers. About 48,200 computer software engineers and computer programmers were self-employed in 2008.