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Information Systems

WVU Tech's Information Systems program is designed to train professionals who analyze, design and maintain information systems and use application software to develop business solutions. 

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What is Computer Information Systems?

It’s a simple and undeniable fact: computer technology has transformed our world. Modern computers with unimaginable computing speeds are helping scientists and engineers break new ground every day. It’s computer science that makes something like the Genome Project, a vital advancement in the field of biology, possible.

This is happening in every discipline. Geologists are getting closer to predicting earthquakes and meteorologists can accurately forecast weather several days in advance. Advanced telescopes and software are helping astrophysicists make substantial progress in understanding the fundamental mystery of the Big Bang’s initial conditions. Computer-generated animation has set unbelievable new standards in motion pictures while high-tech devices and lightning-fast networks have revolutionized communication and entertainment.

Perhaps the most impressive innovations are those currently shaping modern defense and security. Unmanned aerial vehicles are conducting warfare, satellites can read a license plate from orbit and facial recognition technology has become common-place.

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Computer Information Systems at WVU Tech

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at WVU Tech is here to help well-trained and dynamic graduates fill those new positions. We offer comprehensive Bachelor of Science degree programs in Computer Science and Information Systems to prepare students to take on the challenges and triumphs of the exciting information age.

Our Information Systems program focuses on the practical and business application of computer science. Students will be trained as highly skilled professionals with expertise in network administration, website development, and network, database, and computer systems management. A degree in Information Systems will prepare students for a variety of jobs including: Computer Systems Analysts, Database Administrators, Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts, and Network & Computer Systems Administrators.

We emphasize hands-on learning in small classes and provide one-on-one training that is essential for training highly skilled information systems specialists. The program is a great fit for students who enjoy learning technical and business aspects of computer systems, networks and databases.

The WVU Tech Information Systems program contains fundamental computer programming courses and courses specially developed for Information Systems majors including database management, e-commerce, and computer security. Those courses are supplemented by highly specialized business management courses such as Visual Basic for business applications, business information systems, and business statistics.

Students also have the option to pursue several general and technical electives, allowing students to select additional courses from areas such as computer science, cybersecurity, business management, marketing, economics and sciences. More importantly, these electives allow students to earn a minor in complementary area without taking additional courses beyond the degree requirements.

The majority of the courses are taught in computer labs, giving students the advantage of a hands-on learning environment. The average class size of twelve students for the required information system courses facilitates one-to-one interaction with our well-qualified, full-time faculty members. Information Systems majors are required to complete a Professional Field Experience that requires working 200 hours as an intern in a computing profession to gain work experience and apply knowledge learned from various courses.

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The WVU tech CyberSecurity Minor

The cybersecurity minor offers the same technical courses as the area of emphasis, preparing students to supplement their current major with a powerful cybersecurity background.

You'll take computer science fundamentals, foundations of cybersecurity, computer organization, networking and cryptography courses. In just 23 credit hours, you'll have everything you need to add cybersecurity to your skillset.

It's a great addition to any major, but particularly well-suited for students studying information systems, computer engineering and mathematics.

Secure Software Development

Learn about the role of security in the software development lifecycle, how to design secure software and industry best practices for keeping your software safe.

Attacks and Countermeasures

You'll explore the day's trends in cybersecurity. You'll conduct hands-on experiments in the practice of cyber defense. You'll even learn about ethical hacking.

Host Based Cyber Defense

Today's connected world is vulnerable to all manner of cyber attacks. So we'll teach you how to defend hosts, clients, devices, servers and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Connecting you to an amazing career

Information systems graduates manage the computer presence in all employment sectors. They are employed in health-care, education, commerce, engineering enterprises, social services and government agencies as computer systems analysts, database administrators, network systems & data communications analysts and network & computer systems administrators.


Median Computer and Information Systems Managers Yearly Salary

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2024

Career Opportunities for Information Systems Graduates

WVU Tech Information System graduates can choose to pursue post-graduate education in computer information systems, management of information systems, or business management.

The program prepares students for employment as IT professionals in a wide variety of settings including private industry and government agencies. The program also prepares students for graduate studies. A majority of WVU Tech graduates find employment during the final semester of their program.

In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the need for qualified computer information systems professionals will grow by 15% by 2032 with almost 50 thousand new job openings projected each year.

Scholarships Available for Electrical Engineering Majors!

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S is an NSF S-STEM scholarship program for students in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science and information systems programs at WVU Tech who demonstrate financial need. Successful applicants can receive up to $10,000 in financial aid!

Who is it for?

Academically talented, low-income students with the demonstrated financial need who are pursuing bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS).

How it works

The project aims to increase student persistence in STEM fields in a few ways:

  • linking scholarships with effective supporting activities, including faculty, industry and peer mentoring;
  • cohort-shared living and academic experiences;
  • undergraduate research experiences;
  • career exploration;
  • and participation in discipline-specific conferences.

Also, to encourage a business mindset, you will complete a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies.

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Your Computer Information Systems Faculty

Somenath Chakraborty, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems

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Kenan Hatipoglu, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering | Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems | Chair – Leonard C. Nelson School of Engineering

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Ranjith A. Munasinghe, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems

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Afrin Naz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems

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A F M Saifuddin Saif, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems

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