Montana State University-Northern
College of Technical Sciences
Computer Information Systems BS

* The BS and AAS in Computer Information Systems are currently in Moratorium. We are not accepting new students into these programs. Students currently enrolled will be able to complete these degrees. These programs are being reviewed and may become available in the future.

Prepare for a Challenging and Fulfilling CIS Career.
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With a computer information systems degree from Montana State University-Northern, you'll be ready to compete for IT jobs in Montana or around the country.

  • Get hands-on education in and out of the classroom in the CIS program at MSU-N.
  • Obtain a computer information systems degree that prepares you to work in a variety of IT jobs, including programming, network analysis, and more.
  • Qualify for employment with major national companies like Cisco and Microsoft when you graduate from MSU-Northern in Havre with a CIS degree.
Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems: Advanced Training. Employment-ready.
  • Prepare to pursue an advance degree in the information systems field after earning a CIS degree.
  • Study in a CIS program that teaches you the foundations of information systems management as well as complementary business skills you need to be a well-rounded employee.
  • Start your IT career with a four-year degree from MSU-N.
  • Instead of a bachelor's degree, you can earn an Associate's Degree in Computer Information Systems, or add the CIS program as a minor to expand your employment opportunities.
Computer Information Systems Faculty: Design and Analysis Specialists. Student-focused.
  • Take classes with CIS program instructors who have IT career backgrounds including software development and network systems managers.
  • Learn from educators who have years of experience successfully aiding students in completing computer information systems degree requirements.
  • Benefit from CIS professors' flexible approach to special interests; pursue areas of interest within the information systems field that suit your skills.
Computer Information Systems Classes: Thorough Study. Practical Application.

Databases and Current Software – Study the latest software and learn how to develop databases in the CIS program at MSU-Northern.

Network Systems – Prepare for a wide range of IT jobs with classes that let you build and explore network systems from the ground up.

Programming – Understand current programming methods that will open up a variety of opportunities in your CIS career.

Computer Information Systems Career Outlook.

A CIS degree from MSU-Northern prepares you for a long-lasting IT career. The four-year degree option is a comprehensive study of computer information systems courses. Graduates of the CIS program have gone on to careers as applications programmers, telecommunications analysts, database administrators, computer support consultants, information systems analysts, designers, managers, and specialists both in-state and outside of Montana. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, IT jobs are growing at average or faster than average rates, with a few specialties experiencing significant growth.


Jay Howland
   Office: Electronics Technology 216
   Phone: (406) 265-4186

Mary Verploegen
   Office: Electronics Technology 217
   Phone: (406) 265-4182