Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems 2022-05-13T09:19:16+00:00

The Computer Information Systems program offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in CIS. We offer this program on-campus in Natchitoches, online, and in a competency-based format (through Electronic and Continuing Education). We also stream selected CIS classes to the Leesville/Fort Polk, Alexandria, and Barksdale campus each semester.

NSU Ranks in the Top 10

TheBestSchools has ranked Northwestern State as the tenth best online bachelor's in web development program in the country. NSU is the only ranked university from Louisiana.

2017 Best College Reviews

In 2017, Best College Reviews ranked the BS in Computer Information Systems at NSU as the best online management information systems program in the country based on its cost, concentration offerings, and "wow" factor.

NSU Ranks in the Top 15

The Guide to Online Schools ranks NSU as the 12th best value for computer science in the country. NSU is the only Louisiana school ranked in the Top 20.

NSU Ranks in the Top 10

Northwestern State University ranks as the sixth best value in online bachelor's in information technology programs, according to Northwestern State is the highest ranked Louisiana school.

NSU Ranks in the Top 30

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is identified as one of the top 30 schools for an online computer science degree, according to Best Choice Schools. NSU is the only school in Louisiana to make their list.

Students Before Profits Award 2015

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is ranked by Nonprofit Colleges Online as the Best Online Bachelor’s in Information Technology!

NSU Ranks in the Top 10

Northwestern State University is recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Online Bachelor Computer Information Systems Degree Programs (the highest ranked public institution)!

  • To Access Career Opportunities
    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026 . . . [and] add about 557,100 new jobs”.
    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage (which would include new and experienced workers), was $84,580 in May 2017.
    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, Computer Programmers, Database Administrators, Computer Systems Analysts, Information Security Analysts, Software Developers, and Computer Network Architects all have a median annual wage of over $80,000.
  • To Enter Into an Exciting and Ever-Changing Field
  • To Learn About the Technology of the Future
  • To Learn How to Use Technology to Make a Difference in the World
  • To explore their love of technology whether it is coding, taking apart a computer, or exploring a new technology
  • To pursue one of five exciting concentrations: (1) Application Development, (2) Networking and Systems Management, (3) Web Development, (4) Cyber Security
  • To gain access to an exceptional program which has won 17 national championships at the Association of Information Technology Professionals National Collegiate Conference
  • To gain access to an industry-relevant program with ties to a number of industry-leading organizations (GDIT, State Farm, CenturyLink, WalMart, and others)
  • To learn from faculty in new areas, such as mobile applications development, cloud computing, and data analytics
  • To interact with a faculty who truly care about your success in the program and beyond
  • To enter a program that has helped over 85% of its graduates meet their goals of obtaining an IT job, enter graduate school, etc.
  • To access the competitive tuition rate of $185 per credit hour for active duty, reservist, retirees, and their dependents (we also recognize various Tuition Assistance programs such as Military TA, Montgomery GI Bill, Post-9/11, and MyCAA)
  • For many of the same reasons listed in the above two sections
  • To gain access to a staff dedicated to working with military students and dependents to ensure a smooth process
    • For CIS questions and general inquiries, contact Ms. Qwontice McDowell at 318-357-6985 or
    • For questions regarding military benefits and options, contact Ms. Denise Jackson at 337-653-0812 or
  • To attend a university recognized as a Military Friendly School and that has been ranked among the best for veterans
BPCC Agreements
Competency-Based Program
Financial Considerations
GDIT Agreement
Professional Training
Job Opportunities

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