Information systems major

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Are you itching to set up a corporate computer system that manages both the financial and personnel side of things? Information systems is a popular major for someone like you. Central offers three options for students interested in information systems. Students can choose from an emphasis in accounting information systems (AIS), computer information systems (CIS) and management information systems (MIS). Graduates have entered graduate school and immediate employment as IT managers, Web programmers and information systems auditors.




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Accounting information systems (AIS) emphasis:

Computer information systems (CIS) emphasis:

Management information systems (MIS) emphasis:


The Weller Center for Business and International Studies houses faculty offices and classrooms for the economics, accounting, business management and modern language departments. The $3.9-million building was completed in 1999 and includes state-of-the-art technologies and a very energy efficient design, including solar panels on the roof. There is a 24-hour computer lab on the main floor and eight high-tech classrooms, two of which contain student computers.

The Vermeer Science Center recently went through a $20-million renovation and expansion that was completed in fall 2003. In addition to biology, chemistry, physics and natural science departments, the mathematics and computer science departments are located in Vermeer. The building contains 13 high-tech classrooms. Each contains a ceiling-mounted projector, computer with flat panel monitor, Wolfvision document camera, combination VCR/DVD player and a Ken-a-vision flex camera. Vermeer also contains several computer labs with new Dell computers with flat panel monitors and the most recent versions of math and science computer programs. Numerous science laboratories with state-of-the-art science equipment allow students to conduct their own research. Just inside the main entrance is an easy-to-use touchscreen kiosk with a building directory that can be searched by room or professor’s name. Central was awarded a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) medal rating from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), making the science center the first LEED-rated building in the state.

The computing science program is proud to offer a unique computing laboratory with an advanced networking lab which allows students to get hands-on computer networking experience. The laboratory includes an eight node, 16 processor cluster to support high performance, parallel computing activities and an advanced graphics workstation to support the study of current tools used in the development of computer graphics and animations. The laboratory also has other advanced technologies to support courses and independent studies.


No matter what your interests are, Central has a student group or organization that you’ll want to join. Information systems students might be interested in participating on a programming team for one of the various programming contests in which Central participates or in one of the following clubs:

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to study abroad with Central College to enhance their development as global citizens. Academic opportunities and internship programs also are available in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City. Learn more about Central’s study abroad programs.