Computer Information Systems

Cybersecurity, enterprise systems and big data analytics—with the business know-how you need to lead

Technology is an integral component of modern business in every industry around the globe, making a career in computer information systems in-demand and essential to organizations of all kinds.

The Louisiana Tech Computer Information Systems curriculum—encompassing project management, telecommunications, networking, databases, programming, and information security—empowers you with the solid technical skills to place you at a competitive advantage. And, as CIS is all about the intersection of business and technology, we emphasize interpersonal communication as well. Through our core curriculum, you’ll also gain a background in finance, marketing, and management, giving you the real-world business expertise to set you apart.

A series of information assurance courses have been created to give the CIS student a focus developing skills for positions in systems and network security—you will learn to detect, report, and resolve cyber threats. Course content also covers the use of code encryption to securely pass information between systems, building and using secure audio and video communications equipment, developing tamper protection products, and providing trusted information solutions. Students master the skills of assessing, auditing evaluation, testing network and systems security, and conducting forensic investigations. Students also learn how to perform information systems risk analysis and plan for disaster recovery and business continuity in our state-of-the-art Digital Information Forensics Lab.


In my “Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation” course, I enjoyed working with a smart, talented group to propose a more efficient appointment scheduling system for a local healthcare center. This course showed me that working as systems analyst is fun. Most of my professors worked within the IT/IS industry, so they created assignments that were reflective of industry needs and standards.

Cheyenne Ortiz, '18

Accounting Systems Analyst, Dallas Cowboys


Ready to learn more about our computer information systems program? Explore our computer information systems major requirements.

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Undergraduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cyber Security Management

The 18-hour undergraduate certificate in information assurance and cyber security management helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel in positions in information systems and network security—one of the fastest growing industries in Louisiana.

Students will learn to protect systems and information assets, and to detect, report, and resolve cyber security threats. Additionally, coursework will prepare students to perform information systems risk analysis, along with information systems disaster recovery and business continuity.

Interested students should complete an undergraduate admissions application by clicking here.


2+2 “Pathway to Tech” Program in CIS

Are you a working professional with 60 hours of college credit and are looking to advance your career with a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems? Begin your work now through the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University. Classes will take place both online and face-to-face in the evenings at Louisiana Tech’s Academic Success Center located in the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City, La. This undergraduate degree program is specifically designed for place-bound students living and working in Bossier/Shreveport and unable to make the one-hour drive to Ruston to complete their degree. Click here for more information including an outline of recommended upper-level courses.

Seamless Transfer for BPCC Graduates

Through a Memorandum of Understanding, students who have obtained an associate of applied science from Bossier Parish Community College can seamlessly transfer to the Louisiana Tech CIS program. The agreement, signed in March 2017, ensures each institution serves the needs of students by providing appropriate and accurate transfer and advising information. Click here for more information including an outline for course alignment. 


To view the minors available to College of Business students, please visit our Minors page. To learn more about the computer information systems minor, click below.

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