Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and Accounting
Program Contact: Wendy Ceccucci 203-582-8269
There is a great industry demand for students who wish to specialize in computer information systems with applications in accounting.
In the digital age, the languages of business and technology are mutually inclusive. Dual competency doubles your skill set, and positions you for success in a multitude of roles. We’ll teach you to design and maintain financial databases, assess the cost of hardware and software, and manage teams of IT professionals. These skills are crucial to commercial businesses, hospitals, banks, law offices and nonprofit organizations.
As the architect of a company’s technological infrastructure, you’ll implement and secure its accounting information system. You’ll ensure that financial information is accurate and accessible to managers, CFOs, auditors and others. These responsibilities prepare you for leadership roles as an information technology accountant, systems auditor, IT director and chief information officer.
Internships with companies such as Aetna, BBC America, The Hartford and United Technologies help you hone your skills and prepare you for immediate employment in the area of your interest.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for entry into this program, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation with this degree. Students may earn a dual degree in computer information systems and accounting by completing the requirements of the University Curriculum, the Business Core Curriculum, and specific requirements of the major.
BS in Computer Information Systems and Accounting Curriculum
Students may earn a dual degree in computer information systems and accounting by completing the requirements of the University Curriculum, the Business Core Curriculum, and specific requirements outlined below for a total of 128 credits. Computer Information Systems/Accounting majors must earn a minimum grade of a B- in the following courses to receive credit: AC 211, AC 212, AC 305, AC 306 and AC 307. A Computer Information Systems/Accounting major earning a grade below B- in any of these courses must repeat the course. In addition, Computer Information Systems/Accounting majors must earn a minimum grade of C- in all other accounting and law courses.
|Business Core Curriculum|
|Complete the Business Core Curriculum||43|
|Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business||34|
|Accounting Course Work|
|AC 305||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|AC 306||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|AC 307||Intermediate Accounting III||3|
|AC 323||Cost Accounting||3|
|AC 335||Accounting Systems||3|
|AC 411||Auditing Theory and Practice||3|
|AC 412||Advanced Auditing||3|
|AC 431||Federal Income Taxation of Individuals||3|
|AC 432||Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities||3|
|Computer Information Systems Course Work|
|CIS 125||Systems Analysis & Design||3|
|CIS 245||Object-Oriented Programming||3|
|CIS 301||Enterprise Systems||3|
|CIS 351||Database Programming and Design||3|
|CIS 440||IT Project Management||3|
|CIS 484||Information Systems Internship||3|
|CIS 490||Computer Information Systems Capstone||3|
Admission Requirements: School of Business
The requirements for admission into the undergraduate School of Business programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.
Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective freshmen are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.
For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.