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 Curriculum43
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business34
Accounting Course Work
AC 305Intermediate Accounting I3
AC 306Intermediate Accounting II3
AC 307Intermediate Accounting III3
AC 323Cost Accounting3
AC 335Accounting Systems3
AC 411Auditing Theory and Practice3
AC 412Advanced Auditing3
AC 431Federal Income Taxation of Individuals3
AC 432Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities3
Computer Information Systems Course Work
CIS 125Systems Analysis & Design3
CIS 245Object-Oriented Programming3
CIS 301Enterprise Systems3
CIS 351Database Programming and Design3
CIS 440IT Project Management3
CIS 484Information Systems Internship3
CIS 490Computer Information Systems Capstone3
CIS elective3
Total Credits128

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.