Similar to an IT degree, the Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree is a bachelor of science that focuses on practical applications of technology including software, databases, networking and systems. Usually offered through business schools, the CIS degree teaches students how to build, operate and maintain information systems that support business operations. Graduates also develop project management skills, which are in high demand in corporate IT departments. Among the corporations recruiting CIS majors at Arizona State University are Ernst & Young, Honeywell, KPMG and Pacific Gas and Electric. In 2012, ASU had 146 graduates in CIS, including double majors, with an average starting salary of $56,531.
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