Computer Information Systems


The Computer Information Systems Department provides a degree that equips a predominantly urban student body, especially those from the New Orleans metropolitan area, with knowledge and skills essential for careers in business and government, or for pursuing further studies.


The purpose of the Computer Information Systems Department is to provide Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) students with a high quality, state-of-the-art information systems education.  The BS-CIS program provides students with a foundation in the dual functional areas of business and computing technologies, thus enabling graduates to pursue both technical and managerial careers in all types of organizations, both public and private.  The program also implements processes and procedures that facilitate the retention and nurturing of CIS majors throughout their matriculation at SUNO.  It builds on the core goals of the College of Business and Public Administration (CBA) in preparing students for social and technical analyses, design, development, implementation, and management of computer-based information systems.  In addition, the department also supports the mission of the University to create and maintain an environment conducive to learning and growth for all members of the university community and the community at large.


  1. Student is able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of business ethics and its application in the decision making process.
    •  Student is able to differentiate between what is ethical and what is unethical.
    •  Student is able to identify ethical principles and codes.

2.  Student is able to apply effective communication skills in a professional environment.

    • Student is able to prepare and deliver an effective presentation.
    • Student is able to produce well written documents.

3.  Student is able to demonstrate ability to analyze and solve problems in an organizational setting.

    • Student is able to apply discipline-based principles in addressing organizational problems.

4. Student is able to understand the importance of technology and its application in organizations.

    • Student is able to understand available technology.
    • Student is able to use available technological tools in various tasks.

5. Student is able to provide technical solutions to business problems.

    • Student is able to identify and analyze specific business problems.
    • Student is able to offer appropriate solutions to specific business problems.