Computer Information Systems

Program Format

Online and evenings
(Ankeny and WDM Campuses)

Credit Hours

128 credit hours


$415/ credit hour

When Can I Start?

Fall, Spring or Summer Semester

Earn your degree in a top-paying field

Simpson's computer science courses provide excellent preparation for in-demand jobs such as software engineering, information technology and Web development. The department's core classes give students a foundation in computer science and information systems and build on those skills with classes in other disciplines.

  • According to the NACE, computer science is the second best paying four-year degree a student can get.
  • Hands-on learning takes place from the first class through the last. During an introductory programming course, students create simple video games. Computer science majors have collaborated with students from other academic departments to create educational computer games for children.
  • Simpson participates in the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance and the Oracle Academic Initiative, which provide students with an extensive array of software for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX based systems.

For more information about computer science programs contact:

Paul Craven, Ph.D.
(515) 961-1834

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I love the work I’m doing. They’re keen on training and making sure I have all the help I need…Last semester’s independent study, Capstone, and Professor Brodie’s iPhone course were particularly helpful in preparing me for working with clients and keeping them informed and happy.

Clint Hakeman '11