BS in Computer Information Science

Trine University Student AchievementsThe Bachelor of Science with a major in computer information science is designed to prepare students for careers in information fields including information management, information services, information security, and data science. The mission of this program is to provide students with a broad-based and sophisticated understanding of managing information, preparing them for careers in the informatics field.

The Experience

While studying in courses such as network security, digital forensics, and data mining, students are prepared to immediately contribute during internship experiences at a broad range of companies. Students have the opportunity to participate in a capstone experience that includes working with a local business to create a solution for a real-world problem.

The Results

Graduates of our computer information science program are ready for jobs in the industry. They start careers in the areas of business, public service, and other various professions. Typical job titles have included security and performance analyst, web developer, information management specialist, network administrator, business analyst, usability engineer, database administrator, and others. The program also provides strong preparation for graduate studies. Graduates are prepared for graduate schools and can pursue a variety of programs, including the Trine University Master of Science in Information Studies, or they can pursue biomedical informatics, information security, information technology, and technical law at other locations around the globe.

Additional Information

General Education - 42 credit hours

Math elective - 3 credit hours
MA 173 Essential Calculus
Lab science elective - 4 credit hours
Social Science elective - 6 credit hours
Humanities elective - 6 credit hours
ENG 103 English Compensation I
ENG 133 Technical Communications
SP 203 Effective speaking
PSY 113 Psychology
EXS 102 Lifetime Wellness
INF 103 Information Technology
General Education Elective - 3 credit hours

Program Core - 42 credit hours

INF 143 Introduction to C#
INF 183 Introduction to Linux
INF 213 Digital Forensic Science I
INF 363 Database Management
INF 303 Network Management
INF 313 Digital Forensic Science II
INF 343 Network Security
INF 373 Advanced Microcomputers
INF 403 Advanced Database
INF 433 Data Mining and Data Visualization
INF 493 Informatics Capstone
MA 203 Discrete Mathematics for Information Sciences
MA 253 Statistics
MA 323 Operations Research


Additional requirements - 36 credit hours

Outside Minor Studies (to be selected) - 24-27 credit hours
Electives - 8-10 credit hours
UE 101 University Experience


For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog (opens in a new window).

This program is available on campus at any of our education centers and online.
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.