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 Computer Information Systems
SchoolUniversity of the Fraser Valley
LocationAbbotsford, BC, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 14,000
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)  or  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English 
Prerequisites NotesApplicants are required to have B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent; or be Mature students 19 years or older (see Note). Applicants must also have: completion of nine university-level credits, and a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all university courses attempted is required (Note: Non-graduates who may require academic preparation are encouraged to contact the Upgrading and University Preparation department (UUP) for assessment and advice before applying to post-secondary programs): one of the following: Principles of Mathematics 12 with a C+ or better, Foundations of Mathematics 12 with a C or better, Pre-calculus 12 with a C or better, MATH 094 and MATH 095 with a C or better in both, MATH 096 with a C or better, MATH 110 with a C or better; and the prerequisite to CMNS 125, CMNS 175, or ENGL 105 (see Note). Note: This requirement can be satisfied by English 12 or equivalent with a C+ or better. The following courses are considered equivalent to English 12: English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, International baccalaureate English A (standard level or higher level), Advanced Placement English.
International: $15,120

Cost shown is an estimate of first year tuition (September to April).
DescriptionGain the analytical, problem-solving, and technical skills required to become a manager in the information technolgoy industry with a Bachelor in Computer Information Systems from UFV. According to a recent BC Stats Report, average weekly earnings for technology employees are 85% higher than for non-tech workers in British Columbia, making a career in IT and attractive career choice. To prepare you for job opportunities in the IT sector, he Bachelor of Computer Information systems includes a mixture of theory and hands-on applied knowledge in UFV's well-equipped labs.

In your first and second year, you complete foundational courses to provide you with a broad base of knowledge and experience supporting and maintaining single and networked systems. In third and fourth year, you gain additional technical knowledge and skills as well as more educational breadth and a better business background, preparing you to move into managerial positions in information technology. You also have the option to specialize in one of three concentrations to refine your skill set: Software Development, Systems and Networking, and Security.
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