Program Description

The Associate in Science Degree in Management Information Systems is designed for students pursuing degrees in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, or Management Information Systems. Students should determine what other lower division requirements are required by the institution to which they intend to transfer.


Merced College offers the following degrees/certificates in Computer Science:

  • Computer Science (AS-T)
  • Management Information Systems (AS)

See Degree Requirements & Course Descriptions

Career Opportunities

Over the past two decades, there has been a sharp rise in the use of computers and information technology in every sector of our economy. The overall demand for computer professionals (systems analysts, programmers, and computer networking technicians) continues to expand, increasing every year with the future seemingly limitless. Many professions demand an understanding of information technology beyond computer literacy. This anticipated growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, surpasses all other occupations.

Graduates of the computer science and MIS Programs often transfer to a four-year college earning a bachelor's degree in business administration, management information systems, computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business management, accounting, statistics, mathematics, physics or electronics.


Jobs given to computer studies graduates are continuously among the top ten highest paid.Students can use their knowledge of computers in every sector of their lives. As our society faces global climate change those people in computers are ever important in planning solutions to the balance of technology and the environment.

Computer Science Faculty

Name Position Email
Kathleen Kanemoto Coordinator/Professor of Computer Science
Bhrigu Celly Professor of Computer Science