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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

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The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems provides a liberal arts education while emphasizing preparation for either graduate school or a rewarding career. Students are provided with a rigorous theoretical background coupled with practical and essential skills. The programs reflect important trends and developments in the computer field.

The course of study places special emphasis on the use of computers in business. It provides not only basic skills and a theoretical base, but also reflects important trends and developments in the computer field. A variety of elective courses covering topics such as operating systems and software engineering allows students to tailor a program of study to match their interests.

General: A candidate for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems must complete the general requirements for all baccalaureate degrees, including the general education requirements, and in addition, meet the following specific requirements.

Courses not offered at all venues are denoted with a venue indicator (Day, Evening, AHE) after the course name.

Degree Requirements

A.

General Education Requirements

38-41 sem. hrs

  For a complete list of general education courses click here‚Äč. For additional information on general education requirements click here.

  Ethics Course Requirement:

3 hrs

  MGMT 368View Syllabus Business Ethics or 3 hrs
  PHIL 330View Syllabus Ethics

B.

Multicultural Requirement

3 sem. hrs

  All courses that meet this requirement can be found here

C.

Core Requirements

41-42 sem. hrs

  (All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.)
  CISS 240View Syllabus Introduction to Programming (Day) and 4 hrs
  CISS 245View Syllabus Advanced Programming (Day) 4 hrs
  OR Syllabus Not Available
  CISS 241View Syllabus Programming I (Evening and AHE) and 3 hrs
  CISS 242View Syllabus Programming II (Evening and AHE) and 3 hrs
  CISS 243View Syllabus Programming III (Evening and AHE) 3 hrs
 
  CISS 285View Syllabus Structured Systems Analysis & Design (Day) and 3 hrs
  CISS 325View Syllabus Systems Analysis, Design & Implementation Projects (Day) 3 hrs
  OR Syllabus Not Available
  CISS 280View Syllabus Systems Analysis and Design I (Evening and AHE) and 3 hrs
  CISS 320View Syllabus Systems Analysis and Design II (Evening and AHE) 3 hrs
 
  CISS 350View Syllabus Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures 3 hrs
  CISS 360View Syllabus Computer Systems and Assembly Language 3 hrs
  CISS 430View Syllabus Introduction to Database Systems 3 hrs
  CISS 493View Syllabus Senior Seminar in Computer Information Systems 3 hrs
  ACCT 280View Syllabus Accounting I (Financial) 3 hrs
  ACCT 281View Syllabus Accounting II (Managerial) 3 hrs
  MGMT 330View Syllabus Principles of Management 3 hrs
  FINC 350View Syllabus Business Finance 3 hrs
  MATH 250View Syllabus Statistics I 3 hrs

D.

Computer Information Systems Electives

18 sem. hrs

  Select from the following courses:
  CISS 145View Syllabus Introduction to Python Programming or 3 hrs
  CISS 234View Syllabus Visual Basic or 3 hrs
  CISS 238View Syllabus Java Programming 3 hrs
 
  CISS 355Syllabus Not Available Directed Study 1-3 hrs
 
  CISS 370View Syllabus Operating Systems or 3 hrs
  CISS 301View Syllabus Operating Systems for Business Computing 3 hrs
 
  CISS 375Download PDF Compiler Construction 3 hrs
  CISS 380View Syllabus Computer Graphics 3 hrs
  CISS 390View Syllabus Global Information Systems Management* 3 hrs
  CISS 391View Syllabus Information Systems Security 3 hrs
 
  CISS 410View Syllabus Computer Networks and Communications or 3 hrs
  CISS 302View Syllabus Business Data Communications and Networking 3 hrs
 
  CISS 420View Syllabus Computer Architecture 3 hrs
  CISS 433Syllabus Not Available Topics 1-3 hrs
  CISS 438View Syllabus Object-Oriented Design and Analysis 3 hrs
  CISS 445View Syllabus Programming Languages 3 hrs
  CISS 450View Syllabus Artificial Intelligence 3 hrs
  CISS 455Syllabus Not Available Directed Study 1-3 hrs
  CISS 465View Syllabus Software Engineering 3 hrs
  CISS 472View Syllabus Data Warehousing and Decision Support Systems 3 hrs
  CISS 499View Syllabus Internship 1-6 hrs
  NOTE: ECON 294 Microeconomics 3 hours, MKTG 310 Principles of Marketing 3 hours, MGMT 362 Organizational Behavior 3 hours, and PSYC 101 General Psychology 3 hours are highly recommended courses for this degree.

E.

Electives

16-20 sem. hrs

 

120 sem. hrs

F.

CISS 493 Senior Seminar in Computer Information Systems 3 hours is the culminating evaluative course for the Computer Information Systems Program and includes the assessment of outcomes of the program. All students majoring in Computer Information Systems must pass this course.

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