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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

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.

Department

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements: 38-41 sem.

  • For a complete list of general education courses click here​. For additional information on general education requirements click here.

  • Ethics Course Requirement: 3 hrs
  • MGMT 368 Business Ethics or 3 hrs
  • PHIL 330 Ethics

Multicultural Requirement 3 sem. hrs

  • All courses that meet this requirement can be found here

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 240 Introduction to Programming (Day) and 4 hrs
  • CISS 245 Advanced Programming (Day) 4 hrs
  • OR
  • CISS 241 Programming I (Evening and AHE) and 3 hrs
  • CISS 242 Programming II (Evening and AHE) and 3 hrs
  • CISS 243 Programming III (Evening and AHE) 3 hrs
  • CISS 285 Structured Systems Analysis & Design (Day) and 3 hrs
  • CISS 325 Systems Analysis, Design & Implementation Projects (Day) 3 hrs
  • OR
  • CISS 280 Systems Analysis and Design I (Evening and AHE) and 3 hrs
  • CISS 320 Systems Analysis and Design II (Evening and AHE) 3 hrs
  • CISS 350 Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures 3 hrs
  • CISS 360 Computer Systems and Assembly Language 3 hrs
  • CISS 430 Introduction to Database Systems 3 hrs
  • CISS 493 Senior Seminar in Computer Information Systems 3 hrs
  • ACCT 280 Accounting I (Financial) 3 hrs
  • ACCT 281 Accounting II (Managerial) 3 hrs
  • MGMT 330 Principles of Management 3 hrs
  • FINC 350 Business Finance 3 hrs
  • MATH 250 Statistics I 3 hrs

Computer Information Systems Electives 18 sem. hrs

  • Select from the following courses:
  • CISS 145 Introduction to Python Programming or 3 hrs
  • CISS 234 Visual Basic or 3 hrs
  • CISS 238 Java Programming 3 hrs
  • CISS 355 Directed Study 1-3 hrs
  • CISS 370 Operating Systems or 3 hrs
  • CISS 301 Operating Systems for Business Computing 3 hrs
  • CISS 375 Compiler Construction 3 hrs
  • CISS 380 Computer Graphics 3 hrs
  • CISS 390 Global Information Systems Management* 3 hrs
  • CISS 391 Information Systems Security 3 hrs
  • CISS 410 Computer Networks and Communications or 3 hrs
  • CISS 302 Business Data Communications and Networking 3 hrs
  • CISS 420 Computer Architecture 3 hrs
  • CISS 433 Topics 1-3 hrs
  • CISS 438 Object-Oriented Design and Analysis 3 hrs
  • CISS 445 Programming Languages 3 hrs
  • CISS 450 Artificial Intelligence 3 hrs
  • CISS 455 Directed Study 1-3 hrs
  • CISS 465 Software Engineering 3 hrs
  • CISS 472 Data Warehousing and Decision Support Systems 3 hrs
  • CISS 499 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.

Electives 16-20 sem. hrs

  • 120 sem. hrs

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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