Computer Information Systems Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) is available with two options (tracks):

  • Systems Development (SD)
  • Systems Management (SM)

Both options contain a common core of fundamental courses in computer information systems with essential emphasis on business systems development, practice, and applications. Further, courses in the SD track prepare graduates for careers in information systems design and development for typical businesses and commercial computing sectors. The SM track prepares graduates for management and utilization of information systems and technology.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) (63 credit hours)

The degree program prepares graduates for careers in two major areas: systems development and systems management. The major in Computer Information Systems helps students acquire knowledge and gain expertise in all important aspects of the development, use, and management of (business) information systems. As part of the program, majors learn about: computer hardware, software, and information technology (IT) tools; information systems analysis and design methodologies; data and telecommunications technologies; information (systems and projects) management.

Computer Information Systems (CIS) Core (24 credit hours):

CSIT 107Web Programming I

3

CSIT 151Introduction to Information Systems

3

CSIT 105Visual BASIC I

3

or

CSIT 121Computer Science I

3

CSIT 205Visual BASIC II

3

or

CSIT 221Computer Science II

3

CSIT 207Web Programming II

3

CSIT 251Information Systems Structures

3

CSIT 312Computer Structures

3

CSIT 351Business Systems Development

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Business and Mathematics Core (24 credit hours)

MATH 108Prize-Winning Mathematics

3

or

MATH 120Survey of Calculus I

3

ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting

3

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

STAT 200Statistical Methods I

3

or

ECON 200Fundamentals of Statistics for Business Administration and Economics

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Two courses chosen from:

CSIT 241Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science I

3

CSIT 242Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science II

3

MATH 121Survey of Calculus II

3

ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting

3

STAT 300Statistical Methods II

3

or

ECON 300Statistical Analysis

3

Total Credit Hours:6

NOTE:

  • Any two (BUAD courses or ECON 210) by advisement
  • At least one of the courses must be at 300 level or above
  • The courses on statistics are excluded from this list

Track Requirements - 9 credit hours:

Systems Development Track:

Three courses chosen from:

CSIT 201Computer Security and Ethics

3

CSIT 341Data Structures

3

CSIT 425Software Engineering

3

CSIT 455Relational and Object Databases

3

CSIT 456Information and Decision Support Systems

3

CSIT 462Computer Graphics

3

CSIT 473Data Warehousing and Mining

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Systems Management Track:

Three courses chosen from:

CSIT 203Multimedia Systems

3

CSIT 335Data Communication and Networks I

3

CSIT 425Software Engineering

3

CSIT 471Information Systems Management

3

CSIT 473Data Warehousing and Mining

3

CSIT 475Electronic Commerce

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Electives - 6 credit hours (at least one course should be at the 300-400 level):

Two additional courses chosen from:

CSIT 201Computer Security and Ethics

3

CSIT 203Multimedia Systems

3

CSIT 208Computer Game Design and Implementation

3

CSIT 241Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science I

3

CSIT 291Special Topics

0-3

CSIT 300Internship

1-12

CSIT 333Mobile Applications Development

3

CSIT 335Data Communication and Networks I

3

CSIT 341Data Structures

3

CSIT 390Directed Study

1-3

CSIT 400Directed Independent Study

1-3

CSIT 425Software Engineering

3

CSIT 435Data Communication and Networks II

3

CSIT 455Relational and Object Databases

3

CSIT 456Information and Decision Support Systems

3

CSIT 461Introduction to AI and Knowledge Engineering

3

CSIT 462Computer Graphics

3

CSIT 463Introduction to Digital Image Processing and Computer Vision

3

CSIT 471Information Systems Management

3

CSIT 473Data Warehousing and Mining

3

CSIT 475Electronic Commerce

3

CSIT 490Seminar on Selected Topics

1-3

CSIT 496Special Topics

1-3

CSIT 497Thesis

3

CSIT 499Senior Project

3

Total Credit Hours:6

NOTE:

  • CSIT 490, CSIT 496, and CSIT 497: Only one course numbered 490 or above is allowed.
  • CSIT 300 Internship is a variable 1-12 credit hour course.  Students must complete the course for 3 credit hours to satisfy the degree requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 66

Students may double major in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems by completing all requirements for both majors (credit hours from courses within the list of courses of the second major not used to satisfy requirements in the first major).