Computer Information Systems - B.S. Degree

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Office:150 Houghton Hall

(716) 673-4820

Dr. Junaid Zubairi, Chairperson

Email: csit@fredonia.edu

Website: https://www.fredonia.edu/academics/colleges-schools/college-liberal-arts-sciences/computer-information-sciences

The common core of fundamental courses in the Computer Information Systems program provides essential emphasis on theory, practice and applications.  Students majoring in Computer Information Systems will also complete a track in Systems Development, a track in Systems Management, or, in consultation with their advisor, will select five additional courses chosen from an approved list.  The System Development track prepares graduates for careers in information systems design and development of typical business and commercial computing sectors.  The System Management track prepares graduates for management and utilization of information systems and technology.  Those students who opt to select additional coursework instead of a specific track will need to take two CSIT courses at the 300-level, two CSIT courses at the 400-level, and one course in CSIT, BUAD, or ECON at the 200-level.  

 

Major Requirements

 

Computer Information Systems Core Courses:

CSIT 107Web Programming I

3

CSIT 151Introduction to Information Systems

3

CSIT 105Visual BASIC I

3

or

CSIT 121Computer Science I

3

CSIT 201Computer Security and Ethics

3

CSIT 205Visual BASIC II

3

or

CSIT 221Computer Science II

3

CSIT 207Web Programming II

3

CSIT 241Discrete Mathematics I

3

CSIT 251Information Systems Structures

3

CSIT 311Assembly Language and Computer Organizations

3

CSIT 321Paradigms of Programming Languages

3

CSIT 351Business Systems Development

3

CSIT 425Software Engineering

3

CSIT 455Relational and Object Databases

3

CSIT 471Information Systems Management

3

Total Credit Hours:39

Business and Mathematics Core Courses:

MATH 120Survey of Calculus I

3

or

MATH 122University Calculus I

4

 

STAT 200Statistical Methods I

3

or

STAT 250Statistics for Scientists

3

or

BUAD 200Fundamentals of Statistics for Business and Economics

3

or

ECON 200Fundamentals of Statistics for Business Administration and Economics

3

Total Credit Hours:6-7
 

 

 

 

Track Requirements

Students must select either the Systems Development Track, Systems Management Track, or consult advisor to select 5 additional courses from the approved list of electives. 

Systems Development Track

CSIT 324Object Oriented Programming

3

CSIT 333Mobile Applications Development

3

CSIT 473Data Warehousing and Mining

3

CSIT 475Electronic Commerce

3

CSIT 400-level course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Systems Management Track

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

CSIT 456Information and Decision Support Systems

3

CSIT 473Data Warehousing and Mining

3

CSIT 475Electronic Commerce

3

CSIT 300/400-level course

3

Total Credit Hours:15
  • It is recommended that the students in Systems Management track also complete a minor in Business Administration

Approved CSIT Electives

The list of approved electives is provided below.  Any CSIT course not listed below can be taken with prior approval of the department.  


Electives

CSIT 300Internship

1-12

CSIT 308Computer Game Design and Implementation

3

CSIT 324Object Oriented Programming

3

CSIT 333Mobile Applications Development

3

CSIT 390Directed Study

1-3

CSIT 391Special Topics

3

CSIT 400Directed Independent Study

1-3

CSIT 435Data Communication and Networks

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 490Seminar on Selected Topics

1-3

CSIT 496Special Topics

1-3

CSIT 497Thesis

3

CSIT 499Senior Project

3

  • 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
  • Only one course numbered 490 or above is allowed

Total Credit Hours: 60-61

Students may double major in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems.  All coursework unique to both majors must be completed.