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Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems major is designed to:

  1. Familiarize programmers with business-oriented programming.
  2. Educate future software engineers in commercial software development.
  3. Provide students with the analytical tools required for information systems.
  4. Prepare students for graduate programs in information systems.

Majors must have a “C” or better in all courses required of the major.



(Total: 73-74 Credit Hours)

Admission requirements: All students intending to declare themselves computer information systems majors must:

  • Complete CS201 or a similar first-semester programming class, or higher, with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Complete MA161A – College Algebra and Trigonometry, or a higher-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 prior to entry into the program.

Required Courses (42 credit hours):  CS200 (or equivalent), CS201, CS202, BA110, CS305, CS315, BA240, CS360, CS365, CS303, CS403, CS425, and CS431.

Required Support Course (16-17 credit hours): MA151, MA203, MA385, and either MA165 or both MA161a and MA161b.

Elective courses (15 credit hours): Choose 15 credit hours from among the following courses:  BA200, BA201, BA110, BA210, LW442, BA320, BA441.

The CIS minor program is intended to provide students majoring in other discipline a broad coverage of information systems.



(Total:  47 Credit Hours)

Required Courses (47 credit hours):  CS200, CS201, CS202, BA110, CS202, CS305, CS315, BA240, CS303, CS403, CS425, MA151, MA161a, BA200, BA201, and BA320.

What careers are available to someone with a degree in Computer Information Systems?

  1. Computer Programmers
  2. Computer Systems Analysts
  3. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  4. Database Administrators
  5. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  6. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  7. Operations Research Analysts