Program Information

Major Requirements

Minor Requirements

Advanced Certificate in CIS

Course Descriptions

Course Prerequisites

Course Objectives and Content

8 Semester Program of Study

CIS Catalog Section

Program Goals

The goal of our program in computer information systems is to advance the development of those intellectual, personal, and professional attributes that prepare students to shape the complex computer software environment of the future. Graduates are prepared to begin careers as computer programmers, rapidly progress to systems analysis responsibilities, and ultimately to positions in management of information systems. Students augment their Computer Information Systems learning with selected courses in business and communication. This comprehensive program allows graduates to confidently advance in the complex business environment of the future.

The School of Computer Information Systems offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Information Systems, a minor in Computer Information Systems, and an Advanced Certificate in Computer Information Systems for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree in another discipline.

The major program is comprehensive requiring a minimum of 60 credit hours of course work in Computer Information Systems and approved courses in business, English, and oral communication; as well as the general education curriculum, the bachelor of science identity requirements, and elective courses.

The minor and the advanced certificate require a minimum of 24 credit hours of specified course work in Computer Information Systems.

Student Learning Outcomes

A student who graduates from the School of Computer Information Systems should be able to possess the following:

  1. Practical knowledge of various productivity software packages

  2. Practical knowledge of various programming languages

  3. Knowledge of information systems development methods and techniques

  4. Knowledge of data communications and local area networks

  5. Knowledge of communication skills