Computer Information Systems Bachelor of Science
Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems
The B.S. in Computer Information Systems links the worlds of business and computer science. It is the study of business organizations and the programming, databases, and networks that support them. Functioning at the intersection of business and technology, it offers an interdisciplinary education that neither discipline alone can provide. Courses span computer science, business management, math, science, humanities, and social sciences. Three open electives (two in computer science and one in management) give students the option to choose courses from either business management (such as project management or finance) or computer science (such as databases or software development).
This program offers a solid background in the analysis, design, development, deployment, and administration of computer-based information systems within a business management context. Students will complement business skills with strong technical skills in databases, systems analysis and design, business processes, organizational behavior, networking and telecommunications, and project management, along with problem solving skills. Graduates will be well prepared for the growing number of opportunities in CIS and information technology.
Program Educational Objectives
By the time of graduation, students will be able to:
- Support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment
- Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
- Demonstrate effective professional communication skills
- Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
- Analyze the global impact of technology on individuals, organizations, and society
- Make judgments and draw appropriate conclusions based on quantitative analysis
- Apply ethical principles to professional activities and duties
Total credits for degree: 134
This is a four-year program starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year. Management or Computer Electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s primary advisor.
|MGMT1025||COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS||4|
|MGMT1000||INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT||4|
|COMP1000||COMPUTER SCIENCE I||4|
|MGMT2000||MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS||4|
|COMP1050||COMPUTER SCIENCE II||4|
|DECISION ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS
or STATISTICS & APPLICATIONS
|COMP1100||INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS||4|
|MGMT2500||SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN||3|
|MGMT2550||APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT||4|
|MATH1900||INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONS RESEARCH||4|
|COOP3000||PRE CO-OP WORK TERM||0|
|MGMT2750||INTEGRATIVE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING||4|
|COOP3500||COOP EDUCATION 1||0|
|MGMT2850||PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING||4|
|Science Elective Lab Science||4|
|COOP4500||COOP EDUCATION 2||0|
|MGMT3000||MANAGING & LEADING ORGANIZATIONS||4|
|MGMT5510||CIS SENIOR PROJECT||4|
Full-time students are required to complete:
- At least one course in Humanities
- At least one course in the Social Sciences
- The remaining courses from either the Humanities or Social Sciences category.
Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.
A minimum of 28 credits total, including English, humanities, and social science credit, is required to complete the humanities and social sciences graduation requirement.
Of the five listed humanities and social science electives, BSIS students must include the following HSS Directed Electives:
- ECON4102 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
- An Ethics elective