Faculty: Dan Byrne, Greg Gagne, Helen Hu, Stephen Hurlbut
- To understand the components of a contemporary computer system.
- To provide a background in software development and project management.
- To develop an understanding of a basic business environment.
- To understand concepts and processes for achieving organizational goals with
Computer Information Systems is a study of the concepts, principles, and processes for two broad areas of activity within an organization: (1) acquisition, deployment, and management of information technology resources and services (the information systems function) and (2) development, operation, and evolution of infrastructure and systems for use in an organization.
Information Systems professionals must have sound technical knowledge of computers, communications, software, but they must also understand how organizations and how they function. Thus, the Computer Information Systems major provides a combination of technical computer science coursework as well as several business courses. Such coursework emphasizes information technology and implementation, organization functions, and concepts and processes of organizational management.
Students must maintain a minimum 2.3 GPA in all courses required for the Computer Information Systems major.
Students must meet the college-wide graduation requirements in addition to the Computer Information Systems major:
- 124 total hours
- 30 upper division hours
- Liberal education distribution
|Liberal Education Courses|
|The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Computer Information Systems major or are prerequisite to required coursework within the major.|
|ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics, LE (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer|
|MATH 141 College Algebra, LE (4)||MATH 105 or placement test|
|PHIL 206 Introduction to Ethics, LE (3)|
|I. Foreign Language Requirement||8|
|Computer Information Systems majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.|
|II. Lower Division Computer Science Courses||12|
|CMPT 201 Introduction to Computer Science (4)—offered every fall||co-requisite: MATH 105|
|CMPT 202 Introduction to Data Structures (4)—offered every spring||CMPT 201|
|CMPT 260 Computer System Fundamentals (4)|
|III. Upper Division Computer Science Courses||19|
|CMPT 307 Database Systems (4)||CMPT 202|
|CMPT 322 Software Engineering (4)||CMPT 202, CMPT 307|
|CMPT 375 E-Commerce (4)||CMPT 307|
|CMPT 385 Senior Project Proposal Writing (1)—offered every fall||see course description|
|CMPT 390 Senior Capstone Project (2)—offered every spring||see course description|
|Student must complete 4 hours selected from:|
|CMPT 335 Computer Security (4)||CMPT 251|
|CMPT 352 Computer Networks (4)||CMPT 202|
|CMPT 440 Internship (4)||junior/senior standing, see course description|
|IV. Required Courses from Other Programs||28|
|MATH 150 Elementary Statistics (4)—offered every semester||MATH 105 or placement test|
|ACCT 213 Accounting Principles (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer|
|ECON 263 Elementary Microeconomics (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer||ECON 253; MATH 141 (LE)|
|FINC 300 Business Finance (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer||ACCT 213; ECON 253, 263; IRM 200; MATH 141 (LE), MATH 150 (LE)|
|IRM 200 Principles of Information Resource Management (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer||co-requisite: MATH 150 (LE)|
|MGMT 305 Principles of Management (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer||MATH 141 (LE)|
|MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer||MATH 141 (LE)|
|TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MAJOR||67|
Recommended Plan of Study for CIS
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|Freshman Year||MATH 141
|Sophomore Year||CMPT 201
|Junior Year||CMPT 251
|Senior Year||CMPT 385
* Depending on which year the course is offered.
** Must complete one elective from CMPT 335, 352, or 440.