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
- WCore requirements
Computer Information Systems Major
|I. World Language Requirement||8|
|Computer Information Systems majors must complete eight credit hours in a single world language.|
|II. Lower Division Courses||8|
|CMPT 201 Introduction to Computer Science (4)||co-requisite: MATH 105|
|CMPT 202 Introduction to Data Structures (4)||CMPT 201|
|III. Upper Division 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|
|CMPT 390 Senior Capstone Project (2)—offered every spring|
|Student must complete 4 hours from 300/400-level CMPT coursework (excluding May term).|
|IV. Required Courses from Other Programs||34|
|ACCT 213 Financial Accounting (3)||BUSI 101A, BUSI 101B|
|BUSI 101A Business Fundamentals I, Communicating (3)|
|BUSI 101B Business Fundamentals I, Calculating (3)||MATH 100A or MATH 105|
|BUSI 300 Information Technology (3)—offered fall, spring, and summer||BUSI 200 or CMPT 201|
|BUSI 350 Business Fundamentals II, Core Capstone (2)||All common business core classes|
|DATA 220 Introduction to Statistics (4)||MATH 105|
|ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics (3)—offered fall, spring, and summer||MATH 100A or MATH 105|
|ECON 263 Elementary Microeconomics (3)—offered fall, spring, and summer||MATH 100A or MATH 105|
|FINC 300 Business Finance (3)—offered fall, spring, and summer||BUSI 101A, BUSI 101B|
|MGMT 305 Principles of Management (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer||BUSI 101A, BUSI 101B|
|MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (3)—offered fall, spring, and summer||BUSI 101A, BUSI 101B|
|TOTAL HOURS FOR CIS MAJOR||69|
Recommended Plan of Study for CIS
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|Freshman Year||BUSI 101A
* Depending on which year the course is offered.
** Must complete one elective from CMPT 335, 352, or 440.