Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

  • Minimum 121 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.00
  • BUA 223 Principles of Management (3)
  • BUA 365 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Science (3)
  • CIS 110 Programming Fundamentals (3)
  • CIS 131 Web Applications and Development (3):
  • CIS 135 Introduction to Information Systems & Applications Development (3)
  • Complete any 200-level programming course (3):
    • CIS 212 Introduction to Visual Basic Programming
    • CIS 214 Introduction to Java Programming
    • CIS 215 Introduction to C++ Programming
    • CIS 216 Programming in C# and .NET
  • CIS 221 Operating Systems: Linux (3)
  • CIS 240 Networking Concepts (3)
  • CIS 255 Database Design (3)
  • CIS 330 Systems Analysis (3)
  • CIS 380 or 480 Internship (3)
  • CIS 460 Computers & Culture (3)
  • CIS 470 Project Management (3)
  • ISS 210 Introduction to Information Security (3)
  • Complete any one 200-level or higher CIS or ISS courses (3)
  • Complete any three 300-level or higher CIS or ISS courses (9)

Complete one of the following concentrations/pathways:

No concentration

  • Complete any three 200-level or higher CIS or ISS courses (9)
  • Complete any advanced programming course (3):
    • CIS 312 Advanced Visual Basic
    • CIS 314 Advanced Java Programming
    • CIS 354 Algorithms and Data Structures
  • CIS 333 PHP (3)
  • CIS 345 Virtual Systems (3)
  • CIS 350 Database Management (3)

Data Science Concentration

  • CIS 350 Database Management (3)
  • CIS 351 Database Management Systems: Oracle (3)
  • CIS 352 Data Visualization (3)
  • CIS 360 Geographical Information Systems (3)
  • CIS 450 Data Mining (3)
  • CIS 452 Advanced Oracle Programming and Application Development (3)
  • MAT 315 Applied Statistics (3)

Information Systems Security Concentration

  • ISS 220 Security Risk Management (3)
  • ISS 230 Systems Forensics I (3)
  • ISS 310 Information Security Architecture (3)
  • ISS 320 Security Analytics (3)
  • ISS 410 Cyber Security I (3)
  • ISS 412 Cyber Security II (3)
  • ISS 470 Information Security Management (3)

Networking Concentration

  • CIS 241 Routing and Switching (3)
  • CIS 245 Wireless Networks (3)
  • CIS 340 Scaling Networks (3)
  • CIS 341 TCP/IP (3)
  • CIS 345 Virtual Systems (3)
  • CIS 348 Connecting Networks (3)
  • CIS 440 Introduction to Network Security (3)

Software Development Concentration

  • Complete three of the following introductory programming courses (9):
    • CIS 212 Intro to Visual Basic Programming
    • CIS 214 Introduction to Java Programming
    • CIS 215 Introduction to C++ Programming
    • CIS 216 Programming in C# and .NET
  • CIS 314 Advanced Java Programming (3)
  • CIS 316 Software Quality Assurance (3)
  • CIS 354 Algorithms and Data Structures (3)
  • CIS 410 Software Engineering (3)

Web Development Concentration

  • CIS 231 JavaScript (3)
  • CIS 251 Web Authoring Tools (3)
  • CIS 333 PHP (3)
  • CIS 334 PHP and MySQL (3)
  • One of the following (3):
    • CIS 338 Content Management
    • CIS 339 Front End Frameworks
  • CIS 438 Electronic Commerce (3)
  • ISS 452 Securing Web Applications & Social Networking (3)
  • Complete any 100-level Communications course (3)
  • ENG 101 College Writing (3)
  • ENG 317W Professional Writing (3)
  • Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):
    • ART 1xx any 100-level Art course
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG 351 Creative Writing I
    • ENG 452 Creative Writing II
    • MUH 1xx any 100-level Music History course
    • MUS 1xx any 100-level Music course
  • Complete two of the following Humanities electives (6):
    • AME xxx any American Studies course
    • ARH 105 History of Art & Architecture I
    • ARH 106 History of Art & Architecture II
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG xxx any English course (except ENG 101 or 317w)
    • FRE xxx any French course
    • HGH xxx any Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide course
    • HTY xxx any History course
    • HUM xxx any Humanities course
    • MUH xxx any Music History course
    • PHI xxx any Philosophy course (except PHI 135 or 335)
    • SPA xxx any Spanish course
    • WGS xxx any Women and Gender Studies course
  • MAT 112 College Algebra (3)
  • MAT 115 Elementary Statistics I (3)
  • MAT 261 Applied Linear Algebra (3)
  • MAT 280 Discrete Mathematical Structures I (3)
  • Complete any 100-level Laboratory Science course (4)
  • Complete two of the following Social Science electives (6):
    • ANT 1xx any 100-level Anthropology course
    • ECO 1xx any 100-level Economics course
    • ECO 201 Macroeconomics
    • ECO 202 Microeconomics
    • JUS 1xx any 100-level Justice Studies course
    • POS 1xx any 100-level Political Science course
    • PSY 1xx any 100-level Psychology course
    • SOC 1xx any 100-level Sociology course
    • SSC 1xx any 100-level Social Science course
  • Complete any 100-level or higher general elective (3)

This program resides under the College of Professional Studies

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