­Program Description

The BS in Computer Information Sciences consists of 40 classes of 1800 of lecture and laboratory hours for 180 quarter hours. This program focuses on the design of technological systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs and include instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

Program Objective

BS in Computer Information Sciences focuses on information systems and the constantly changing technologies that drive them. The program is designed specially to accommodate the need for trained computer professionals in the applications of Information Sciences area.

Core I component 31.5 credits/ 7 courses

  • ACC100 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUS100 Intro to Business
  • BUS110 Strategies for Professional Success OR COM100 Leadership, Strategy, and Communication
  • CIS170 Computer Science Fundamentals
  • ECO100 Principles of Economics
  • LEG100 Business Law I
  • GIS480 Spatial Business Intelligence and GIS OR
  • HCM300 Intro to Health Informatics

Core II components 31.5 credits/seven courses

  • CIS120 Intro to RDMS
  • CIS150 Intro to Networking
  • CIS200 Intro to Unix Operating System
  • CIS220 Ethics of Info System
  • CIS310 Data Structure
  • CIS458 Bus Sys Analysis and Design
  • CIS499 Capstone: Computer Information Sciences (To be taken in last or next to last quarter).

Core II Electives — 31.5 credits (choose seven courses from the following

  • CIS210 Client/Server Technology
  • CIS249 IT Security and Standards
  • CIS274 Legal and Ethical Aspects in Digital Forensics
  • CIS285 C++ Programming
  • CIS298 Forensic Tools and Technology
  • CIS300 Network Server Administration
  • CIS302 SQL Programming
  • CIS304 PL/SQL Programming
  • CIS306 PL/SQL Programming Units
  • CIS307 Object Oriented Programming I
  • CIS308 Object oriented Programming II
  • CIS314 Network Directory Servers Infrastructure Design
  • CIS320 Network Security Fundamentals
  • CIS360 Disaster Recovery
  • CIS362 Incidental Handling in Digital Forensics
  • CIS364 Funds of RF Identification Technology
  • CIS366 Homeland Security Organization
  • CIS368 IT Welfare & Homeland Security
  • CIS376 Encryption and Cryptography in Digital Forensics
  • CIS402 Database Funds I
  • CIS403 Database Funds II
  • CIS404 Network Security Infrastructure Planning
  • CIS406 Network Infrastructure Design
  • CIS408 Network Server Planning
  • CIS420 Java Programming I
  • CIS421 Java Programming II
  • CIS430 Sec. Strategy & Policy
  • CIS431 Case-Study Current Homeland Security Issues
  • CIS455 Database Warehousing
  • CIS456 Build Internet Application I
  • CIS457 Build Internet Application II
  • CIS460 Database Management Systems
  • CIS470 System and Software Requirements
  • CIS472 Systems Design
  • CIS473 Software Design
  • CIS475 Software Verification and Validation
  • CIS476 Server Side Programming ASP.NET
  • CIS478 Concept and Database Management
  • CIS480 Web Design
  • CIS481 Artificial Intelligence
  • CIS482 Advanced Web Design
  • CIS484 Creating Web Database

General Studies component/ 58.5 credits/13 courses

  • ENG110 English Composition
  • ENG200 Research and Writing
  • MAT100 College Algebra
  • MAT310 Descriptive Statistics
  • POL350 Contemporary International Problems
  • POL400 Geopolitics

Humanities: Choose four out of the following courses:

  • HUM100 Introduction to the Humanities
  • HUM110 Origin of Western Culture
  • HUM230 World Literature
  • HUM200 Creative and Critical Thinking
  • HUM400 Philosophy and Religion
  • HUM410 Ethics
  • HUM420 Comparative Religion
  • HUM430 Religion in America

Science: Choose one out of the following courses:

  • SCI210 Environment and Health OR SCI200 Science and Society

Social Sciences: Choose two out of the following courses:

  • PSY100 Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC101 Introduction to Sociology
  • ANT200 Introduction to Anthropology

Electives 27 credits/6 courses
Selected with an approval from the Academic Advisor from the CIS/BUS/HUM/MAT/POL/SOC section of the catalog, courses numbered 100-400.