Program Description

The BS in Computer Information Sciences consists of 40 classes for 180 quarter hours. This program focuses on the design of technological systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communication support needs and includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design. All students entering the program should take BUS110 during their first quarter of enrollment.

Program Objectives

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

Core I component 31.5 credits / 7 courses

  • ACC100 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUS100 Introduction to Business
  • BUS110 Strategies for Professional Success
  • CIS170 Computer Science Fundamentals
  • ECO100 Principles of Economics
  • LEG100 Business Law I
  • GIS480 Spatial Business Intelligence OR
  • HCM300 Intro to Health Informatics

Core II component 31.5 credits / 7 courses

  • CIS120 Intro to RDMS
  • CIS150 Intro to Networking
  • CIS200 Intro to UNIX Operating System
  • CIS220 Ethics of Info System
  • CIS310 Data Structures
  • CIS458 Business System Analysis and Design
  • CIS499 CAPSTONE: Computer Information Sciences (To be taken in last or nest to last quarter of program)

CIS Electives 31.5 credits / 7 courses from the following list:

  • CIS210 Client/Server Technology
  • CIS285 C++ Programming
  • 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
  • CIS320 Network Security Fundamentals
  • CIS404 Network Security Infrastructure Planning
  • CIS406 Network Infrastructure Planning
  • CIS420 Java Programming I
  • CIS421 Java Programming II
  • CIS455 Database Warehousing
  • CIS480 Web Design
  • CIS481 Artificial Intelligence
  • CIS482 Advanced Web Design
  • CIS484 Creating Web Database

General Studies 58.5 credits / 13 courses

  • ENG110 English Composition
  • ENG200 Research and Writing
  • MAT100 College Algebra
  • MAT310 Descriptive Statistics
  • POL350 Contemporary International Problems
  • POL400 Geopolitics
  • SCI210 Environment and Health

Humanities: Choose four out of the following courses:

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

Social Sciences: Choose two of the following courses:

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

Electives 27 credits / 6 courses

Students choose six of the following courses:

  • CIS100 Analog Circuit Theory and Design
  • CIS110 Digital Circuit Theory and Logic Design
  • CIS111 Basic Hardware
  • CIS113 Basic Networking
  • CIS160 Introduction to Internetworking
  • CIS171 Computer Programming Logic
  • CIS175 Computer Hardware and Software Project
  • CIS481 Artificial Intelligence
  • CIS494 Linux Operating System
  • GIS481 Geospatial Analysis Modeling
  • HCM350 Healthcare Management
  • MKT360 E-Marketing
  • MKT410 International Marketing
  • MAT300 Calculus

Course substitutions for the electives stated may be possible with approval of the program dean.

CPT Externship Extension (optional)

CIS399 – (1 – 6) CPT in CIS Externship Extension (0 credits; may only be taken after CIS399)