Apr 16, 2024  
2021-2023 University Catalog 
    
2021-2023 University Catalog

Computer Information Systems, BS (CIP 11.0103)


The mission of the Computer Information Systems program is to provide the student with the opportunity to obtain a broad knowledge of the theory, design, and applications of conputer and information processing techniques with sufficient depth to undertake professional work in industry, business, government, and scientific institutions.  The program provides background preparation for graduate studies in computer information systems, which will prepare students for careers in higher education and for research careers in industry, scientific laboratories, and corporate positions.

The following requirements must be met in order to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems:

Outline


The following outline of courses details requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. Meeting graduation requirements is the responsibility of the student. Refer to the catalog for curricular specifics and a complete listing of required and elective courses and descriptions. It is recommended that majors take Chinese (Mandarin; FLCH 131) as their foreign language.  It is required that majors take MATH 135   and MATH 174   to satisfy their STEM/Mathematics GEP requirement.

Plan of Study


The Plan of Study includes Degree Requirements: Major Core Requirements, Supporting Courses, Free Electives, and the University General Education Program Requirements. Students must earn a “C” or higher in ALL courses in Major Core Requirements and Supporting Courses.

Degree Totals


  Required  
     
Major Requirements  69  
University GEP  53  
     
     

Total Degree Hours: 120


General Education Program Requirements 42 Credit Hours


University GEP Core Requirements: Minimum of forty-two (42) hours is required. Students who enter as a first-time freshman must take an entrance assessment.  A minimum grade of “C” is required in English (ENGL 131, ENGL 132, COMM 201) and Mathematics (MATH 131).  Students that have course requirements waived must satisfy the MINIMUM required hours of 120 in order to graduate.

 

 

First and Second-Year Experience - 4 credits


Freshmen are required to complete the First Year and Second Year Experience classes.

Communication Skills - 9 Credits


Written and Oral Communication Definition:

Written and Oral Communications is the ability to impart and interchange information of ideas within a meaningful context using various rhetorical modes such as descriptive, informative, analytical and argumentative writing.

All students are required to take ENGL 131, ENGL 132, COMM 201. Some students will be required to take ENGL 150 and LIS 150.

Spiritual Development - 3 credits


Critical thinking is characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion. Spiritual development is the ability to understand diverse religions and to develop positive spiritual growth.

Health and Wellness - 4 credits


Ability to understand, develop and adopt positive behaviors and life strategies that promote physical, mental, emotional, social well-being.

STEM - 7 credits


Science - 4 credits


Student must take one science course with lab (3 credit + 1 credit) = 4 credits required.

Note that STEM majors will take BIOL 133 + Lab and CHEM 141 + Lab.

Mathematics - 3 credits


Students are required to take three credit hours of mathematics (MATH 131 or higher). Note 1: STEM majors are required to take MATH 135 and MATH 231. Note 2: Accounting and Business majors are required to take MATH 135 and either MATH 224 or MATH 231. All other majors can satisfy mathematics requirements by taking  MATH 131 and MATH 132 or MATH 174.  

Social Science - 3 credits


History - 3 credits


Fine Arts - 3 credits


Any 100/200 level course from the following subjects:

  • ART
  • FIM
  • MUS or 
  • THE

Behavioral Science - 3 credits


Any 100/200 level PSYCH, SOC or CJ course 

World Languages - 3 credits


FL _ 131 or higher (3)