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Curriculum

B.S. in Computer Information Systems Total Credits
120 crs.

General Education Requirements
60 crs.
Common Core
12 crs.
ENG110 College Writing
3 crs.
ENG130 Literature and Composition
3 crs.
COM107 Introduction to Communications
3 crs.
CIS112 Introduction to Computing
Students may prove competency by passing a waiver examination. No credit is granted if the requirement is waived.
3 crs.
Liberal Arts
24 crs.
History Elective
3 crs.
CIS340 Computer Ethics
3 crs.
Social Science Elective
3 crs.
Performance, Written, or Fine Arts Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Math
6 crs.
MAT120 College Algebra or higher
3 crs.
MAT220 Statistics I
3 crs.
Science
3 crs.
Electives
3 crs.
Open Electives
15 crs.
Electives
15 crs.

Leadership Course
3 crs.
LCS105 Elements of Organizations
3 crs.

Major, Core and Concentrations
51 crs.
Designated Writing Course
3 crs.
CIS311 Technical Writing in CIS
3 crs.
Major Core
21 crs.
CIS120 Introduction to Information Technology
3 crs.
CIS200 Programming Fundamentals (VBI)
3 crs.
CIS213 Project Management I
3 crs.
CIS222 Fundamentals of IT Security
3 crs.
CIS337 Networking in Business
3 crs.
CIS415 Information Resource Management
3 crs.
CIS398 Internship in CIS
OR
CIS450 Seminar in CIS
3 crs.
Directed Electives*
15 crs.
CIS Directed Elective
3 crs.
CIS Directed Elective
3 crs.
CIS300/400 Level Directed Elective
3 crs.
CIS300/400 Level Directed Elective
3 crs.
CIS300/400 Level Directed Elective
3 crs.
Concentration/Directed Electives**
12 crs.
Electives
12 crs.

Career and Self-Awareness
6 crs.
CTC101 College Success Seminar
3 crs.
CTC301 Professional Success Seminar
3 crs.

Computer Networking Concentration
12 crs.
CIS220 Hardware Fundamentals
3 crs.
CIS221 Networking Fundamentals
3 crs.
CIS320 Fundamentals of Router and Switch Configuration
3 crs.
CIS441 Fundamentals of Client/Server Technology
3 crs.

CYBERSECURITY Concentration
12 crs.
CIS244 Network Security
3 crs.
CIS322 IT Security Quality Management
3 crs.
CIS341 Enterprise Risk Management
3 crs.
CIS342 Cloud Computing and Virtualization
3 crs.

Software Development Concentration
12 crs.
CIS240 Programming in C++
3 crs.
CIS361 Systems Analysis II
3 crs.
CIS404 Software Engineering II
3 crs.
CIS410 Operating Systems
3 crs.


*It is strongly recommended that students use the following courses as their Directed Electives to enhance their degree experience.
CIS230 Programming II
CIS303 Software Engineering I
CIS380 Data Structure and Algorithms
CIS420 Database Management Systems

**In lieu of one of the above concentrations, students majoring in Computer Information Systems may choose four Directed Electives within the program.  At least two of the Directed Electives must be at the 300-400 level.  This plan should be guided by the Academic Program Manager for Computer Information Systems and the student's Main Campus Advisor or Academic Success Counselor.

The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website. 

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.


Program Outcomes

  • Students will have the ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline

  • Students will have the ability to analyze a problem, identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

  • Students will have the ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs 

  • Students will have the ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

  • Students will have an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

  • Students will have the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  • Students will have the ability to analyze local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society

  • Students will be able to recognize the need for and the ability to engage in continuing professional development