Dec 16, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems, B.S.

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The School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems (BSCIS). The BSCIS Program is designed for students to enter Information Technology fields where certification of knowledge level is commonly considered in hiring and promotion decisions.. The program integrates technical skills with communication skills, general education knowledge and breadth of knowledge in the computer information technology field.

After completion of the degree program, students will, depending on the selected areas of concentrations, be able to pursue professional certifications, such as, CompTIA A+ Certification, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) and Certified Professional (OCP), and Cisco (Entry, Associate, and Professional) Certification.

The CIS degree program offers four (4) areas of concentrations consisting of Network Technology & Administration (NTA), Web Development & Administration (WDA), Database Technology and Administration (DTA).

Concentration in Networking Technology and Administration (NTA)

This concentration focuses on the design, installation, and administration of Network Systems. Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, Wireless Networks, Network Technology, and Network Security are studied. Students develop hands-on experience on network systems using hardware and software commonly used in the IT industry.

Concentration in Web Development and Administration (WDA)

This concentration focuses on Web development based on existing and emerging web technologies, including server-side databases, programming, web applications, Web services, and enterprise Web development. Topics also include web-based interfaces, online supply chain management, ecommerce tools and techniques, client and server security, social networks, and Web site commercialization.

Concentration in Database Technology and Administration (DTA)

This concentration focuses on the installation, development and administration of database applications in the business environment. The student develops hands-on experience in the administration and development of database applications from desktop databases to the enterprise level database technology.

Program Educational Objectives

The Computer Information Systems program will produce graduates who, within a few years of graduation will:

  1. Engage and provide leadership in analytical problem-solving in the computer information of end-users by applying troubleshooting methodologies.
  2. Apply and communicate information systems knowledge and practices effectively and professionally and engage in lifelong learning experiences; and
  3. Demonstrate strong ethical decision-making and a commitment to service to society by applying relevant policies and procedures to effectively secure and monitor computer systems using effective workforce skills, best practices, and ethical principles. And to the Information Systems profession.


  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing, information systems and mathematics.
  2. An ability to analyze an interdisciplinary IS related problem, identify and define the computing and information systems requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. An ability to function effectively in teams to create a project plan to accomplish a common goal.
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. An ability to analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal, security and global policy issues.
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  10. An ability to understand the processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.

Admission to the Program

Admission is through a formal declaration of major. A student is admitted to the upper division computer information systems major after successful completion of CIS 210  and ITM 200 , and the general education program.

Major Requirements

Computer Information Systems majors take MAT 134 - College Algebra  MAT 135 - Pre-Calculus , and BI 131 - General Biology  to meet their general education requirements for mathematics and biology, and EN 250 - Technical Communication  as an additional general education requirement of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. See the vertical curriculum for course requirements.

Computer lnformations Systems : Total Semester Hours=121

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Total: 15

Second Semester

Total: 12


GE = General Education Courses

* Based on your placement testing scores, these courses may require prerequisites which may extend the number of semesters needed to complete degree requirements. These prerequisites do not count towards the degree for graduation.

**MARCHlNG BAND MEMBERS ONLY, MUST substitute PE Activity with MUB 110 - Marching Band .

**ROTC MEMBERS ONLY, substitute PE Activity with MY 104 - Basic Military Science  and MYL 104L - Basic Military Science Laboratory . (ROTC)

CIS majors must earn grades of “C” or better in each core course and each course in the selected area of concentration. CS and as electives must be 300 or 400 level.

CIS (Web Design & Database) Concentration have the same curriculum as the Network concentration except for the courses marked with asterisks(*). These course must be submitted with courses shown below for the other concentrations. Students must consult with their Student Success Coach before registering for courses in the other concentrations.

Web Development & Administration Concentration Courses

  1. CIS 240 - Dynamic Website Design I 
  2. CIS 310 - Dynamic Website Design II 
  3. CIS 380 - E-commerce  
  4. CIS 390 - Advanced Web Design 

Database Technology & Administration Concentration Courses

  1. CIS 336 - Data Warehousing & OLAP’s Technology 
  2. CIS 335 - Storage Management
  3. CIS 400 - Database Administration 
  4. CIS 380 - E-commerce 

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