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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (BSCIS) 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 three (3) areas of concentrations consisting of Network Technology & Administration (NTA), Web Development & Administration (WDA), Database Technology and Administration (DTA).

Major Requirements

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.


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.

For course credit toward graduation, Computer Information Systems majors and minors must make a grade of “C” or better in all required courses.

Computer lnformations Systems : Total Semester Hours=121

Freshman Year

First Semester

Total: 16

Total: 17

Sophomore Year

Total: 15

Second Semester

Total: 14

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.

**Marching Band Members may substitute PE Activity with MUB 110 - Marching Band . **ROTC Members may substitute PE Activity with MY 104 - Basic Military Science  and MYL 104 - Basic Military Science Laboratory 

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 has the same curriculum as the Network concentration except for the courses marked with asterisks(*). These courses 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.

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.

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, e-commerce tools and techniques, client and server security, social networks, and Website commercialization.

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