Computer Information Systems

General Education Requirements

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following, one must come from the Natural and Physical Sciences category8
Natural and Physical Sciences (ND:LABSC)
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Additional Sciences (ND:SCI)
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Technology Solutions for Society
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Information Security
Introduction to Computer Information Systems 1,2
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Social Implications of Computer Technology 2
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature
Women and Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Popular/Rock Music
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics 1
Principles of Macroeconomics 1
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Photography I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits39



Course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I3
ACCT 201Elements of Accounting II3
CIS 147Principles of Information Security3
CIS 329Information Systems Management3
CIS 341Customer Relationship Management Software Administration3
CIS 369Enterprise Systems3
CIS 470Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business Intelligence (BI)4
CIS 465IS Strategy Management and Acquisition3
CSCI 127Introduction to Programming in Java3
CSCI 289Social Implications of Computer Technology3
MATH 210Elementary Statistics3
SE 110Discovering Computing3
SE 380Systems Analysis and Design3
SE 381Project Management3
SE 385Database Theory/Design3
SE 480Capstone3
Select one of the following:3
Writing in the Major
Technical and Scientific Writing
Writing for the Web
Directed Electives
Select an additional fifteen hours from courses with the prefix CIS, SE, or CSCI.15
Total Credits67

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 67 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.

Plan of Study

ACCT 2003ACCT 2013
CIS 170 (Gen Ed)3CIS 1473
SE 1103Directed Elective3
ENGL 110 (Gen Ed)3ENGL 125 (Gen Ed)3
Art and Music (Gen Ed)3MATH 104 (Gen Ed)3
UNIV 1501 
 16 15
Second Year
CSCI 2893CIS 3293
ECON 201 (Gen Ed)3CSCI 1273
MATH 2103ECON 202 (Gen Ed)3
Lab Science (Gen Ed)4Directed Elective3
Humanities Literacies (Gen Ed)3Speech Communication (Gen Ed)3
 16 15
Third Year
CIS 4653CIS 3413
CIS 4704HPER 100 (Gen Ed)2
SE 3803SE 3813
Elective3Directed Elective3
Elective3Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2
 16 16
Fourth Year
CIS 3693SE 4803
ENGL 4103Directed Elective3
SE 3853Elective3
Lab Science (Gen Ed)4Elective3
Directed Elective3Elective3
 16 15
Total Credits 125

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students understand problem requirements and identify technology solutions for those needs, and communicate solutions effectively.

  2. Students understand the big picture, how pieces fit together, and impact other pieces of the overall system.

  3. Students research solutions to solve problems in a self-directed manner.

  4. Students manage simple projects and work in high performing teams to complete projects successfully.