COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS - Department Code:  CIS
Computer Information Systems


INTRODUCTION

The Department of Computer Information Systems serves the University as the focus for employing Information Technology / Information Management in the efficient solution of the entire range of business problems.

The administration and management of today’s business and government organizations rely heavily upon information management for the efficient achievement of their goals. Collection, storage, and retrieval of data by computers are involved in the wide range of business activities including daily operations, management decision-making, and long-range planning. As the dependence of management on Information Technology grows, so does the need for Information Technology specialists. The courses and degree programs are described below.


EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

The Computer Information Systems major is designed to provide the student with the key information technology and management skills needed in today’s business environment, plus a firm grounding in the major business areas in which these skills will be applied. Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level positions as programmers, systems analysts, consultants, user support analysts, or other information management positions.


DEGREE PROGRAMS

A Computer Information Systems major can earn either a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) by meeting the appropriate School of Business Administration requirements.


MAJOR

Required Core (18 semester hours)
CIS320 Introduction to Programming
CIS324 Object-Oriented Programming in Java
CIS360 Systems Analysis and Design
CIS423 Database Management Systems
CIS430 Business Telecommunications
CIS465 Applied Software Project Development

Technical Electives (3 semester hours)
CIS390-399 Topics in Computer Information Systems (with Departmental approval)
CIS450 Introduction to Health Informatics
CIS493 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
CIS498 Entrepreneurship: Technology and Innovation
CIS490-498 Topics in Computer Information Systems (with Departmental approval)
CIS499 Directed Study in Computer Information Systems (with Departmental approval)
CIS550 Computer Information Systems Internship (with Departmental approval)

Note: All major courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.  In addition, an
overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher is required for all courses in the major.


MINOR

The minor in Computer Information Systems consists of:
CIS320 Introduction to Programming
CIS360 Systems Analysis and Design
and
Six (6) additional semester hours taken from the departmental offerings listed below:
CIS324 Object-Oriented Programming in Java
CIS423 Database Management Systems
CIS430 Business Telecommunications
CIS450 Introduction to Health Informatics
CIS493 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
CIS498 Entrepreneurship: Technology and Innovation