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Computer Science and Mathematics - Curriculum

Programs in CIS include:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Minor in Computer Information Systems
  • Minor in Computer Information Technology


The Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems consists of a minimum of 69 credit hours as follows:

Core Courses:
BAC 120 Principles of Macroeconomics
BAC 160 Principles of Microeconomics
BAC 201 Principles of Management
BAC 241 Principles of Financial Accounting
BAC 242 Principles of Managerial Accounting
BAC 280 Principles of Marketing
BAC 300 Principles of Finance
BAC 336 Knowledge Management Planning Research and Forecasting
BAC 340 Effective Communications in Business (x ENG 340 Business English)

CIS 103 Computer Applications in Business
CIS 202 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
CIS 205 Web Publishing in the New Millennium
CIS 215 Programming I
CIS 303 Networking I
CIS 315 Programming II
CIS 332 Database Systems I
CIS 338 Principles of Information Security
CIS 404 Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 405 Project Management
CIS 471 Information Technology Management
CIS 495 Information Policy

At least 6 credits of CIS electives of 300 or above courses



The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology consists of 
a minimum of 70 credit hours as follows:

Core Courses:

BAC 201 Principles of Management
BAC 241 Principles of Financial Accounting
BAC 242 Principles of Managerial Accounting
BAC 336 Knowledge Management Planning Research and Forecasting
BAC 340 Effective Communication in Business
CIS 103 Computer Applications in Business
CIS 202 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
CIS 205 Web Publishing
CIS 215 Programming I
CIS 315 Programming II
CIS 303 Networking I
CIS 403 Networking II
CIS 338 Security I
CIS 438 Security II
CIS 332 Database Systems I
CIS 404 Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 405 Project Management
CIS 471 Information Technology Management
CIS 495 Information Policy
UDMA 150 Pre Calculus

At least 9 credits of CIS electives of 300 or above courses

 

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems consists of a minimum of 59 credit hours in the following courses:

BAC100  Introduction to Business
BAC201  Principles of Management
BAC 336  Knowledge Management Planning Research and Forecasting
BAC241  Financial Accounting
BAC242 Principles of Managerial Accounting
CIS103  Computer Applications in Business 
CIS202  Introduction to Computer Information Systems
CIS215  Programming I
CIS303  Networking I 
CIS332  Database Systems
CIS 371 C++ Programming or CIS 331 Visual Basic Programming
CIS404  Systems Analysis and Design
CIS405  Project Management
CIS471  Information Technology Management
CIS 495 Information Policy
UDMA 150 - PreCalculus
UDMA 257 - Discrete Math or department approved alternative

and nine credit hours of CIS electives 200 level or above.



The Minor in Computer Information Systems consists of a minimum of 27 credit hours of CIS courses, as follows:

CIS 101 Introduction to Computers or CIS 103 Computer Applications in Business
CIS202  Introduction to Computer Information Systems
CIS205  Web Publishing
CIS215  Programming I
CIS315  Programming II
CIS332  Database Systems
CIS404  Systems Analysis and Design
CIS405  Project Management

and six credit hours of CIS electives.

The Minor in Computer Information Technology consists of a minimum of 27 credit hours of CIS courses, as follows:

CIS103  Introduction to Computers
CIS202  Introduction to Computer Information Systems
CIS215  Programming I
CIS303  Networking I
CIS332  Database Systems
CIS 338 Security I
CIS404  Systems Analysis and Design
CIS405  Project Management

and three credit hours of CIS electives at 300 level or above



CIS Electives

Below, is an example of some of the electives offered in the CIS program. The CIS Department is always addingcourses offered once or twice under "Special Topics"

CIS205 - Web Publishing in the New Millenium
CIS304 - Operating Systems
CIS341 - COBOL Programming
CIS357 - Special Topic: Advance Database Systems
CIS357 - Special Topic: Game Programming
CIS358 - Special Topic: Web Tools: PERL, PHP, and ASP
CIS358 - Special Topic:Advanced Networking
CIS372 - Advanced Programming
CIS380 - Java Programming
CIS445 - Knowledge Base Engineering
CIS478 - Cold Fusion
CIS485 - Internship
CIS491 - Independent Study

Typical Four Year Paradigm (BS in CIT)

Freshman Year: Fall Semester

  • Gen-Computer Applications in Business 
  • Gen-Comp and Rhetoric
  • World View I
  • Gen Ed-College Algebra
  • Social Development
  • Gen-Physical Education

Freshman Year: Spring Semester

  • Gen-Basic Speech
  • Pillar-Aethetics A
  • Gen-Research Writing
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Intro to Computer Information Systems

Sophomore Year: Fall Semester

  • Gen- Ed-Science Lab
  • Principles of Management
  • Gen- Judeo-Christian Traditions
  • Web Publishing (World View III)
  • Programming I

Sophomore Year: Spring Semester

  • World View II
  • Networking I
  • Pillard Stewardship
  • Programming II
  • Principles of Financial Accounting

Junior Year: Fall Semester

  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Pillar-Aesthetics B
  • CIS Elective
  • Networking II
  • Security I

Junior Year: Spring Semester

  • Pillar-Global Awareness A
  • Security II
  • CIS Elective
  • Planning Research Forecasting
  • Principles of Management

Senior Year: Fall Semester

  • CIS Information Management Technology
  • Database Systems
  • CIS Elective
  • Effective Communication in Business
  • Systems Analysis & Design

Senior Year: Spring Semester

  • Project Management 
  • Administrative Policy (World View IV)
  • Pillar-Global Awareness B
  • CIS Elective
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Gen-Physical Education