University of Dubuque

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Computer Science Curriculum

Programs in Computer Science

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



Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems 

Minimum of 69 credit hours as follows:

Core Courses:

BAC 120/BAC 160 Principles of Macroeconomics OR 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/UDMA 230 Business Statistics OR Intro to Statistics
BAC 340 Effective Communications in Business 

CIS 103 Computer Applications in Business
CIS 202 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
CIS 205 Web Publishing 
CIS 213 Networking I
CIS 215 Programming I
CIS 304 Operating Systems
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 495 Information Policy

Plus at least 9 credits of CIS electives numbered 200 or above



Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology

Minimum of 70 credit hours as follows:

Core Courses:

BAC 201 Principles of Management
BAC 241 Principles of Financial Accounting
BAC 336/UDMA 230 Business Statistics OR Intro to Statistics
BAC 340 Effective Communication in Business

CIS 103 Computer Applications in Business
CIS 202 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
CIS 205 Web Publishing
CIS 213 Networking I
CIS 215 Programming I
CIS 304 Operating Systems
CIS 313 Networking II
CIS 315/CIS 371 Programming II OR C++ Programming 
CIS 332 Database Systems I
CIS 338 Security I 
CIS 404 Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 405 Project Management
CIS 438 Security II 
CIS 495 Information Policy 
UDMA 150 Pre-Calculus(4) OR higher-level math

Plus at least 12 credits of CIS electives numbered 200 or above

 

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Minimum of 61 credit hours as follows:

BAC 201 Principles of Management 
BAC 241 Financial Accounting  
BAC 336/UDMA 230 Business Statistics OR Intro to Statistics

CIS 103 Computer Applications in Business 
CIS 202 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
CIS 205 Web Publishing 
CIS 213 Networking I
CIS 215 Programming I
CIS 304 Operating Systems
CIS 315/CIS 371 Programming II OR C++ Programming
CIS 332 Database Systems
CIS 338 Security I
CIS 404  Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 405  Project Management
CIS 495 Information Policy

UDMA 250-Calculus I or higher-level math
BAC 340/COM 210 Effective Communication in Business OR Interpersonal Communication 

Plus at least 9 credits of CIS electives numbered 200 or above



Minor in Computer Information Systems

Minimum of 24 credit hours as follows:

CIS 202 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
CIS 205 Web Publishing
CIS 215 Programming I
CIS 315 Programming II
CIS 332 Database Systems
CIS 404 Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 405 Project Management

Plus at least 3 credits of CIS electives numbered 200 or above

 

Minor in Computer Information Technology

Minimum of 24 credit hours as follows:

CIS 202 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
CIS 213 Networking I
CIS 215 Programming I
CIS 304 Operating Systems
CIS 332 Database Systems I
CIS 338 Security I
CIS 404 Systems Analysis and Design

Plus at least 9 credits of CIS electives numbered 200 or above


Sample Four-Year Course Plan (BS in CIT)


Freshman Year: Fall Semester

  • Gen-World View I
  • Gen-Computer Applications in Business 
  • Gen-Comp and Rhetoric
  • Gen-Global Awareness A (Macro Econ)
  • Gen- Judeo-Christian Traditions

Freshman Year: J-Term Semester

  • Class of student's choice

Freshman Year: Spring Semester

  • Gen-World View II
  • Gen-Speech
  • Principles of Management
  • Intro to Computer Information Systems
  • Networking I
  • Intro to Programming (1 credit)

Sophomore Year: Fall Semester

  • Gen-College Algebra
  • Gen-Research Writing
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Programming I
  • Networking II

Sophomore Year: J-Term Semester

  • CIS Elective 1

Sophomore Year: Spring Semester

  • Pre-Calculus
  • Gen-Social Development
  • Web Publishing (World View III)
  • Operating Systems
  • Programming II

Junior Year: Fall Semester

  • Gen- Ed-Science Lab
  • Effective Communication in Business
  • Database Systems
  • Security I
  • CIS Elective 2

Junior Year: Spring Semester

  • Gen-Fine & Performing Arts
  • Gen-Stewardship
  • Business Stats
  • Security II
  • CIS Elective 3
  • Gen-Physical Education

Senior Year: Fall Semester

  • Gen-Literature
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Administrative Policy (World View IV)
  • Class of student's choice
  • Class of student's choice
  • Gen-Physical Education

Senior Year: Spring Semester

  • Project Management 
  • CIS Elective 4
  • Class of student's choice
  • Class of student's choice
  • Class of student's choice
  • Gen-Cross Culturall Studies (1 credit)