Computer Information Systems (CIS)
The emphasis is on business computing. Students take all the business classes (marketing, management, accounting) that form the business "core" and enhance that education with a variety of technical courses commonly used in a wide variety of businesses. Inter-personal and group communication is stressed in most of the upper level classes. One way of distinguishing this discipline from the others in the CSIS department is to view these people as Analysts - they analyze Business requirements, evaluate alternative technologies and present optimal solutions to Business managers. Their strength lies in their ability to apply state of the art "technologies" to help people become more productive.
Hired by: Service industry, Manufacturing, and almost any organization that transacts business. Some have chosen to operate as independent contractors.
This is a Business degree. Like all Business programs in the college, the CIS program also has the distinction of being accredited by AACSB-International: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
. Note: This information is based on the 2009-2011 Undergraduate bulletin. Please refer to the printed version for questions related to prior bulletins. Requirements for Honors program are NOT shown here.
Total curriculum requirements: 120-125 credit hours.
Minor in CIS (21 hours)
The department also offers a minor in Computer Information Systems for those interested in the field, but with primary interest elsewhere. The courses required to complete this minor include:
CSC101 - Introduction to Problem Solving Using Computers,
CSC199 - Introduction to Information Technology,
CSC232 - Visual Basic Programming I (4),
CSC260 - Application Program Development in COBOL I,
CIS307 - Decision Support Technologies,
CIS317 - Principles of Information Systems Analysis and Design
and one course in CIS/CSC/TSM at the 3xx level or above (with CIS adviser approval).
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