Computer Information Systems (CIS)

The emphasis here 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. Graduates are typically hired as Programmer/Analysts - they analyze Business requirements, evaluate alternative technologies, design effective solutions and present these to corporate executives. They apply existing state-of-the-art technologies to meet business needs that often result in more productive people/organizations .

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Effective August 2013, the University has been accepted as a member of the SAP University Alliances. Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, with locations in more than 130 countries, SAP AG is the world leader in enterprise software and software-related services. This allows us to access state-of-the-art technology and curriculum with great employment opportunities for our graduates.  In the coming terms students will see a gradual introduction to understanding and using enterprise systems.

Core competencies: Programming, Database design, SQL, web technologies, business knowledge, teamwork and leaderships.

Hired by: Service industry, Manufacturing, and almost any organization that processes data. Some have chosen to operate as independent contractors.

Note: 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. The process of accreditation is very selective and only 31.4% of the US Business schools are accredited.

Note: This information is based on the 2013-2014 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: 121-122 credit hours. - Download curriculum plan(s) 

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 [Pre-req: Math ACT score of at least 20 or MAT097 or higher],
CSC199 - Introduction to Information Technology [Pre-req: Math ACT score of at least 19 or  MAT096 (or higher)],
CSC232 - Introduction to Programming in C# [Pre-req: CSC101 or consent of instructor],
CSC125 - Internet and Web page design, 
CIS307 - Decision Support Technologies [Pre-req: CSC101 and CSC199],
CIS317 - Principles of Information Systems Analysis and Design [Pre-req: CSC101]
and one course in CIS/CSC/TSM at the 3xx level or above (see bulletin for approved list).