Semester Program (effective Fall 2021)

CIS Undergraduate Program

CIS is an option for the degree of business administration.

The CIS Department provides an education in computer information systems that gives a student :

  • Depth and breadth in computer information systems theory and practice.
  • A chance to work on real-world problems, often with clients from the industry.
  • Opportunities to learn by doing in and out of the classroom.

Business Core Courses

Students are required to take the 14 core courses in several business disciplines. This foundation gives students rudimentary knowledge of accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, operations management, and international business.  A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in core courses including sub-plan courses for the major in order to receive a degree in the major.

CIS Core Courses

CIS students should first take the following three CIS core courses:

Course Prerequisites
CIS 3050 - Database Design and Development CIS 1010, CIS 101 or Personal Computer Proficiency
CIS 3090 - Object-oriented Programming for Business CIS 1010
CIS 3252 - Business Intelligence TOM 3020 and a minimum grade of C (2.0) in CIS 3050

Students must have earned a grade of C (2.0) or better in each of the core courses before registering for any career track course.

CIS Career Track

The CIS Department has established three career tracks in the major. Every CIS major must select one of these career tracks. To graduate with a major in CIS, students must complete the required track core courses and proceed to complete the track elective courses. Consultation on track selection is available through the CIS career track coordinators or the department chair.

♦ Applications Development Career Track

Required Track Core Courses
Course Prerequisites
CIS 3110 - Client-side Web Development A minimum grade of C (2.0) in CIS 3090
CIS 4290 - IS Project Management and Development C or better in at least two electives (CIS 425 or CIS 4250, CIS 424 or CIS 4260, CIS 491 or CIS 4270, CIS 4280, CIS 4230) in the CIS Application Development Emphasis

Required Track Elective Courses (choose 4)

Course Prerequisites
CIS 4230 - Artificial Intelligence Application in Business C or better in CIS 3252, CIS 304 or CIS 3090, CIS 305 or CIS 3050, and CIS 3110
CIS 4250 - E-Commerce Application Development C or better in CIS 305 or CIS 3050; and C or better in CIS 304 or CIS 3090; and C or better CIS 311 or CIS 3110
CIS 4260 - Server-side Web Development C or better in CIS 305 or CIS 3050; and C or better in CIS 304 or CIS 3090; and CIS 311 or CIS 3110
CIS 4270 - Secure Web Applications C or better in CIS 305 or CIS 3050; and C or better in CIS 304 or CIS 3090; and CIS 311 or CIS 3110
CIS 4280 - Android Mobile App Programming C or better in CIS 305 or CIS 3050; and C or better in CIS 304 or CIS 3090; and CIS 3110

♦ Information Security and Forensics Career Track

Required Track Core Courses
Course Prerequisites
CIS 2650 - Contemporary Operating Systems CIS 1010 or PCPT; and MAT 1250 or MAT 1140
CIS 2670 - IT Infrastructure CIS 1010 or PCPT; and C or better in STA 1200 

Required Track Elective Courses (choose 4)

Course Prerequisites
CIS 3470 - Telecommunication Networks C or better in CIS 2670
CIS 4333 - Information Systems Auditing CIS 1010 or Personal Computer Proficiency and (A minimum grade of C (2.0) or better in CIS 3050 and CIS 3090 and  CIS 3252)
CIS 4670 - Network Security C or better in CIS 2670
CIS 4710 - Information Security A minimum grade of C (2.0) or better in  CIS 2670 
CIS 4810 - Computer Forensics A minimum grade of C (2.0) or better in  CIS 3050

♦ Business Intelligence Career Track

Required Track Core Courses
Course Prerequisites
CIS 2100 - Programming for Business Analytics CIS 1010 or PCPT, and C or better in STA 1200 or STA 1202.
CIS 2670 IT Infrastructure (CIS 1010 or PCPT) and (a minimum of C or better in MAT 1250, or MAT 0120, or MAT 1050, or MAT 1060 MAT, or MAT 1910, or STA 1200, OR Within the last 2 semesters, students must have achieved either a minimum placement score on the appropriate MDPT).

Required Track Elective Courses (choose 4)

Course Prerequisites
CIS 3350 - Location Analytics for Business C or better in CIS3250
CIS 3454 - Data Warehousing C or better in CIS 325 or CIS 3252
CIS 3650 - Digital Analytics CIS 1010 or PCPT; C or better in CIS 3252
CIS 4321- Data Mining C or better in CIS 3252; and C or better in CIS 304 or 3090
CIS 4567 - Big Data Analytics CIS 4321 
CIS 4680 - Advanced Data Analytics CIS 4321
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