Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Computer Information Systems Major, B.A./B.S. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Computer Information Systems Major, B.A./B.S.

Romain College of Business 

61 hours (31 hours of Business Core + 30 hours of computer and business coursework)

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) major is designed to provide students with the business knowledge and technical skills needed to facilitate operational and strategic decisions of an organization.  Further, it prepares students to support organizations implementing computing solutions which address business problems through: enhancement, innovation, management, modification, or the automation of business processes.

The CIS major incorporates both theoretical and applied learning practices to instill in students both a knowledge base and a practical set of skills.  The curriculum incorporates competencies relevant to industry needs by including necessary topics like cybersecurity, data analytics, data management data storage design, network communications, and systems development.  The CIS curriculum is dynamically updated to ensure students can address evolving challenges in an ever-changing digital landscape.

Romain College of Business Degree Requirements

All baccalaureate degree candidates must successfully complete a minimum total of 120 credit hours. Students majoring in accounting and professional services, business administration, computer information systems, finance, management, and marketing complete 55 to 62 hours of coursework divided into three segments:

  • 31 credit hours in core requirements taken by all business majors,
  • major field requirements totaling 24 to 33 hours, and
  • electives, as needed to total 120 hours

Business majors wishing to complete a second major must complete a minimum of 12 unique hours in the second major. A business major wishing to complete a second baccalaureate degree must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours in addition to those required for their first degree and must fulfill all requirements for the second degree. Transfer students must complete at least one-half of business coursework required for graduation in residence.

  • Business students must achieve a grade point average of at least 2.2 in the first 60 hours of coursework to enroll in upper division business courses.
  • Business students must achieve a grade point average of at least 2.0 in all required business coursework to be eligible for graduation.

Core 39 Requirements for Business Majors

All students must complete Core 39. Romain College of Business majors must complete specific courses in speech, mathematics, social behavior, global communities, and diversity to provide the necessary background in analytical tools and behavioral sciences upon which the advanced study of management is based. The Core 39 courses required for business majors are:

Required Core 39 Courses:

 

Hrs

Foundations Composition/Speech CMST 101 - Introduction to Public Speaking  3
Foundations Mathematics MATH 111, MATH 114, MATH 215,or MATH 230  3-4
Ways of Knowing-Social Inquiry ECON 208 - Principles of Microeconomics  3
Ways of Knowing-Moral & Ethical Reasoning PHIL 201 - Introduction to Ethics  3
BS Skills-Social Science PSY 201 - Introduction to Psychology  3
Embedded Experience-Global ECON 241 - Global Economic Issues  3
Embedded Experience-Diversity PHIL 201 - Introduction to Ethics  3
Embedded Experience-Writing BCOM 231 - Business Communication AND 3
  MNGT 452 - Policy Formulation and Implementation  3

The following course should also be completed during the freshman or sophomore year:

 
  ECON 209 - Principles of Macroeconomics  3

Business Core for All Business Majors (31 hours)

The following required core courses provide breadth in a college education for business and a foundation for specialization in a major:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CIS 201 - Business Processes and Information Systems
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
ACCT 201 - Accounting Principles I
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
ACCT 202 - Accounting Principles II
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
BCOM 231 - Business Communication

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
BLAW 263 - Legal Environment of Business
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
ECON 265 - Elementary Statistics
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
FIN 305 - Business Finance
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
MNGT 305 - Principles of Management
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
MKTG 305 - Principles of Marketing
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
BCOM 401 - Business Career Planning and Professional Development
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 1
MNGT 452 - Policy Formulation and Implementation

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

Business Major Requirements (21-33 hours)

Specific upper-division course requirements for the various business majors are listed under each program. These upper-level major course requirements should be completed during the junior and senior years.

Computer Information Systems Major

Computer Information Systems Core (24 hours)

These courses compose the CIS core requirements that all CIS majors must complete (24 hours).

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CS 258 - Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Using C#
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
CIS 276 - Introduction to Enterprise Web Development
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
CIS 345 - Information Systems Security and Risk Management
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
CIS 366 - Data Management for Business Intelligence & Analytics
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
CIS 367 - Data Communications
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
CIS 375 - Systems Analysis and Design
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
CIS 377 - Introduction to Database Concepts
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
CIS 477 - Applied Software Development Project
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3

Directed Electives (6 hours)

Choose two courses from these directed electives to complete the CIS degree (6 hours):

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CIS 301 - Enterprise Processes and Information Systems
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
CIS 333 - Data Visualization & Storytelling
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
CIS 335 - Seminar in Information Systems
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
CIS 344 - Automated Machine Learning for All
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
CIS 346 - Cybersecurity Assessment and Network Defense
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
CIS 349 - Special Topics in Cybersecurity
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
CIS 376 - Programming for Enterprise Web Development
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
CS 358 - Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using C#
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
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