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 .
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, communication, collaboration and leaderships skills.
Hired by: Service industry, Manufacturing, and almost any organization that processes data. Some have chosen to operate as independent contractors.
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 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.
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),
CSC125 - Internet and Web page design
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 (see bulletin for approved list).
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