Degree options

(Assumes student is admitted without developmental course requirements)

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Computer Science (Area only)

Area: B.S/B.A. (Current bulletin)
Second Major - Same as above without the general education classes. However, some classes in that block are still required as "co-requirements"  and will have to be taken - specifically MAT250 & STA135.
Minor - CSC101, 145, 300, 325, 345, 445, one course chosen from CSC405, 410, 415, 425 and 530.
CS Core with pre-requisite (graphical view)

A 4+1 program for MSIS is also available for those currently enrolled in the CIS/CSC programs. Talk to the program directors or department chair.
Official catalog:  Click here for the CSC program

Tracks in Computer Science: Game development or Data Science

Major/Area - Game Development Track  (B.A or B.S.) in Computer Science
Major/Area - Data science track (B.A. or B.S.) in Computer Science

Computer Information Systems (Area only)

Area: Bachelor of Science in Business  (current catalog)
Minor - CSC101, 125, 199, 232, CIS307, 317, and one of the following: CIS407, 525, 543, 548, CSC310, 332, or TSM 517. (Total 21 hours)
Second Major - same as Area linked above without the General Education component. Some classes (like ECO, MAT ) may still be required. Contact the chair of the department for more information.
Official catalog: Click here for the CIS program

Minors - Data Analytics / Game Development / Computer Science / Computer Information Systems

Data Analytics - CSC145/232/233, CIS407 (or 509), CIS543 (or CSC508), STA565 (4), STA567,  TWO from the following list: CSC375, CIS361, EES202(4), EES205, EES512(4), EES521 (4). Total 22 -24 hours.
Game Development -  CSC145/232/233/235, CSC275, 515, 575 and three courses from ART350, 354, 357, 362, CSC360, 370 or 425. (Total 21 hours)
Computer ScienceCSC101, 145, 300, 325, 345, 445, one course chosen from CSC405, 410, 415, 425 and 530.
Computer Information Systems - CSC101, 125, 199, 232, CIS307, 317, and one of the following: CIS407, 525, 543, 548, CSC310, 332, or TSM 517. (Total 21 hours)

A 4+1 program for MSIS is also available for those currently enrolled in the CIS/CSC programs. Talk to the program director or department chair.

Second degree/major or 2+2 models (graduated with Associates of Arts/Science or Bachelors)

Computer Information Systems: Bachelor of Science in Business - CIS 2 + 2 (complete in two years as long as some of the required classes (ACC, ECO, MAT etc) are taken at the community/junior college as part of the Associate degree.
Computer Science: Bachelor of Science - CSC 2 + 2 - Finish in FOUR (terms) .
A Bachelor of Arts option also exists. Please contact the chair of the department for details.

* New * - 4+1 Master's program

We are delighted to announce that we can now offer the combined UG+GR program to our majors. If you are a rising Junior, this is a good time to think about what classes you should take if you want to pursue this dual degree.

  • You can be admitted without taking the GRE/GMAT (but you do need a good GPA)
  • You can complete 4 classes - that's 40% of the program - as an undergraduate and have the classes count for BOTH undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • You pay the UG tuition rate. (KY residents: 382 vs 544/credit hour )
  • Most government jobs consider an MS to be equivalent to two years' work experience
  • More details are available here.

If you need more info, please contact Dr. Krotov, the program director (vkrotov@murraystate.edu)

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Graduate programs

MS Information Systems (tracks in security and business analytics exist)
Official catalog: Click here for the MSIS program

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management
Official catalog: Click here for the MCYS program
A 4+1 program for MSIS is also available for those currently enrolled in the CIS/CSC programs. Talk to the program director or department chair before your JUNIOR year