B.S. Degree in Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems major studies the business and the science of computing. The business of computer information systems includes accounting, business administration, economics, sales, marketing, and software engineering. The science of computer information systems includes database, digital logic design, operating systems, and of course programming.


Differences between Computer Science, Engineering and Information Systems

Computer Science

Computer Science is the study of the methods and techniques to make computers faster, easier to use, and more capable of solving today's problems and anticipating solutions to tomorrow's challenges.

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering includes designing and assembling hardware and software components into cost-effective systems.

Computer Info Systems

Computer Information Systems is the integration of business intelligence and computational principles to find feasible solutions to business-related problems.



To earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems, a student must earn a total of 128 semester hours; earn a "C" or better in all Computer Science Department courses accepted for credit; earn a "C" or better in all Business Division courses accepted for credit; and earn a "C" or better in Philosophy Logic (PHIL 2040).


Honors in Computer Information Systems

To earn the graduation distinction "Honors in Computer Information Systems", majors will have to meet the following criteria:
(1) Have a 3.5 grade point average in all computer science and business courses accepted for credit.
(2) Have a cumulative 3.3 grade point average overall.

Students must meet the academic requirements throughout their tenure in the Computer Science Department.
In addition to all University policies, the Computer Information Systems major can earn no more than 25% of their computer science (CPSC) courses from another institution. No more than 10% of their earned 3000-level or above CPSC courses can be transferred from another institution.


Download the Curriculum

2010-12 pdf

2012-14 pdf


FREE Elective & EXPANSIVE course list (MS Excel): .xlsx


Computer Information Systems Curriculum

Computer Information Systems Curriculum 2012-14
Freshman Year
First Semester   Second Semester
Hours Course   Course Hours
3 CPSC 1710 - Computer Science I   CPSC 1720 - Computer Science II 3
3 ENGL 1000/1010 - English Composition   COMMUNICATION STUDIES 3
3 FINE ARTS   ENGL 1020 - English Composition 3
1 FRSM 1000 - First Year Experience   FRSM 1100 - First Year Experience 1
3 HISTORY   MATH 1070 - Intro Calculus 4
4 MATH 1030 - Pre Calculus   PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Activity Based) 1
17   15
     
Sophomore Year
3 CPSC 2730 - Data Structures   CPSC 2740 - Software Development 3
3 ACCT 1010 - Principles of Accounting I   CPSC 2120 - Computer Org/Architecture 3
3 ENGL 2010 - World Literature   ACCT 1020 - Principles of Accounting II 3
3 WORLD LANGUAGE I   WORLD LANGUAGE II 3
3 MATH 2550 - Discrete Structs for Comp Sci   THEOLOGY I 3
3 PHIL 2040 - Philosophy Logic   SOCIAL SCIENCE 3
18   18
     
Junior Year
3 CPSC 1800 - Fund'l of Info Systems   CPSC 2005 - Advance Software Applications 3
3 CPSC 3140 - Operating Systems   AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES 3
3 CPSC 3710 - Databases   ECON 2020 - Princ of Macro Econs 3
3 ECON 2010 - Princ of Micro Econs   MATH 1020 - Basic Statistics 3
3 PHIL 2410 - Business Ethics   NATURAL SCIENCE with LAB 3
      EXPANSIVE 3
15   18
     
Senior Year
3 CPSC ELECTIVE   CPSC 4805 - Capstone Project II 2
1 CPSC 4800 - Capstone Project I   CPSC 4999 & CPSC 4999P - Senior Comps 0
3 BSAD 3035 - Legal Aspects of Business   FINC 3050 - Corporate Finance 3
3 SMKT 2050 - Principles of Marketing   MGMT 2060 - Management 3
3 EXPANSIVE   THEOLOGY II 3
      FREE ELECTIVES 3
13       14

SUMMARY: B.S. Program in Computer Information Systems

Fundamental Core - 18 Hours
English Composition (6, ENGL 1000/1010 and ENGL 1020), Language (6 of same),
Mathematics (4*, MATH 1030), and Natural Science with Lab (3)

Essential Core - 36 Hours
African American Studies (3), Communication Studies (3), Fine Arts (3),
First Year Experience (2, FRSM 1000 and FRSM 1100), History (3),
Natural Science (4*, MATH 1070), Philosophy (6, including PHIL 2040),
Physical Education (1, Activity-based), Social Science (3), Theology (6),
World Literature (3, ENGL 2010)

Expansive Core - 6 Hours
Free Electives - 3 Hours

Required Computer Science (CPSC) Courses - 33 Hours
1710 (3), 1720 (3), 1800 (3), 2005 (3), 2120 (3), 2730 (3), 2740 (3), 3140 (3), 3710 (3),
Elective (3), 4800 (1), 4805 (2), 4999 (0), 4999P (0)

Required Mathematics (MATH) Minor Courses
1020 (3), 1030 (4*), 1070 (4*), 2550 (3)

Required Business Minor Courses - 24 Hours
ACCT 1010 (3), ACCT 1020 (3), BSAD 3035 (3), ECON 2010 (3),
ECON 2020 (3), FINC 3050 (3), MGMT 2060 (3), SMKT 2050 (3)

TOTAL HOURS 128

*Some of these course hours are credited to the Fundamental Core, some to the Essential Core, and others to the Minor.

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