2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 28, 2020  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Computer Information Systems, B.S.

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This degree completion program brings you the most current curriculum in the fields of structured programming, business applications, systems analysis and management information systems. Graduates can become more valuable in their current positions or gain an edge in searching for a new position.


Bachelor of Science


College of Adult and Professional Studies

Choose two of the following concentrations: 18 credit hours

Total Major Requirements: 54 credit hours

General Education Requirements for the College of Adult and Professional Studies:

  • Composition (w/ grade of “C” or better) - 3 hours
  • Researched Composition (w/ grade of “C” or better) - 3 hours
  • Math * - 3 hours
  • Natural Science w/ lab - 4 hours
  • Speech - 3 hours
  • Religion/Philosophy - 3 hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 hours
  • Computer Information Systems - 3 hours
  • Liberal Arts/Humanities - 9 hours
    • Select a minimum of 9 hours within at least two categories:
      • History
      • Literature
      • Fine Arts (Art, Music, or Drama - survey courses)
      • Foreign Language/World Culture
  • CAPS 200 Analysis, Principles and Skills of Adult Learning
  • IDST 101 Introduction to Communities of Practice


* Math:

See Math Requirements for specific major sought.

  • Majors within the Bachelor of Arts degree requiring The Nature of Mathematics or Intermediate Algebra or a higher level math course must earn a grade of C or better.
  • Majors within the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration requiring College Algebra must earn a grade of C or better.

Total General Education Requirements: 37 credit hours

Total Degree Requirements: 124 hours

Combined Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Masters in Management Information Systems (MMIS) or Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

This combined degree program is intended to provide academically talented students an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s (Computer Information Systems CIS) and master’s degree (Masters Management Information Systems MMIS or Master of Science in Information Systems MSIS) in a shorter period of time.  The program allows students to obtain dual credit, thus reducing the time it would normally take to graduate.  The combined degree program reduces the cost of both degrees and enhances student’s marketability for career advancement.

Students must meet all MMIS / MSIS Admissions requirements.

Once students have been accepted into the combined BS & MMIS or MSIS degree program, the students will have the ability to concurrently enroll in the following three 3-credit Masters level courses to complete their bachelor’s degree:

  • MIS 510 Management Information Systems - 3 credit hours or MIS 550 Data Communications and Networking - 3 credit hours
  • MIS 525 Research Methods in MIS - 3 credit hours
  • MIS 575 IT Audit and Control or MIS 535 Network Security - 3 credit hours

NOTE:  Graduate level courses will not be considered as substitutions for undergraduate CIS program courses.  Undergraduate students must successfully complete all of the required major coursework in the CIS program to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems.

Upon successful completion, these three 3-credit Master’s level courses will be substituted for the student’s final three 3-credit hour undergraduate level elective courses, thus completing the student’s undergraduate degree requirements.

Course credit earned will be transcripted at the academic level at which the course is taken.

If the student does not continue on to graduate school, the coursework taken will still satisfy undergraduate degree requirements.

Please consult the Program Director or Academic Advising for further information on this program.


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