BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems degree is designed to provide a theoretical and practical introduction to technology including systems, programming languages, networking, data analytic tools, and methods appropriate for managing and processing big data. Students will be prepared for careers in a range of professions from Programmers to Project Managers by integrating theory and realistic problems to develop practical skills that help businesses, government, and other organizations develop strategies and make informed decisions. 

Program Objectives

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Practice critical thinking and research skills in computing through analysis, evaluation, and implementation of technology solutions
  • Engage in lifelong learning through continued professional development
  • Serve in professional organizations and local communities


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.


Data Science and Analytics Concentration

Massive volumes of data are produced in companies around the world, including those in the construction and transportation industries as well as those in the healthcare, banking, and retail sectors. Data Science is a discipline that focuses on data acquisition by combining scientific methods, programming skills, and statistical knowledge to manage and analyze data in order to solve problems, make informed decisions, and communicate the results of such data. 

Concentration Mission

The Data Science and Analytics concentration will prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders in business and industry. This program is also designed for students who plan to seek advanced degrees in data science or a related discipline.


Web and Mobile Application Development Concentration

Every day, billions of smartphone users around the world use mobile applications, and over 230 billion applications were downloaded in 2019. Mobile application development is the process of creating software applications that run on mobile devices and can be found in a variety of fields, including education, social media, business, healthcare, and communication, among others.


Concentration Mission

The Web and Mobile Application Development concentration will prepare students to create and use web and mobile applications to provide and implement technological solutions across all industries. This program is also designed for students who plan to seek advanced degrees in software development or a related discipline.


Degree Program Major Requirements

BUS 101 – Foundations to Business (3)

BUS 201 – Foundations of Management (3)

BUS 203 – Foundations of Finance (3)

BUS 204 – Principles of Accounting I (3)

BUS 205 – Principles of Accounting II (3)

CIS 100 – Introduction to Computers (3)

CIS 200 – Advanced Spreadsheet Applications (3)

CIS 210 – Introduction to Information Systems (3)

CIS 211 – Principles of Programming I: Python (3)

CIS 212 – Principles of Programming II: Python (3)

CIS 214 – Mobile Application Programming (3)

CIS 220 – System Analysis and Design (3)

CIS 221 – Principles of Programming I: Java (3)

CIS 222 – Principles of Programming II: Java (3)

CIS 310 – Database Design and Implementation (3)

CIS 320 – Networking Concepts and Fundamentals (3)

CIS 330 – Internet Programming (3)

CIS 420 – Management Information Systems (3)

CIS 430 – Project Management (3)

CIS 440 – Occupational Internship (3)

DSC 110 – Introduction to Data Science and Analytics (3)

DSC 320 – Data and Information Visualization (3)

DSC 330 – Decision Science and Analytics (3)

DSC 410 – Big Data Analytics (3)


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