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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems, BS


The program was established in 1987 to serve students interested in the application of computing in business and management domains. It shares a core of courses with the Computer Science major program, and it is supplemented by courses offered by the Kania School of Management. The program includes a senior-year Computer Projects course, in which students undertake an original project in collaboration with a faculty mentor. The program prepares students to be information systems professionals, capable of configuring and developing software applications. Graduates are qualified to pursue advanced degrees in computing or an M.B.A.

Computer Science and Computer Information Systems students with strong undergraduate records may be accepted and dually enrolled in the graduate program in Software Engineering through the Combined Baccalaureate/Master’s degree program. Interested students are advised to contact the Software Engineering Program Director before their junior year.


For more information about the Computing Sciences department, visit its website.


Computer Information Systems Curriculum


  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

                                        
MAJOR CMPS 134 - Computer Science I  – CMPS 144 - Computer Science II   3 4
GE QUAN - COGNATE MATH 142 - (Q) Discrete Structures  – MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I   4 4
GE C/IL C/IL 102 - Computing and Information Literacy * 3  
GE WRTG - SPCH WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition  – COMM 100 - (FYOC) Public Speaking * 3 3
GE PHIL - T/RS PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  – T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT– Humanities Elective   3
GEF SEM First Year Seminar 3    
                                            16 17

Second Year

   
MAJOR CMPS 240 - Data Structures and Algorithms  – CMPS 250 - Machine Organization and Assembly Language Programming   3 3
COGNATE ACC 253 - Financial Accounting  – ACC 254 - Managerial Accounting   3 3
GE PHIL–T/RS PHIL 210 - Ethics  – T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT – Humanities Elective 3  
GE S/BH ECO 153 - (S) Principles of Microeconomics  – ECO 154 - (S) Principles of Macroeconomics   3 3
GE ELECT MATH 204 - (Q) Introduction to Statistics 1   3
    15 15

Third Year

   
MAJOR CMPS 352 - Operating Systems  – CMPS ELECT - Elective2 3 3
MAJOR CMPS 340 - File Processing  – CMPS 341 - Database Systems   4 3
MAJOR CMPS 330 - (W) Information Systems Analysis  – CMPS 331 - Information Systems Development   3 3
COGNATE MGT 351 - Principles of Management I  – MGT 352 - Principles of Management II   3 3
COGNATE MGT 251 - Legal Environment of Business     3
GE NSCI NSCI ELECT – Natural Science Elective 3  
GE ELECT FREE ELECT – Free Elective   3
    16 18

Fourth Year

   
MAJOR CMPS 490 - (W) Computer Projects  – CMPS ELECT- Elective2 3 6
COGNATE MKT 351 - Principles of Marketing   3  
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT – Humanities Elective 3 3
GE NSCI NSCI ELECT – Natural Science Elective 3  
GE PHIL PHIL 214 - (P) Computers and Ethics     3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Electives 3 3
    15 15
 

Total: 127 Credits

1Or STAT 251 .

2Elective courses in the Computer Information Systems major must be chosen from CMPS 260 , CMPS 344 , CMPS 350 , CMPS 354 , CMPS 355 , CMPS 356 , CMPS 358 , CMPS 360 , CMPS 362 , CMPS 364 , CMPS 370 , CMPS 372 , CMPS 374 , CMPS 376 , CMPS 384 , CMPS 393 , CMPS 440  and CMPS 481 .

3 The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

*An approved 3-credit EP Foundation Course may be substituted for COMM 100  and C/IL 102 -C/IL 104 .  In this case, the total needed for graduation in this major may be reduced.  Consult with your advisor if you have questions.