2008-2009 Computer Science Program (CIS)

Program Goals | Objectives | Program Requirements | Academic Major | Computer Science Course Descriptions

Faculty: Dan Byrne, Greg Gagne, Helen Hu

Program Goals

  • To understand the components of a contemporary computer system.
  • To provide a background in software development and project management.
  • To develop an understanding of a basic business environment.
  • To understand concepts and processes for achieving organizational goals with information technology.

Objectives

Computer Information Systems is a study of the concepts, principles, and processes for two broad areas of activity within an organization: (1) acquisition, deployment, and management of information technology resources and services (the information systems function) and (2) development, operation, and evolution of infrastructure and systems for use in an organization.

Information Systems professionals must have sound technical knowledge of computers, communications, software, but they must also understand how organizations and how they function. Thus, the Computer Information Systems major provides a combination of technical computer science coursework as well as several business courses. Such coursework emphasizes information technology and implementation, organization functions, and concepts and processes of organizational management.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain an overall 2.5 GPA in courses required for the academic major.

For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.

Academic Major

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Computer
Information Systems major or are prerequisite to required coursework within the major.

ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics (4)
MATH 141 College Algebra (4)
PHIL 206 Introduction to Ethics (3)


Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Computer Information Systems majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.

8

II.

Lower Division Computer Science Courses

12

CMPT 201 Introduction to Computer Science
CMPT 202 Introduction to Data Structures
CMPT 260 Computer System Fundamentals

4
4
4

III.

Upper Division Computer Science Courses

18

CMPT 307 Database Systems
CMPT 322 Software Engineering
CMPT 375 E-Commerce
CMPT 390 Senior Capstone Project

Student must complete 4 hours selected from:
CMPT 335 Computer Security (4)
CMPT 352 Computer Networks (4)
CMPT 440 Internship (4)

4
4
4
2

4



IV.

Required Courses from Other Programs

28

MATH 150 Elementary Statistics
ACCT 213 Accounting Principles
ECON 263 Elementary Microeconomics
FINC 300 Business Finance
IRM 200 Principles of Information Resource Management
MGMT 305 Principles of Management
MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing

4
4
4
4
4
4
4

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MAJOR

66