Jul 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems (CIS) (BS)

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Federal CIP: 11.0101 Computer and Information Sciences, General

A general program that focuses on computing, computer science, and information science and systems. Such programs are undifferentiated as to title and content and are not to be confused with specific programs in computer science, information science, or related support services.

This major allows students to be eligible for the Enhanced LIFE Scholarship and the Enhanced Palmetto Fellows Scholarship.

Learning Outcomes

Student completing the Computer Information Systems degree are expected to:

  • make ethical decisions in the workplace based on the theological understanding of God (Ethics); 
  • use algorithms and data structures to solve complex computational problems (Programming);
  • connect general networking theory to the earned skills necessary for network administration (Networking);
  • lead end-users to build a complete data flow system with business applications (Systems Analysis);
  • utilize accounting principles for business decision-making differences in proprietorships, partnerships, and corporation data systems (Accounting);
  • be competent in moving data into third normal form and manipulate and protect data for database administration (Database); 
  • be competent in the basic design of web sites on client systems (Web Design).

Concentration specific learning outcomes include:

  • Business Informatics. Demonstrate competency in business law, marketing, and finance of business management.
  • Media Informatics. Demonstrate competency in technical writing, media law, and public relations.
  • Music Informatics. Demonstrate competency in music theory and performance.

Computer Information Systems (CIS) BS Requirements

Specified Core Curriculum

Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all Core Curriculum  requirements. The following specific core curriculum course is required.

Major Courses

Completion of major courses and concentration courses requires a minimum grade of C-.


Choose one of the following concentrations.  Completion of concentration courses requires a minimum grade of C-.


In addition to core curriculum (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for most bachelor’s degrees, including elective coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area.


Core Curriculum  Requirements  40-44 hrs.

Major Courses Requirements 36 hrs.

Concentration 27-28 hrs.

Electives 12-17 hrs.


Total: 120 hrs.

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