May 17, 2024  
2017-18 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-18 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems (CIS) (BS)

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Federal CIP: 11.0101 Computer and Information Sciences, General

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) major includes concentrations in Business, Media, and Music. The student must choose at least one concentration for the CIS major. The Business Informatics concentration is for those that would like to manage others in the area of Computer Science.

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); and
  • 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.


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 32 hrs.

Concentration 27-28 hrs.

Electives 16-21 hrs.


Total: 120 hrs.

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