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Computer and Information Science (B.S.)

Department of Computer and Information Systems, College of Business

Effective Fall 2009

Students who choose to major in Business Computer and Information Science must take 53 required semester hours of credit in General Education and 7 credits of General Education Elective courses. In addition, Computer and Information Systems majors must take 60 semester hours of specific general education required courses to meet the 120-hour necessary for a baccalaureate degree. There is some flexibility permitted in the selection of courses, however, the following must be included in the program of study in order to ensure the exploration of topics in business as well as in Information Systems

General Education Requirements:
20.101 English Composition I
25.103 Public Speaking
40.121 Principles of Economics I
40.122 Principles of Economics II
53.141 Introduction to Statistics or 53.241 Probability and Statistics
90.333 Business Communications & Report Writing
Choose one of the following two combinations:
53.123 Essentials of Calculus and 53.118 Applied Matrix Algebra or
53.125 Calculus and 53.126 Calculus II

The other General Education courses allow greater flexibility of choice from among:

Selections from the natural and social sciences, the humanities, exercise science and athletics, values and ethics, and courses designated as culturally diverse.

CIS Requirements:
Choose one of the following two combinations:
91.220 Financial Accounting and 91.223 Managerial Accounting
91.221 Principles of Accounting I and 91.222 Principles of Accounting II or
92.140 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
92.141 Introduction to Business Information Development
92.240 Introduction to Programming I
92.241 Introduction to Programming II
92.252 Business Oriented Programming
92.346 Data and Information Structures
92.351 Systems Analysis and Design
92.354 Data Base Processing Systems
92.358 Data Communication Systems
92.460 Advanced Systems Development I
93.461 Advanced Systems Development II
CIS Elective Courses:
Choose two CIS courses at the 300 or 400 level.
92.352 Advanced Programming
92.356 Operating Systems
92.364 Fundamentals of Electronic Commerce
92.432 Internship in Computer Information Systems
92.450 Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence
92.498 CIS Special Topics

Information Technology courses offered by other departments can be used as electives with the approval of the advisor and the chairperson of CIS.

While an internship in CIS is not required for a degree, students are strongly encouraged to take 92.432 Internship in Computer and Information Systems. This course may be taken for a maximum of six semester hours, which can only be counted as electives, three each in CIS and Business.

Restricted Business Elective Courses:

To complete the 60 semester hours needed for the CIS/Business requirement, five courses are to be selected from Business for a total of 15 semester hours. The courses selected must be from the designated list of electives, see Business Elective information below. It is also imperative that the five courses selected are 300 or 400 level courses to the extent necessary to satisfy the 40% rule that 48 of the required 120 credits for graduation are junior (300) and /or senior (400) level.

Students must consult with an adviser when selecting and scheduling courses.


Courses may be chosen from any of the following departments with some restrictions: (Advisor approval should be sought) 90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98

90.101, Introduction to Business, can be taken as a business elective if it is taken before 45 credits have been earned.

90.350, Valuing Diversity in Business, may be taken as a business elective and will simultaneously meet a Cultural Diversity requirement.

*90.333 – Only requirement of majors who entered BU as a freshman in the Fall of 2007, or were readmitted thereafter.