B.S. in Computer Information Systems

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems degree combines knowledge of leading-edge information technologies and systems methodologies with an understanding of the ever-changing needs of today's dynamic business environment. 

Delivery Modes

  • Traditional (on campus)
  • Global Online (100% online)

The online format is designed as an upper-division program primarily for students who have already earned an associate degree or at least 50 credits.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET), www.abet.org.

Curriculum

On Campus

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
CIS 110  Introduction to Information Systems 3
CIS 120  Application Programming I 3
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
MAT 281  Calculus I 3
PSY 100  General Psychology 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
   
Second Semester 15
ENG 217  Scientific and Technical Writing 3
ECO ___  Business Related 3
BUS 100  Introduction to Business 3
MGT ___  Business Related 3
General Education Course 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 16
CIS 341  CISCO CCNA 4
MAT 215  Statistics  OR  MAT 225  Business Statistics 3
ACC 200  Financial Accounting 3
Public Speaking Course 3
General Education Course 3
   
Fourth Semester 15
CIS 299  System Analysis I 3
CIS 352  Global, Economic and Social Ethical Issues in Computing 3
MAT 195  Discrete Mathematical Structures 3
General Education Course 3
Free Elective 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
CIS 354  Systems Project Management 3
CIS 321  Database Management Systems and Design 3
CSC 330  Web Programming I 3
MAT 281  Calculus I  OR  MAT 273  Applied Calculus 3
CIS Elective 3
   
Sixth Semester 15
CIS 322  Database Application Development 3
CIS 332  Web Programming II 3
MKT ___  Business Related 3
CIS Elective 3
Related Elective 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
CIS 490  Systems Analysis II 3
CIS Elective Course 3
General Education Course 3
Free Elective Courses 6
   
Eighth Semester 13
BUS 242 OR FIN ___  Business Related 3
CIS 492  Systems Development and Implementation 3
CIS Elective 3
Free Elective Courses 4
Total 120

In order to graduate, the student must complete a minimum of 48 credits of upper-level course work (300 level or higher).

Electives

Select 12 credits from the following:

Networking

  • CIS 342  CISCO CCNA 2
  • CIS 343  CISCO CCNA 3
  • CIS 344  CISCO CCNA 4

Programming

  • CIS 302  Visual Programming
  • CIS 304  COBOL 
  • CIS 308  Python

Analytics

  • CIS 207  Data Preparation and Cleaning
  • CIS 213  Data Visualization
  • CIS 251  Big Data Tools
  • CIS 261  Big Data Analytics
  • CIS 325  Decision Support Systems
  • CIS 401  Concepts in Enterprise Resource
  • CIS 402  Data Analytics Capstone Project

Others

  • CIS 419  Internship (a maximum of 3 credits can be used toward the program)
  • CIS 474  Special Topics in Information Systems

Online

Course Credits
CIS 110  Introduction to Information Systems  3
CIS 120  Application Programming I 3
CIS 220  Application Programming II 3
CIS 299  Systems Analysis I 3
CIS 302  Visual Programming 3
CIS 304  COBOL 3
CIS 321  Data Base Management Systems & Design 3
CIS 322  Database Application Development 3
CIS 325  Decision Support Systems 3
CIS 330  Web Programming I 3
CIS 332  Web Programming II 3
CIS 341  CISCO CCNA 1 3
CIS 352  Global, Economic and Social Ethical Issues in Computing 3
CIS 354  Systems Project Management 3
CIS 401  Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning 3
CIS 490  Systems Analysis II 3
CIS 492  Systems Development and Implementation 3
General Education/Math/Electives 69
Total 120

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/computer-information-systems/index.aspx

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/computer-information-systems/online.aspx