The Computer Science (CS)/Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department Mission

The Department of CS/CIS provides its students with the intellectual, emotional, and social foundations necessary to become successful practitioners and academicians in the fields of Computer Science and Information Systems. We equip students with a set of skills, knowledge, and competencies that allow our graduates to become successful in their chosen careers and to serve as catalysts for positive change.

Computer Information Systems Program Mission

The goal of the CIS program is to develop ethical, professionally competent, and socially responsible life-long learners. Our graduates are excellent problems solvers that utilize the tools of Computer Science and Information Technology to address the socio-technical problems of the various domains. The Computer Information Systems program fulfills its mission by developing three core characteristics of its students- professional competency, intellectual sensitivity, and social responsibility.

Professional competency is developed through the:

  • Acquisition of strong analytical skills that are particularly relevant to the area of Computer Information Systems
  • Understanding of the process of Information Systems development
  • Acquisition of specialized knowledge and skills in areas of computer architecture, networking, databases, electronic commerce, systems development, and IT project management

Intellectual sensitivity is developed through the:

  • Awareness of the social, cultural, political, judicial, as well as global impacts of computer technologies
  • Appreciation and application of ethical considerations to domain-specific problems in various information systems’ contexts

Social responsibility is developed through the:

  • Appreciation of the social impacts of the computer information systems in the modern society
  • Ability to create domain-specific computer-based solutions in a socially responsible, intellectually original, environmentally conscious, and beneficial way

Computer Information Systems Major and Minor requirements

Click here for a Structure of the CS/CIS Degrees, Courses of the Department of CS/CIS

Computer Information Systems — Major

Credits Course Name
3 CSS202 IT Infrastructure
3 CSS3xx CIS & DSS for Business Intelligence
3 CSS306 Systems Analysis & Design
3 CSS307 IT Project Management
3 CSS372 Data Communication & Networking
3 CSS375 Data & Information Management
3 CSS4xx Design, Development, and Implementation of Enterprise Architecture
3 CSS404 Business Process Engineering
4 CSS211 Introduction To Programming
3-4 CSS212 Intermediate Programming OR
CSS200 Web Programming
6 Electives CSS200+
3 BSA221 Accounting 1
3 BSA305 Principles of Management
3 MTH160 Introduction to Statistics OR
MTH403 Probability & Statistics
3 MTH171 Applied Calculus OR
MTH201 Calculus 1
49-50 Total

Computer Information Systems — Minor                                        

Credits Course Name
7-8 Two of the following:
4 CSS211 Introduction to Programming
4 CSS212 Intermediate Programming
3 CSS3xx CIS & DSS for Business Intelligence
3 CSS202 IT Infrastructure
3 CSS306 Systems Analysis & Design
3 CSS372 Data Communication & Networking
3 CSS375 Data & Information Management
3 CSS200+ Electives
22-23 Total