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Requirements

In addition to the general studies requirements, a minimum of 44 computer science units, 6 mathematics units, and 7 Business and Management units (for a total of 57 units) are required for the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems. To be successful in this major, knowledge of operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications is necessary. CS 205 Microcomputer Software Tools Microcomputer Software Tools is considered a must for students who do not have a strong background in these skills.

Although the university provides extensive computer lab facilities for student use, each student is encouraged to purchase a personal computer. Students with their own IBM-compatible PC have a definite advantage in utilizing and applying computer information systems instruction.

Computer Information Systems Major Requirements57 units
Computer Information Systems Courses38 units
CS 205
Microcomputer Software Tools
3
CS 220
Introduction to Computer Science
4
CS 225
Fundamentals of Computer Science
4
CS 240
Discrete Structures
This course explores the mathematical elements of computer science.
3
CS 250
Operating Systems
3
CS 320
Data Structures
3
CS 325
Database Management Systems
3
CS 330
Systems Programming I
3
CS 420
Telecommunications and Interfacing
3
CS 435
Advanced Database Application Programming
3
CS 470
Software Engineering I
3
CS 480
Software Engineering II
3
Upper-division Computer Information Systems Electives9 units
Select 9 units from the following:
CS 340
Systems Programming II
3
CS 363
Web Programming
3
CS 400
Compiler Construction
3
CS 425
Fundamentals of Network Administration
3
CS 430
Artificial Intelligence
3
CS 445
Computer Architecture and Organization
4
CS 455
Numerical Analysis
3
CS 460
Software Project
3
CS 495
Topics in Computer Science
1–3
CS 496
Senior Seminar: Ethics in Computer Science
3
CS 497
Readings
1–4
CS 498
Directed Research
1–4
CS 499
Thesis/Project
1–4
Math Courses3 units
MATH 151
Applied Calculus I
3
Other Courses7 units
BUSI 120
Principles of Accounting I
4
BUSI 210
Principles of Management
3
Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.