B.S. Computer Information Systems

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/undergraduate/cis-bs.html

OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Sciences (BS) in Computer Information Systems at Texas A&M University-Central Texas provides a solid foundation in critical thinking, analysis, design, building, and implementation of information systems.  Students will gain a specialized knowledge of information systems and general knowledge of business. Studies will include systems analysis, design, and management, as well as programming, database management, IT security and risk management, networking, and software engineering. 
 
Depending on career preference, students can choose from four areas of specialization: Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Management& Networking and Software Engineering & Database Design.
 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively on technical subjects appropriate to the discipline.
  • Recognize a reasoned resolution to an ethical challenge in computing context.
  • Apply knowledge to address the IT security needs of an organization.
  • Design appropriate computing solutions to business problems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge proficiency in the area of concentration: Networking Management, Software Engineering Database Design, Cyber Security, Business Analytics.

Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems Without Concentration Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020)3
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
HIST 1301United States History I (CORE REQ (060)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication (CORE REQ (090)3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
HIST 1302United States History II (CORE REQ (060)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
Any Level CIS Elective 13
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (CORE REQ (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE REQ (090)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (CORE REQ (070)3
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Third Year
Fall
CIS 3300Computer Technology and Impact 13
or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
or COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing
CIS 3303Programming Logic and Design3
or COSC 1315 Fundamentals of Programming
CIS 3315Web Site Development and Design3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
Spring
CIS 3330C++ Programming3
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
or COSC 1320 C Programming I
or COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
Upper-Level CIS or COSC Elective3
CIS 3360Ethics in Computing3
Fourth Year
Fall
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
Upper-Level CIS or COSC Elective3
Upper-Level CIS or COSC Elective3
Spring
CIS 4360Strategic Information Systems3
Upper-Level CIS or COSC or COBA Elective 23
Upper-Level CIS or COSC or COBA Elective 23
Upper-Level CIS or COSC or COBA Elective 23
Upper-Level CIS or COSC Elective3
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems Business Analytics Concentration Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020)3
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
HIST 1301United States History I (CORE REQ (060)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication (CORE REQ (090)3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
HIST 1302United States History II (CORE REQ (060)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
Any Level CIS Elective 13
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (CORE REQ (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE REQ (090)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (CORE REQ (070)3
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Third Year
Fall
CIS 3300Computer Technology and Impact 13
or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
or COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing
CIS 3303Programming Logic and Design3
or COSC 1315 Fundamentals of Programming
CIS 3315Web Site Development and Design3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
CIS 3302Introduction to Business Analytics3
Spring
CIS 3330C++ Programming3
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
or COSC 1320 C Programming I
or COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
CIS 3306Data Visualization3
Fourth Year
Fall
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
CIS 4302Web & Social Analytics3
CIS 3360Ethics in Computing3
Spring
CIS 4360Strategic Information Systems3
CIS 4352Structured Query Language3
CIS 4351IS Project Management3
CIS 4303Data Mining3
Upper-Level CIS or COSC Elective3
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems Cybersecurity Concentration Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

The program listed is a general guideline for semester coursework, speak with a college advisor for an individualized student education plan.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020)3
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
HIST 1301United States History I (CORE REQ (060)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication (CORE REQ (090)3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
HIST 1302United States History II (CORE REQ (060)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
Any Level CIS Elective 13
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (CORE REQ (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE REQ (090)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (CORE REQ (070)3
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Third Year
Fall
CIS 3300Computer Technology and Impact 13
or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
or COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing
CIS 3303Programming Logic and Design3
or COSC 1315 Fundamentals of Programming
CIS 3315Web Site Development and Design3
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
Spring
CIS 3330C++ Programming3
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
or COSC 1320 C Programming I
or COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I
CIS 3361Introduction to Computer Forensics3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
CIS 4342Computer Security Principles and Practices3
CIS 3360Ethics in Computing3
Fourth Year
Fall
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
CIS 4345Network and Systems Security3
CIS 4346Applied Security3
Spring
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
CIS 4360Strategic Information Systems3
CIS 4351IS Project Management3
CIS 4348Security Trends and Malware Analysis3
Upper-Level CIS or COSC Elective3
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems Management and Networking Concentration Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020)3
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
HIST 1301United States History I (CORE REQ (060)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication (CORE REQ (090)3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
HIST 1302United States History II (CORE REQ (060)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
Any Level CIS Elective 13
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (CORE REQ (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE REQ (090)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (CORE REQ (070)3
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Third Year
Fall
CIS 3300Computer Technology and Impact 13
or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
or COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing
CIS 3303Programming Logic and Design3
or COSC 1315 Fundamentals of Programming
CIS 3315Web Site Development and Design3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
Spring
CIS 3330C++ Programming3
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
or COSC 1320 C Programming I
or COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
CIS 3305Operating Systems Theory and Practice3
CIS 3360Ethics in Computing3
Fourth Year
Fall
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
CIS 4376Network Administration3
CIS 4345Network and Systems Security3
Spring
CIS 4360Strategic Information Systems3
CIS 4351IS Project Management3
CIS 4335UNIX Systems Administration 3
CIS 4378Comprehensive Networking3
Upper-Level CIS or COSC Elective3
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems Software Engineering and Database Design Concentration Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020)3
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
HIST 1301United States History I (CORE REQ (060)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication (CORE REQ (090)3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
HIST 1302United States History II (CORE REQ (060)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
Any Level CIS Elective 13
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (CORE REQ (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE REQ (090)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (CORE REQ (070)3
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Third Year
Fall
CIS 3300Computer Technology and Impact 13
or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
or COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing
CIS 3303Programming Logic and Design3
or COSC 1315 Fundamentals of Programming
CIS 3315Web Site Development and Design3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
CIS 3330C++ Programming3
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
or COSC 1320 C Programming I
or COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I
Spring
CIS 3340Advanced C++ Programming3
or CIS 3341 Advanced Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3342 Advanced Java Programming
or CIS 3343 C# Programming for Windows and the Web
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
CIS 3360Ethics in Computing3
Fourth Year
Fall
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
CIS 4351IS Project Management3
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
CIS 3351Data Structures3
Spring
CIS 4360Strategic Information Systems3
CIS 4340Algorithm Design and Analysis3
CIS 4352Structured Query Language3
CIS 4379Software Engineering for E-Business3
Upper-Level CIS or COSC ELectives3
Total Credit Hours120