B.S. Computer Information Systems

Common Courses (105 Credits)

Courses that are common to all concentrations may be applied to all. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

General Education Requirements 1
Communication-010
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
Mathematics-020
Select three hours of Mathematics3
Natural Sciences-030
Select six hours of Natural Sciences6
Humanities-040
Select three hours of Humanities3
Visual and Performing Arts-050
Select three hours of Visual and Performing Arts3
U.S. History-060
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
Political Science-070
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
Select three hours of Social and Behavioral Sciences3
University Option-090
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
Select one of the following
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
Major Course Requirements
CIS 3360Ethics in Computing3
CIS 4351IS Project Management3
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
CIS 3315Web Site Development and Design3
CIS 4360Strategic Information Systems3
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
Select one of the following3
Computer Technology and Impact
Introduction to Computing
Select one of the following3
C++ Programming
Visual Basic Programming
Java Programming
C Programming I
Fundamentals of Programming
Select one of the following3
Programming Logic and Design
Programming Logic & Design
Intro to Program Logic & Desig
Computer Information Systems Electives
Any level CIS electives6
Upper level CIS elective3
Electives
Any level electives12
Concentration Requirements (See Below)15
Total Semester Credit Hours120
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Refer to General Education Core Requirements for more information.

Concentration Requirements

Without Concentration

Advanced CIS or CS Electives15
Total Semester Credit Hours15

With a Concentration in Business Analytics

CIS 3302Introduction to Business Analytics3
CIS 3306Data Visualization3
CIS 4302Advanced Business Analytics3
CIS 4303Data Mining3
CIS 4352Structured Query Language3
Total Semester Credit Hours15

With a Concentration in Information Technology Security

CIS 4342Computer Security Principles and Practices3
CIS 4345Network and Systems Security3
CIS 4346Applied Security3
CIS 4348Security Trends and Malware Analysis3
CIS 3361Introduction to Computer Forensics3
Total Semester Credit Hours15

With a Concentration in Management and Networking

CIS 3305Operating Systems Theory and Practice3
CIS 4335UNIX Systems Administration and Programming3
CIS 4345Network and Systems Security3
CIS 4376Network Administration3
CIS 4378Comprehensive Networking3
Total Semester Credit Hours15

With a Concentration in Software Engineering and Database Design

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
CIS 3351Data Structures3
CIS 4340Algorithm Design and Analysis3
CIS 4352Structured Query Language3
CIS 4379Software Engineering for E-Business3
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Course Information and Schedule 

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.

Program- Level Student Learning Outcomes 

  1. Demonstrate ability to orally communicate effectively on technical and non-technical subjects in computer information systems.

  2. Demonstrate ability to write effectively on technical and non-technical subjects in computer information systems.

  3. Work well independently and as a part of diverse teams.

  4. Evaluate the implications of an ethical dilemma from a variety of ethical frameworks/perspectives and produce a well-reasoned resolution.

  5. Analyze business requirements and design appropriate information systems solutions.

  6. Identify and evaluate information systems solutions for business situations and select optimal solutions to meet the organization’s needs.

  7. Demonstrate an ability to apply general knowledge and skills related to data communications and infrastructure solutions to an organization’s information systems needs.

  8. Demonstrate an ability to apply general knowledge and skills related to software application solutions to an organization’s information systems needs.

  9. Demonstrate an ability to apply general knowledge and skills related to database solutions to an organization’s information systems needs.

Business Analytics Concentration

  1. Demonstrate a depth of knowledge and skills relating to the application of business analytics.

Information Technology Security Concentration

  1. Demonstrate a depth of knowledge and skills relating to the application of information technology security.

Management and Networking Concentration

  1. Demonstrate a depth of knowledge and skills relating to the application of networking and management.

Database and Software Engineering Concentration

  1. Demonstrate a depth of knowledge and skills relating to the application of software engineering.

  2. Demonstrate a depth of knowledge and skills relating to the application of database technologies.