Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jun 04, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems Major (CUS)

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The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Information Systems is designed for students seeking careers as information systems professionals. The CIS major emphasizes practical application of classroom learning through individual and group lab experiences as well as praxis projects with real-world clients. With a strong emphasis on technology solutions for business, the CIS major offers a distinctive balance between technical challenges and managerial issues. CIS majors master the standard business core courses in addition to their technical skills. Technological emphasis is placed on a variety of modern programming languages, data structures, distributed data processing, database management, networks and data communications, and information systems organization and design. Each CIS course is intended to prepare students to take a specific industry recognized certification exam covering the topics taught in that course.

By carefully selecting 500-level elective credits, computer information systems students can also earn up to 18 credit hours toward their CCU MBA degree while finishing their undergraduate computer information systems degree at no additional cost or time to graduation.

The Computer Information Systems Major requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education (57 credit hours)
Business Core (33 credit hours)
CIS Major Requirements (27 credit hours)
Electives (3 credit hours)

Business and Leadership General Education Core (57 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Communication (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First- Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

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