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The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (BSCIS) Degree Program

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems emphasizes the use of computers as sophisticated problem-solving tools. Students in this program pursue an interdisciplinary course of study that combines a solid foundation in computer science with a focus in another discipline. This program is designed for students who seek to blend their computer science abilities with skills specific to another domain to solve problems in that domain. Examples include computing with a business focus (e.g., management information systems) and computing with a natural science focus (e.g., computational physics).

Below, course numbers "300+" refer to courses at the 300-level and above. The titles and descriptions of courses marked (C): Communications General Education, (H): Humanities, (N): Natural Sciences (Psychology only), (S): Social & Behavioral Sciences, and (T): CS Technical Electives can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin or on Web for Students.

 
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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information - Requirements

Min Credit Hrs

Area

39

Computer Science

  • CS 100, (115 and 116) or 201, (330 or MATH 230), 331, 350, and 351.
  • Seven electives:
    • At least four from CS 422, 425, 429, 430, 447, 470, 485, and 487.
    • The remainder from (CS 300+, ECE 218, ECE 441, and ECE 449 but not CS 401, 402, 403, or 406.
  • The seven electives must include at least 15 hours of CS Technical (T) courses.
  • Non-CS courses (including CSP, iCOM, and ITM) cannot be used as CS electives.
8

Mathematics

  • MATH 151
  • One elective, usually MATH 152 or 221, but not MATH 230.
14

Science

  • (BIOL 107 or 115), CHEM 124, and PHYS 123.
  • One elective from the Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics).
12

Humanities

  • One 100-level HUM course, one (H) course, and two (H) 300+ courses
  • Note: (H) 300+ courses may be replaced by certain 200-level foreign language courses (see the Academic Associate Dean).
6

Psychology

  • PSYC 221 and 301.
9

Social Sciences

  • PS 200, one (S) course, and one (S) 300+ course.
6

Interprofessional Projects

  • Two IPROs
15

Minor

  • A minor is required; it can be chosen from the list in the Undergraduate Bulletin or formed (with approval of a student's faculty advisor and the minor department) from 15 hours of coursework in one department.
  • A ccmpleted ROTC program counts as a minor (and an IPRO, simultaneously).
  • The courses for a minor can include courses counted as free electives and at most 2 courses counted in other categories above.
18

Free Electives

127 Total credit hours

Notes:

 

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems - Sample Course Schedule

First Semester
2 CS 100
2 CS 115
5 MATH 151
3 HUM 100-level
3 PSYC 221
15 hours
Second Semester
2 CS 116
3 Math elective
3 BIOL 107 or 115
3 Humanities elective
3 Social Sci. elective
14 hours
Third Semester
3 CS 330
3 CS 331
4 CHEM 124
3 PS 200
3 Humanities elective
16 hours
Fourth Semester
3 CS 350
3 CS technical elective
4 PHYS 123
3 Minor
3 CS elective
16 hours
Fifth Semester
3 CS 351
3 Science elective
3 Minor
3 Free elective
3 Free elective
   
15 hours
Sixth Semester
3 CS technical elective
3 PSYC 301
3 Minor
3 IPRO 1
3 Humanities elective
3 Free elective
18 hours
Seventh Semester
3 CS technical elective
3 CS technical elective
3 Minor
3 Social Sci. elective
3 CS elective
3 Free elective
18 hours
Eighth Semester
3 IPRO 2
3 CS technical elective
3 Minor
3 Free elective
3 Free elective
15 hours
127 hours total
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