This program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of computer information systems along with the skills necessary for effective decision making in a business environment that is diverse, global, and highly competitive. The information systems curriculum provides students with a broad understanding of business and a sound foundation in computer fundamentals and programming, systems analysis and design, networking, database design and implementation, project management, web applications, systems integration, and information and systems security. Graduates acquire an ability to apply computer technologies to solve business problems, providing a wide variety of career opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes in the CIS program use a tiered model based on a student's year in school. Learning outcomes build on the previous year’s learning outcomes. Upon graduation all of the learning outcomes will be achieved.

Students will demonstrate:

  • The ability to design, write, and test computer programs written in various computer languages by the end of their sophomore year
  • The ability to design, implement, and test a database; construct a project plan for technology implementation; and understand, implement, and administer various network protocols and implementations by the end of their junior year
  • The ability to integrate and implement previously learned technologies in a Web-based environment by the time they graduate

Potential Occupations

Computing-related careers are characterized by a rapid rate of change driven by technological developments. Participating in paid or voluntary work, internships, and cooperative education opportunities is highly recommended, to keep students abreast of new developments and to help them benefit from networking to enhance employment opportunities.

Examples of career opportunities include, but are not limited to: applications programmer, programmer/analyst, systems analyst, systems consultant, PC specialist, systems or network manager/administrator, database administrator, IT project manager, webmaster, information and system security professional.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement. 

Effective Fall 2018

BUS 100Introduction to Business 1
BUS 2011Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise 1
CIS 200Business Information Systems 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Electives 9
 Total Credits 30
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 2201Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)3B3
CIS 210Information Technology in Business 3
CIS 240Application Design and Development 3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
STAT 204Statistics for Business Students 3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
All freshman and sophomore required courses must be completed prior to or concurrent with first enrollment in required junior and senior courses.   
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business 3
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)23
CIS 320Project Management for Information Systems 3
CIS 350Operating Systems and Networks 3
CIS 355Business Database Systems 3
FIN 3002Principles of Finance4A,4B3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 27
BUS 479Strategic Management4A,4C3
Select two courses from the following:3 6
Advanced Application Design and Development  
Web Application Development  
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems  
Advanced Networking and Security  
Advanced Database Management  
CIS 360Systems Analysis and Design 3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices 3
MKT 300Marketing4B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives4 9
 Total Credits 33
 Program Total Credits: 120

Students are not to utilize the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option for any Business concentration course or any Business core course (Business and non-Business subject codes) except when a course only allows S/U grading.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
To Declare this Major:  Business is a controlled major:  students are admitted into the major only if they meet established academic standards. Please see competitive major requirements or the advisor in the Department for more information. 
To prepare for first semester:  The curriculum in Business Administration - Information Systems concentration assumes students will be able to successfully complete calculus within their first year.

Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business X 1
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise   1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Elective   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 200Business Information SystemsX  3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)X 1B3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   3
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 210Introduction to Financial AccountingX  3
CIS 210Information Technology in BusinessX  3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial AccountingX  3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)  3B3
CIS 240Application Design and Development X 3
STAT 204Statistics for Business Students   3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business   3
CIS 320Project Management for Information Systems   3
CIS 350Operating Systems and Networks   3
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3) X23
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 355Business Database Systems X 3
FIN 300Principles of Finance X4A,4B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Elective   3
CIS 240 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   12
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MKT 300MarketingX 4B3
MGT 301Supply Chain ManagementX  3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/PracticesX  3
Select one course from the following:   3
Advanced Application Design and Development    
Web Application Development    
Select one additional course from the following:   3
Advanced Application Design and Development    
Web Application DevelopmentX   
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems    
Advanced Networking and Security    
Advanced Database Management    
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic ManagementX 4A,4C3
CIS 360Systems Analysis and DesignX  3
Global and Cultural AwarenessX 3E3
ElectivesX  9
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   18
 Program Total Credits:   120