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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems

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Computer Information Systems Degree Program

With a degree in the rapidly expanding area of information systems in the business world, students can look forward to challenging careers in computer information systems.

Mission Statement:

The Computer Information Systems Department delivers high quality, accessible undergraduate business information systems education to a diverse student population. We prepare students to analyze, design, develop, and use business applications utilizing contemporary technology. We provide a balance between fundamental information systems concepts and the application of these concepts from a future-oriented perspective.

The Computer Information Systems Department provides undergraduate major, minor, and certificate programs in information systems. We offer service courses in information systems and quantitative methods to School of Business students, and applied computer courses to students college-wide.

The Computer Information Systems Department faculty pursues excellence in teaching and learning as its primary purpose. We provide degree and career planning assistance. We nurture learning through individual attention to students. The faculty aggressively engage in professional development activities to enhance instruction and contribute to scholarship and applied research, and engage in pursuit of currency in Information Systems. The faculty integrate current technology into the curriculum and provide service to the institution, the profession and the community at large.

Successful students in the Computer Information Systems program will be able to demonstrate skills and competencies in the following areas:

  • Computer Information Systems theory and concepts and their application to the functional areas of business;
  • Project management tools and techniques as they apply to Information Systems projects;
  • Programming processes including planning, writing, testing, executing and debugging;
  • Database design, development and management;
  • Telecommunications and networking systems;
  • Web-based systems;
  • Operating systems;
  • Knowledge of how to create and utilize team approaches to problem solving;
  • Advanced knowledge in an Information Systems area;
  • Ability to support the delivery and management of information systems.

Students majoring in computer information systems are encouraged to select advanced courses that best meet their needs in areas such as systems analysis, design, and development; programming; database management/administration; data communications; networks/network administration; electronic commerce; web site development/administration; and management of information systems. Advising for these areas is available from the department chair and individual faculty members.

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems are required to participate in assessment activities at both the department and school levels during their senior year.

Students majoring in Computer Information Systems and interested in pursuing an International Business Concentration should see an advisor.

Certificate Programs

Students must complete each course in the certificate program with a grade of “C” or better. The courses cannot be taken pass/fail.

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