Computer Information Sciences Program Requirements

Computer Information Sciences (B.S.)

The Computer Information Sciences program combines the study of computer systems and computer technology with the study of a specialization selected by the student. The Computer Information Sciences graduate will be able to understand and implement computer systems on different platforms, and will be prepared to develop innovative applications in areas such as networking and network programming, database systems, database programming and data warehousing, Web and multimedia technologies, computer animation, and security based on the course of study.

CIS Core Courses

The purpose of the core courses is to provide the student with a foundation in the areas of the design and implementation of computer systems, computer networks, and digital media. The capstone experience is the internship. The courses included in the core are the following:

  • CS 151 Computational Thinking
  • CS 211 Computer Programming I
  • CS 212 Computer Programming II
  • CS 305 Computer Systems
  • CS 306 Database Analysis and Logical Design
  • CS 317 Ethics and Digital Technology
  • CS 372 Software Engineering
  • CS 440 Data Communications
  • CS 499 Internship
  • Total 30 credits

Cybersecurity Specialization

  • CS 318 Biometrics
  • CS 340 Programming for the Web
  • CS 474 Computer Forensics
  • CS 477 Computer Security
  • CS 478 Cryptography
  • Total 15 credits

Digital Media Specialization

  • CS 320 Introduction to 3D Modeling and Animation
  • CS 334 Computerized Graphics
  • CS 338 Web Design, Authoring and Publishing
  • CS 341 Interactive Multimedia Systems
  • CS 342 Web Animation
  • Total 15 credits

CIS Electives

These courses allow students to gain further knowledge and experience in an area of their choice. Suggested areas are networks, 3D modeling and printing, virtual reality and game design, interactive multimedia, and Web development.

*Note: The following courses in mathematics and science are required for all CIS majors:

  • MAT 109 Precalculus Mathematics I
  • MAT 152 Elementary Probability and Statistics
  • PHY 151 Introductory Physics
  • PHY 151L Introductory Physics Lab
  • Total 10 credits