Computer Information


A minor in Computer Information Systems will allow students to establish skills and techniques that will provide them with an understanding of the inner workings of technological systems and programs. Students will establish basic skills and abilities


Below is a list of courses that are required to earn a minor in Computer Information Systems. Take a look at the list below to help give you an idea of classes within this program. Be sure to review the official requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Note: This list is intended to give you a glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising.

Required Courses

Choose 3 of the following:

CIS 301 Networking Fundamentals     Credit Hours: 3 
This course introduces networking technologies and prepares students to take CompTia’s vendor-neutral Network+ exam. This course covers a wide range of material about networking, including local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security.
Prerequisite: BUS 101

CIS 312 Program Design and Development     Credit Hours: 3
This course presents an introduction to computational thinking, problem-solving, and programming concepts needed for those that develop user applications. An emphasis is placed on developing structured logic, debugging, and using tools to develop software solutions within a business context.
Prerequisite: BUS 101

CIS 362 System Analysis and Design    Credit Hours: 3 
This course studies the application of tools and techniques modeled from business environments. It is an analysis of data flow, data structure, process flow, file design, input and output, and model construction. Current methodologies utilizing object orientation and maturation concepts are introduced.
Prerequisite: BUS 100, BUS 101, and CIS 312

CIS 411 Object-Oriented Programming    Credit Hours: 3 
This course is an introduction to problem-solving strategies and methods in object-oriented programming. It highlights basic control structures, data types, arithmetic, and logical operations. The course includes the implementation of subroutines, functions, pointers, templates, classes, and objects, inheritance, polymorphism, and encapsulation.
Prerequisite: BUS 101, CIS 312

CIS 421 Relational Database Design and Implementation    Credit Hours: 3 
This course emphasizes the development of a conceptual model into a relational data model. Business rules for entity-relationship diagrams and data models are developed. Principles of data normalization and translation of these principles into a database design are introduced. Hands-on experience with simple data structures is an integral part of the course.
Prerequisite: BUS 101, CIS 312

CIS 423 Database Programming    Credit Hours: 3 
This course is an introduction to database programming using SQL. Topics covered include basic SQL syntax, JOINS, group functions, DML, DDL, and views.
Prerequisite: BUS 101, CIS 312, and CIS 421

CIS 475 Seminar in Information Systems    Credit Hours: 3 
This course is an exploration of current issues and technological advances affecting the development, implementation, and management of information systems.
Prerequisite: Completion of two 300/400 level information systems courses

MGT 377 Project Management    Credit Hours: 3 
This course examines how technologies, project management tools, and modern techniques are applied. Topics include the triple constraint of project management (time, cost, scope), the project life cycle, project selection, project evaluation, work breakdown structure, and critical path.
Prerequisite: BUS 101

You may choose 2 of any ACCT, BUS, CIS, ECON, or MGT course. Courses must consist of at least 6 credit hours total to satisfy the electives requirement. 

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