The Computer Information Systems (CIS) major at Lander allows students to develop the knowledge and skills required to understand these systems and participate in their creation and maintenance.

computer software classThe CIS major has three components: core courses, an emphasis within CIS and a minor (application area) outside CIS. The core includes sequences in problem solving, programming skills, productivity tools and information management, along with courses in data communications, computer organization, software design and analysis, and database design. The program includes hands-on computer projects and a senior capstone experience.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS
Humanities and Fine Arts

6

Behavioral and Social Perspectives 6

PHYS 203

4

MATH 212 or MATH 142

3-4
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
MATH 121 or MATH 123 or ​MATH 141 3-4
Approved Foreign Language 3
LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0

CIS 130

4
Approved General Education Electives2

4-6

Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
CIS 120 3
CIS 230 4
CIS 231 4
CIS 234 1
CIS 240 3
CIS 320 3
CIS 321 3
CIS 335 3
CIS 360 3
CIS 499 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS  CREDIT HOURS
CIS 102 or successful completion of exemption exam; or CIS 202 0-3
CIS 250 3
CIS 330 3
CIS 498 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
MATH 200MATH 242MATH 300, or MATH 308 3-4
MATH 211 and MATH 212, or MATH 311 3-6
MATH 125 or MATH 325 3
   
Total Major Program Requirements 51-58
Additional Electives 20-27
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • Select appropriate math courses according to the minor chosen. Approved minors for this degree include:
    • ​Mathematics
    • Business
    • Health Care Management
    • Sociology
    • Electronic Art
    • Music
    • Public Administration
    • Cybersecurity
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses