Computer information systems are prominent in the modern world.

computer classAs a computer information systems major, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills required to understand the varied, complex computer systems of today, including their design and implementation.

The 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
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
  MATH 121

Mathematics for Business, Life Science, and the Social Sciences
OR MATH 123 Calculus and its Applications
OR MATH 141 Single Variable Calculus I

3-4

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
  MATH 212 Statistical Methods II
OR MATH 142 Calculus II
3-4
  PHYS 203 Electronics 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
CIS 120 Fundamentals of Information Systems and
Information Technology
3
CIS 130 Problem Solving and Programming Methods 4
CIS 230 Computer Programming Principles I 4
CIS 231 Computer Programming Principles II 4
CIS 234 Introduction to C/C++ Programming 1
CIS 240 Introduction to Data Communications 3
CIS 320 Information Systems and Practice 3
CIS 321 Analysis and Design 3
CIS 335 Computer Organization 3
CIS 360 Database Design 3
CIS 499 Project Implementation and Management 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS  CREDIT
HOURS
CIS 102  Application Software
OR successful completion of exemption exam
OR CIS 202 Computer Applications for Engineers
0-3
CIS 250 Introduction to E-Commerce 3
CIS 340 Communication Protocols 3
CIS 341 Theory of Data Communications 3
CIS 440 Special Topics in Networking and Communication 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
MATH 125  Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 
OR MATH 325 Discrete Mathematics
3
MATH 211  Statistical Methods I
OR MATH 311 Mathematical Statistics
3
Select 1
MATH 200MATH 242MATH 300, MATH 308
3-4
     
Total Major Program Requirements 55-59
Additional Electives 26-30
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
    • Psychology
    • Political Science
    • 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