Lander’s engineering dual degree program, offered in cooperation with Clemson University’s prestigious College of Engineering and Science, allows you to earn two very marketable degrees from two excellent schools.

computer teacher and studentThis cooperative program enables you to reap the benefits of attending both a small, liberal arts school and a large, technically oriented university and receive two bachelor’s degrees, one from each institution.

In this course of study, you will spend three years at Lander majoring in CIS. Then you begin two years of study at Clemson in an engineering field of your choice.

If you major in computer information systems at Lander, you may pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at Clemson. 

 

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 141

Single Variable Calculus I

4

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

 
  HUMA 285PHIL 101PHIL 103MUSI 101THTR 201 3
  ENGL 201ENGL 202ENGL 204ENGL 205ENGL 214ENGL 221, ENGL 241 3
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives  
 

HIST 101HIST 102POLS 103

3
 

PSYC 101SOCI 101,  POLS 103

3
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
  CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
  PHYS 211 General Physics I 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  
  ES 314 Cultural Perspectives of Global Climate Change 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 37

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
ECE 272 Computer Organization (Taken at Clemson)
Students must take ECE 272 in place of CIS 335, which is a core requirement at Lander.
 
CIS 360 Database Design 3
CIS 499 Project Implementation and Management 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS  CREDIT
HOURS
CIS 202 Computer Applications for Engineers 3
PHYS 212 General Physics II 4
MATH 308 Linear Algebra
OR MATH 325 Discrete Mathematics
3
MATH 211  Statistical Methods I
OR MATH 311 Mathematical Statistics
3

 

REQUIRED MATHEMATICS MINOR CREDIT
HOURS
MATH 142 Calculus II 4
MATH 241 Calculus III 4
MATH 242 Differential Equations 4
Any 300-level or above Mathematics course 3
MATH 212 

Statistical Methods II
OR Any 300-level or above Mathematics course

3
   
Total Major Program Requirements 62
Additional Electives 21
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • 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