Bachelor of Science
in CIS

Bachelor Science in CIS -
Information Technology Option 

Information Technology is a flexible curriculum that provides for a Supporting Concentration from another field (selected by the student and advisor) as well as additional depth in CIS coursework.

Information Technology (IT) involves the design, support and management of computer hardware, computer software and networks. IT has become an essential part of modern society. Organizations rely heavily on computer related components to manage and process information, and they hire IT professionals to develop and oversee those components.

An Information Technology degree from Missouri Southern State University develops your understanding of organizations' information requirements and prepares you to design and implement information systems to manage them.

A Flexible Program

As a CIS major, the Information Technology program at Missouri Southern State University offers you a tremendous amount of flexibility in selecting courses that support your specific area of interest.

Information Technology Option

Major Code CI04
Credit Hours
 
General Education Requirements (see catalog*)
44
CIS Core(detailed below)
33
Professional Electives
18
(Choose 2 pairs from the following 3 pairs of courses)
CIS 230
CIS 321
Programming with RPG and
Advanced RPG
 
 
OR  
 
CIS 234
CIS 334
Programming with COBOL and
Advanced COBOL  
 
 
OR  
 
CIS 308
CIS 340
Website Administration I and
Website Administration II 
 
 
 
CIS xxx
Electives**
6
 
Supporting Concentration***
15
Supporting Requirements
3
Math 130
College Algebra or above
3
 
General Electives
11
Total Hours
124
*Math course in major requirements satisfies three
hours of the General Education Requirements.
**May not select CIS 101, 105, or 305.
***Must be approved by the student's adviser
and the CIS department head.

 

CIS Core Requirements

 
Credit Hours
CIS 110
Programming I
3
 
CIS 202
Information Systems I
3
 
CIS 210
Programming II
3
 
CIS 310
Database Management Systems I
3
 
CIS 315
Computer Networks
3
 
CIS 345
UNIX System Administration
3
 
CIS 350
Data Structures
3
 
CIS 375 IT Project Management 3  
CIS 410
Information System II (WI)
3
 
CIS 425
Database Management II (WI)
3
 
CIS 450
Operating Systems (WI)
3
 
  Total CIS Core
  33

Only courses in which a student has earned a grade of "C" or above will satisfy departmental requirements for the major or minor in Computer Information Science.

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