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** 24
Supporting Requirements
ACCT 201       Financial Accounting
ACCT 202       Managerial Accounting
CIS 305           Microcomputer Applications
MATH 310       Elementary Statistics
... plus one course from these choices:
    Math 130     College Algebra
or Math 135     Trigonometry
or Math 140     Algebra & Trigonometry
or Math 150     Calculus I

General Electives 8
Total Hours


*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.