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Computer Information Systems, B.S.


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A total of 184 units is required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, of which 108 units are in the major. All degree candidates must complete 78 units in courses outside the College of Business and Economics. See Undergraduate Studies: General Information  for details concerning these other units. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Requirements for the Major (108 units)


Two options, Information Systems and Information Technology, are offered in the CIS Major program.

Both options require a common core of 88 units of lower and upper division courses in the College of Business and Economics. In addition, each student with upper division standing must select an option.

Option 1: Information Systems (20 units)


This option prepares students for careers as information systems professionals in different career fields (such as accounting, marketing, finance, human resources etc.) in which they support personal and organizational computing activities develop and maintain enterprise information systems; or work in information centers. Students in other business disciplines may pursue this option for a dual degree because it requires only a few additional courses.

Business and Economics or other Electives (12 units)


Select 12 units of upper division courses from one functional area within the College of Business and Economics from the following list:
(Other functional areas outside of the college of business and economics can be considered with the approval of the advisor.)

Option 2: Information Technology (20 units)


This option provides students with the specialized knowledge needed for IT professional employment in all size organizations and offers the choice of a wide variety of in-depth courses in specific areas of information systems. The elective courses will allow students to prepare for certifications in various it tracks including, but not limited to, application development, enterprise systems and networking, and information assurance. See the information systems departmental advisors for more information.

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