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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
Semester Catalog 2017-2018

Computer Information Systems, B.S.


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The Information Systems Department’s responsibility is to educate its students in the various aspects of organizational-oriented information systems and technology.  The department is engaged in teaching not just the design, development, implementation and operation of information systems, but also the management of such systems. The department prepares its students for both the support, technical and management oriented professional jobs in this field.

A total of 120 semester units are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, of which 48 units are in General Education courses. Consult with an advisor for details on the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE, option, and electives.

For Major Specific Admissions Criteria go to http://www.calstatela.edu/admissions/major-specific-criteria

Requirements for the Business Systems Option (72 units)


This degree program in the business systems 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 the BSBA (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) may pursue this option for a dual bachelor’s degree because it requires only five additional courses.

Note 1:


ECON 2010 or ECON 2020 is double-counted in GE Block D.

Notes:


Note 3: ECON 3060 is double-counted in Upper Division GE Block B: Natural Science and Mathematics

Note 4: MGMT 3080 is double-counted in GE Block C: Upper Division Requirement: Arts and Humanities, and is also Diversity (D) course.

Note 5: BUS 3050 is designated as a Writing Intensive (WI) course.

Other Option Courses (9-21 units)


Select 9 to 21 units (three to seven courses) of upper division courses from one functional area within the College of Business and Economics.  (Other functional areas outside of the College of business and economics can be considered with the approval of the advisor.)

Note 6:


The exact number of units to be fulfilled for option courses will be determined by the number of double counted General Education courses taken by a student.

Requirements for the Information Systems Option (72 units)


This information systems (IS) major option provides students with the specialized knowledge needed for IT professional employment in all size business and government 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.

Note 1:


ECON 2010 or ECON 2020 is double counted in GE Block D.

Lower Division Required Information Systems Core Courses (6 units)


Note 3:


BUS 3050 is designated as a Writing Intensive (WI) course.

IS Option Elective Courses (18-24 Units)


Select 18 to 24 units (six to eight courses) of electives from the IS/IT Elective Courses that appear at the end of this proposal (Other functional areas outside of the college of business and economics can be considered with the approval of the advisor.)

Note 4:


The exact number of units to be fulfilled for option courses will be determined by the number of double counted General Education courses taken by the student.

Requirements for the Information Technology Option (72 units)


This specialized information technology (IT) option provides students with the specialized knowledge needed for IT professional employment in all size of IT related 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.

Lower Division Required Business Courses (3 units)


Note 2:


BUS 3050 is designated as a Writing Intensive (WI) course.

IT Option Elective courses (39 units)


Select 39 to 42 units (13 to 14 courses) of electives from the IS/IT Elective Courses that appear at the end of this proposal (Other functional areas within or outside of the college of business and economics can be considered with the approval of the advisor.)

IS/IT Elective Courses


Notes:

*Total CIS 4980 units for the Computer Information Systems major may not exceed 6 and require adviser approval.

**Total of CIS 4540 units may not exceed 6 units.

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