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University Catalog 2011-2014 (PRINTED) 
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Computer Information Systems, B.S.

A total of 186 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)

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 selects an option in either Business Systems or Information Technology.

Option 1: Business Systems (20 units)

This option prepares students for careers as information systems professionals in end-user departments (such as accounting, marketing, finance, and human resources) in which they support personal computing activities, develop and maintain departmental information systems, and work as business analysts; or work in information centers. Students who select this option are encouraged to pursue a second major in Business Administration because it requires only a few additional courses.

Business and Economics Electives (12 units)

Select 12 units of upper division courses from one functional area within the College of Business and Economics, with adviser approval. Lists of approved functional areas are available in the Department of Information Systems office.

Option 2: Information Technology (20 units)

This option provides the specialized knowledge needed for professional employment in an enterprise-level information systems department in all size organizations.


*Total CIS 398 and 498 units for the Computer Information Systems major may not exceed 8 and require adviser approval.

**Total of CIS 454 units may not exceed 8 units.