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Computer Information Systems Curriculum

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The CIS curriculum is based on guidance from accrediting agencies, professional organizations, and regional businesses to reflect the current and near future knowledge and skills they want to see from graduates. We invited representatives from local organizations to speak with us, and we listened. Then, we created a program that is continually upgraded and updated to include new technologies and implementations, reflecting the ubiquitous nature of computing today. 

The CIS program at UIW provides a broad base of theoretical and experiential knowledge and skills. We do not focus on any one area, although students are required to select a specialization. 

 Program Highlights

CIS courses are integrated so that the knowledge and skills gained in one are built upon in the next course. For example, in CIS 2328 students assemble a computer, then learn to install and administer operating systems on it in CIS 2340 and CIS 2350, and so forth.  

Almost all courses include individual and group projects and may include community applications to connect students to their world.

MAJOR – Required Courses      

The following courses are required for all CIS students:

  • CIS 1301 – Computer Information Systems      
  • CIS 2328 – Hardware and Systems Software    
  • CIS 2330 – Programming Languages I     
  • CIS 2335 – Network +
  • CIS 2340 – Windows Operating Systems   
  • CIS 2350 – Linux Operating Systems  
  • CIS 2368 – Website Design & Development
  • CIS 3362 – Systems Analysis & Design 
  • CIS 3367 – Networks & Telecommunications
  • CIS 4190 – Seminar in Computer Information Systems   
  • CIS 4310 – Management of Technology
  • CIS 4340 – Computer Systems Security
  • ECON 2302 - Microeconomics

MAJOR – CIS Specialization

Completion of at least one specialization is required. CIS specializations consist of 3 unique courses, plus 2 optional courses, and CIS 4390 Capstone in CIS, the culminating course for all CIS specializations.

Network Security

  • CIS 3340 – Client-Server Networking
  • CIS 3355 – Cloud Computing
  • CIS 4370 – Computer Network Security

Programming

  • CIS 3330 – Programming Languages II
  • CIS 3360 – Computer Science
  • CIS 4330 – Object-Oriented Programming

Website Development

  • CIS 3310 – Database Systems Management
  • CIS 3365 – Website Development II
  • CIS 4375 – Creating Dynamic Websites

Emerging Technologies

  • CIS 3380 – Emerging Web Technologies
  • CIS 4380 – Virtual Environments
  • COMM 4305 – Communications, Technology, & Society

MINOR – CIS  Minor  

The CIS Minor consists of 15 credit hours of CIS courses, 6 hours of which must be in upper level (3000+) courses.