UIW CIS courses are integrated so that knowledge and skills gained in one course are applied in the next.
In CIS 1301 undergraduates learn about the impact of computers on the world and get an overview of the various components that make up computer information systems.
Then, in CIS 2328 students assemble a computer, install and administer Windows and Linux operating systems on their computers in CIS 2340 and CIS 2350, network them in CIS 2335, create a client-server network in CIS 3340, and learn how to secure a network in CIS 4340 and CIS 4370.
Undergraduates learn how organizations use and manage computers, starting with programming software in CIS 2330, CIS 3330, and CIS 4330, progressing to telecommunications in CIS 3367; website and database design and development in CIS 3310, CIS 3368, and CIS 4368; and Web 2.0 and virtual environments technologies in CIS 3380 and CIS 4380.
Finally, in CIS 3362, CIS 4310, and CIS 4190, students learn to analyze organizational IT requirements and to create a computer information system to solve those needs. Undergraduates see how to manage technology in organizations, and the latest research and developments in information technologies.
In addition to studying about and applying knowledge and skills about computer information systems, all courses include team projects and may include community applications to connect studies to the larger community within and outside of the university.
What are the requirements for a degree or a minor in CIS?
To successfully complete requirements for a Bachelor Science degree in Computer Information Systems, a student must earn a minimum of 120 credit hours in required and elective courses.
This total includes:
There are also elective CIS courses that are offered when needed. Details of degree requirements are specified in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
1. CIS Major (34 required credit hours)
CIS 1301 Computer Information Systems
CIS 2325 Personal Productivity Applications
CIS 2328 Hardware & Systems Software
CIS 2330 Programming Languages I
CIS 2335 Network+
CIS 2340 Windows Operating Systems
CIS 2350 Linux Operating Systems
CIS 3367 Introduction to Networks & Telecommunications
CIS 3368 Website Design & Development
CIS 4190 Seminar in Computer Information Systems
CIS 4310 Management of Technology
CIS 4340 Computer Systems Security
2. CIS Concentrations (12 credit hours required in two or more groups)
Concentration – Website & Database Development
CIS 3310 Database Management Systems
CIS 4368 Website Programming & Databases
Concentration – Computer Programming
CIS 3330 Programming Languages II
CIS 4330 Object-Oriented Programming
Concentration – Network Security
CIS 3340 Client-Server Networking
CIS 4370 Network Security
Concentration – Communications Technologies
CIS 3380 Emerging Web Technologies
CIS 4380 Virtual Environments
3. Supporting Business Courses (9 credit hours required)
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
ACCT 2301 Accounting for Non-Majors (or any accounting course)
MIS 2321 Introduction to Information Systems
4. Elective Courses
CIS 3319 Internship in CIS
CIS 3360 Computer Science
CIS 4398 Independent Study
CIS 4399 Special Topics in CIS
Many students studying for other degrees also take CIS courses. A CIS Minor adds value and marketability to your degree program.
A Minor in Computer Information Systems consists of 12 credit hours of CIS courses, namely:
12 credits, including the following three courses…
CIS 2325 (Personal Productivity Applications)
CIS 2328 (Hardware & Systems Software)
Either CIS 2340 (Windows Operating Systems) or CIS 2350 (Linux Operating Systems)
…PLUS any one of the following:
CIS 2330 (Programming Languages I)
CIS 2335 (Network +)
CIS 3310 (Database Management Systems)
CIS 3340 (Client-Server Networking)
CIS 3368 (Website Design & Development
CIS 3380 (Emerging Web Technologies)
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