Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

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CIS Course Curriculum

The CIS course curriculum incorporates the best guidance from professional organizations and regional businesses. This enable our curriculum to reflect current and leading edge knowledge and skills. Our program continues to incorporat emerging technologies and practices of the global environment in which we live.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Requirements

120 Credit Hours (minimum)

46 hours    university required core course work
21 hours    basic CIS course work
12 hours    advanced CIS course work
  7 hours    career development course work
15 hours    student selected degree plan specialization courses
19 hours    student selected electives

What is a Degree Plan?

A Degree Plan is a sequence of courses required for a degree.

What is a Specialization?

A Specialization will provide you a depth of knowledge, skills, and practical experience on one CIS area that is of interest to you. Select and complete at least one of CIS Specialization. Each specialization consists of three courses unique to it, plus two courses of your choice from any other CIS Specialization. CIS 4390 is a semester-long project useful to a real company and is a required course for all CIS majors.

Click each specialization for more information.

web development
computer programming
emerging technology
Computer Networking
cyber security

Career Development

Junior Seminar

One-hour, 8-week course introducing students to various CIS opportunities. Presentations by business and community leaders who will explain their current and future CIS needs.

Junior Internship

Practical work experience in CIS through a monitored work experience on or off campus. Registration with UIW Career Services regarding “Internship” is required. Additional class assignments include:

  • Resume
  • Business Cards
  • Market Plan Strategy
  • Career Interest survey
  • Professional Meetings

Senior Capstone Project

This is the culmination of your CIS experience. You will put your skills, knowledge, and brainpower to work in creating a solution to an existing issue that will help an organization.

Examples of previous Capstone projects include an automated penetration testing computer system; and a firewall/proxy server made out of a Raspberry Pi.   

You are only limited by your imagination and the constraints of the organization with which you will work.