Computer Information Systems Degree (B.S.), Part-time

Why Study Computer Information Systems Part-time?

We are proud to offer a part-time course schedule designed for today’s busy student. Our part-time programs allow students to complete their degree on a timeline that fits their schedules. Courses may be offered year-round in the fall, winter, spring, and two summer sessions.

*Note: For programs that may require day courses Graduate and Continuing Education students register during cross registration or add/drop period.

Requirements for the Computer Information Systems Degree

Requirements for the Computer Information Systems Major

The CIS program of study requires 66-70 credits in the major, to include 36-40 credits of direct CAIS study, 21 credits in business background courses, and 9 credits in supporting liberal arts course work (of which 9-10 credits simultaneously fulfill 3 core course requirements). The requirements are as follow:

    Direct CAIS Study - 36-40 Credits:

    • CAIS 0125 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems
    • CAIS 0205 - Introduction to Cobol
    • CAIS 0210 - Database Application Development Techniques
    • CAIS 0308 - Advanced Cobol/File Processing
    • CAIS 0310 - Database Management
    • CAIS 0346 - Systems Analysis and Design
    • CAIS 0353 - Applied Development Project

    One of the following Algorithmic Language Electives - 3 or 4 Credits:

    • CAIS 0117 - Introduction to Computer Programming
    • CAIS 0120 - Computer Science/Program Design I *

    One of the following CAIS courses (Tier 2 electives) - 3 or 4 Credits:

    • CAIS 0120 - Computer Science/Program Design I *
    • CAIS 0211 - RPG Programming Credits: 3
    • CAIS 0212 - Visual Programming Concepts
    • CAIS 0216 - Web-Based Application Development
    • CAIS 0220 - Computer Science/Program Design II
    • CAIS 0236 - Computer Organization and Architecture

    Note:

    (*CAIS 0120 may satisfy either the Algorithmic Language or the Tier 2 requirement, but not both.)

      Two of the following CAIS courses (Tier 3 electives) - 6 or 7 Credits:

      • CAIS 0230 - Data Structures/Algorithm Analysis
      • CAIS 0290 - Introduction to Computer Security
      • CAIS 0305 - Elements of Systems Programming
      • CAIS 0307 - Organization of Programming Languages
      • CAIS 0312 - End-User Computing: an Overview
      • CAIS 0315 - Multimedia Presentation Technology
      • CAIS 0316 - Web Programming
      • CAIS 0337 - Networking and Client/Server Computing
      • CAIS 0341 - Computer Graphics
      • CAIS 0347 - Introduction to Networking
      • CAIS 0350 - Artificial Intelligence

      One additional Tier 2 or Tier 3 elective from the lists above - 3-4 Credits

        Business Background Study - 21 Credits:

        • ACCT 0104 - Principles of Accounting I
        • ACCT 0105 - Principles of Accounting II
        • MGMT 0221 - Business Management: A Survey of Organizational Development and Management Principles
        • MGMT 0250 - Quantitative Approaches to Business Decisions
        • MGMT 0308 - Organizational Development & Behavior

        Two of the following three courses - 6 Credits:

        • FINC 0207 - Financial Management
        • MGMT 0220 - Production/Operations Management
        • MRKT 0231 - Marketing Management

        Designated CORE and/or Liberal Arts courses - 9 Credits:

        • ECON 0101 - Principles of Macroeconomics
        • MATH 0108 - Elementary Statistics
        • ENGL 0392 - Business and Technical Writing

        Additional Graduation Requirements

        All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .