Computer Information Systems Major
The Computer Information Systems major is intended for students interested in pursuing a major in computer science with an emphasis on information systems and business. While the computer science requirements in the CIS curriculum are similar to those in the CS curriculum for the first two years, they differ in focus, especially in the cognate (courses required outside of the Computer Science Department) requirements.
Educational Objectives of the Program
- Graduates will be able to analyze, design, implement and evaluate computer-based solutions.
- Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the global and local societal impact of computing, including professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
- Graduates will be able to communicate, collaborate and present computing solutions using current technology in an effective and professional manner.
- Graduates will be able to engage in continuing professional development and life-long learning.
- Graduates will be able to support the delivery and management of information systems.
- Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of management and business practices in information technology.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the CIS major are expected to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- The ability to analyze a computer-based solution in software and hardware,
- The ability to design a computer based solution in software and hardware,
- The ability to implement and evaluate a computer based solution in software and hardware,
- Demonstrate an understanding of the local and global societal impact of computing,
- Demonstrate awareness of professional, ethical and social responsibilities related to computing,
- The ability to communicate effectively (written & oral),
- The ability to function effectively on teams,
- Demonstrate recognition of the need for life-long learning and professional development,
- The ability to provide methods for delivery of an information system,
- The ability to manage and troubleshoot an information system, and
- The ability to understand current business practices practices in IT.