Department Requirements for the BIS Degree

A minimum of 36 credit hours must be completed, including 24 hours of required courses and at least 12 hours of specialization elective courses. In addition, certain co-requisite courses must be taken, primarily from the College of Business Administration. ISQA 3300, ISQA 3310, ISQA 3420 & ISQA 4910 should be completed during the junior year, and 4110 and 4120 should be completed during the senior year. The student must also complete the 15 hours of co-requisite courses listed. The student is also encouraged to select courses from the list of “free electives” for other courses. Courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for the College of Information Science & Technology.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses (24 hours)

One additional programming course e.g CSCI 1840 Intro to C Programming;

CSCI 2510Introduction to Game Programming

3 credits

CSCI 2840C++ and Object Oriented Programming

3 credits

CSCI 2850Programming on the Internet

3 credits

ISQA 4000Special Topics: Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis

1 - 5 credits

offerings that focus on programming and programming languages

CSCI 3710Introduction to Digital Design and Computer Organization

3 credits

CSCI 4220Principles of Programming Languages

3 credits

ISQA 3300File Structures for Information Systems

3 credits

ISQA 3310/CSCI 4850Managing the Data Base Environment

3 credits

ISQA 3420Managing in a Digital World

3 credits

ISQA 3400Business Data Communications

3 credits

ISQA 4110Information Systems Analysis

3 credits

ISQA 4120System Design and Implementation

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Specialization Elective Courses (12 hours)

ISQA 3150Principles of Quantitative Analysis

3 credits

ISQA 3250Intermediate Quantitative Analysis

3 credits

ISQA 3520Graphical User Interface Design

3 credits

CIST 4350Technical Systems Administration

3 credits

CIST 4370Security Administration

3 credits

CIST 3600Information Security and Policy

3 credits

ISQA 4000Special Topics: Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis

1 - 5 credits

ISQA 4010Business Intelligence

3 credits

ISQA 4100Information Systems Architecture and Organization

3 credits

ISQA 4150Advanced Statistical Methods for IS&T

3 credits

ISQA 4180Electronic Commerce

3 credits

ISQA 4190Process Reengineering with Information Technology

3 credits

ISQA 4200Information and Data Quality Management

3 credits

ISQA 4300Database Administration

3 credits

CIST 4360Foundations of Information Assurance

3 credits

ISQA 4380Distributed Technologies and Systems

3 credits

ISQA 4500Special Problems in Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis

2 - 3 credits

ISQA 4510Information Systems Internship

1 - 3 credits

ISQA 4730Decision Support Systems

3 credits

ISQA 4880Systems Simulation and Modeling

3 credits

ISQA 4890Data Warehousing and Data Mining

3 credits

ISQA 4900Internet Systems Development

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

*Note that there are different topics covered in ISQA 4000. Check the class schedule for specific topics offered during a particular semester.

Co-requisite Courses from the College of Business

ACCT 2010Principles of Accounting I

3 credits

ACCT 2020Principles of Accounting II

3 credits

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

ECON 2220Principles of Economics (Macro)

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Upper-level business: select one from the following:

FNBK 3250Principles of Financial Management

3 credits

MKT 3310Principles of Marketing

3 credits

Or

MGMT 3510Human Resource Management

3 credits

Because the management information systems area is cross disciplinary in nature, a student needs to have an understanding of economics and business functions. These areas are covered by the above co-requisite required courses:

Suggested Free Electives

Any 3000 or 4000-level CSCI or BSAD courses