2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer and Information Systems, Bachelor of Science

The computer and information systems major will help prepare students to function as information professionals in a world that is being constantly transformed by technology. This preparation includes the cultivation of analytic and critical thinking skills as well as the ability to work and communicate with others on complex projects. Students will learn to integrate insights into God’s creation derived from computer and information systems with their Christian understanding of the world and to present themselves as moral and responsible Christian professionals and servant leaders. The computer and information systems major emphasizes the theoretical foundations of information systems that will allow them, as life-long learners, to keep pace with rapidly changing technology over the course of their careers. Students also learn the technical skills necessary to begin as information professionals following graduation. Students who successfully complete the computer and information systems major can expect entry-level professional positions or admission to graduate school upon graduation.

The computer and information systems major requires the completion of 48 credits. The computer and information systems major leads to a bachelor of science degree.

Computer and Information Systems Major Requirements

Core Courses

BUSN 101Business Management

3

BUSN 360Professional Leaders/Ethics/Develop

3

BUSN 409Business: Our Ethical Calling

2

CIST 101Introduction to Information Systems

3

CIST 140Introductory Computer Programming

3

CIST 210Programming and Data Structures I

3

CIST 305Applied Lab in IT

3

CIST 315Networking & Communication

3

CIST 325World Wide Web Programming

3

CIST 330Database Management

3

CIST 335IT Security and Risk Management

3

CIST 340System Analysis/Application Design

3

CIST 345Managing Technical People

3

CIST 405Practicum

4

 

ECON 101Survey of Economics

3

OR

ECON 201Principles of Economics I

3

One of the following

ACCT 101Principles of Accounting I

3

ECON 202Principles of Economics II

3

MRKT 201Marketing

3

COMPUTER AND INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE
Type of Credit Required Credits
General Education (For B.S.)* 49
Major 52
Elective 25
Total Credits to Earn Degree 120
*Based on students arriving as first time freshmen. Some general education requirements are met through required major courses. This reduces the number of required general education credits.