Minor in Computer Information Systems

Minor Overview

Information systems are vital to businesses. They are used in problem solving, analysis and decision making at all levels of management. This minor provides you with a strong, functional background in information technology. Proficiency in web programming, data management, networking and data security help you to resolve a range of business issues for many different employers. The ability to track supply chains, and improve electronic business and e-commerce strategies gives you an additional advantage in administrative and managerial roles.

Courses not only make you a more effective user of information technology, but a more informed consumer as well. You’ll be able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of various programs, hardware and software on the market, ensuring that the right ones are chosen and implemented. Whether you plan to work for yourself, or in fields as diverse as telecommunications, health care and law, you’ll know that the technology you depend on functions effectively and reliably, and that important information is protected at all times.

Curriculum and Requirements

Computer Information Systems Minor Curriculum

The minor in computer information systems requires the completion of 18 credits as follows:

CIS Minor Requirements:
CIS 101Introduction to Information Systems3
CIS 125Systems Analysis & Design3
Choose four CIS electives from the following:12
CIS 245
Object-Oriented Programming
CIS 265
Mobile Application Development
CIS 267
HTML & CSS
CIS 270
E-Business Systems
CIS 301
Enterprise Systems
CIS 330
Networking and Data Communications
CIS 350
Advanced Excel Programming (AC 350)
CIS 351
Database Programming and Design
CIS 355
Data Visualization
CIS 381
Web Development
CIS 400
Emerging Topics
CIS 411
Information Systems Security
CIS 427
Information Systems Strategy
CIS 440
IT Project Management
CIS 484
Information Systems Internship
Total Credits18