The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (BS-CIS) with a cyber security concentration prepares students for a variety of IT managerial and technical cyber security and cyber defense positions. Students will gain working knowledge in a multitude of areas such as identifying cyber threats, cyber-exploits, network and server side attacks, defensive IT countermeasures, wireless network security, cryptography, password cracking, web exploitation, cyber terrorism, and various aspects of identifying threat vulnerabilities, IT security risk management, disaster recovery planning, cyber law, information assurance (IA), and more.
Cyber security concentration students will acquire the core cyber security knowledge that is required for key technical and managerial IT security positions. Students will develop the foundational skills needed to be successful in their chosen cyber security career path.
The program seeks to develop a deeper understanding of the role of information systems within organizations and the processes that support technology-enabled business development.
At the conclusion of the CIS program, students will demonstrate the ability to:
- Analyze, design, implement, and maintain an information system.
- Communicate clearly and effectively in writing and speaking.
- Work effectively as a team member for a common purpose.
- Identify ethical issues and provide alternatives or solutions.
Specific Program Requirements
CIS majors must complete a total of 120 credits.
These credits include 36 credit hours of general education, 10 credits of quantitative analysis, 9 credits of non-CIS related courses, 52 credits in CIS major courses, 1 open elective, and 12 credits of Cyber Security Concentration.
CIS majors are encouraged to complete a minor in Business Administration or another Business-related minor.
|General Education 1||36|
|Quantitative Analysis Requirement||10|
|Quantitative Analysis for Business|
|Inferential Statistics & Problem Solving|
|Advanced Business Statistics|
|Required Related Courses||9|
|Principles of Management|
|CIS Major Courses||52|
|Introduction to Access DBMS|
|Introduction to Computer Information Systems|
|Introduction to Java Programming|
|Introduction to Cyber Security|
|SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN|
|Introduction to Business Analytics|
|Advance Program Design With Java|
|Introduction to Web Development|
|Senior Professional Project|
|Cyber Security Concentration||12|
|Network Systems Administration|
|Cyber Security & Defense|
|IT Security Risk Management|
General Education courses must include the courses listed under "Specific General Education Requirements."
Specific General Education Requirements
|Speaking & Listening|
|Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) |
and Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)
|Introductory College Mathematics (GT-MA1)|
Specific Graduation Requirements
- Students majoring in computer information systems must maintain grades of C or higher in all CIS courses. In addition, all required CIS prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
- Students must complete at least 120 semester hours in an approved program of study, including 52 hours in the major.
- Students must complete a minimum of 21 credits of CIS upper-division course work. At least 16 of these upper-division CIS credits must be taken in residence.
- Students must complete a course planning worksheet and participate in the advisement process with a CIS faculty advisor.
Summary of Graduation Requirements (CIS)
General Education: 361
Quantitative Analysis Requirement: 10
Required Related: 9
Open Electives: 13
TOTAL (minimum credits): 120
Disclaimer: The Planning Sheet is designed as a guide for student's planning their course selections. The information on this page provides only a suggested schedule. Actual course selections should be made with the advice and consent of an academic advisor. While accurately portraying the information contained in the college catalog, this form is not considered a legal substitute for that document. Students should become familiar with the catalog in effect at the time in which they entered the institution.
|CIS 100||Introduction to Word||1|
|CIS 103||Introduction to PowerPoint||1|
|CIS 104||Introduction to Excel Spreadsheets||1|
|CIS 105||Introduction to Access DBMS||1|
|CIS 150||Introduction to Computer Information Systems||3|
|ENG 101||Rhetoric & Writing I (GT-CO1)||3|
|MATH 101||Introductory College Mathematics (GT-MA1)||3|
|CIS 171||Introduction to Java Programming||4|
|CIS 185||PC Architecture||3|
|ENG 102||Rhetoric & Writing II (GT-CO2)||3|
|MATH 220||Quantitative Analysis for Business||4|
|CID 103||Speaking & Listening||3|
|CIS 240||Systems Analysis & Design||3|
|CIS 315||Linux Fundamentals||3|
|ECON 201||Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)||3|
|BSAD 265||Inferential Statistics & Problem Solving||3|
|CIS 271||Advanced Program Design with Java||4|
|CIS 289||Network Concepts||3|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|BSAD 360||Advanced Business Statistics||3|
|CIS 311||Introduction to Web Development||3|
|CIS 350||Database Management||3|
|ECON 202||Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)||3|
|BSAD 270||Business Communications||3|
|Elective 3 credits must be upper division CIS course.||6|
|MGMT 368||Project Management||3|
|CIS 401||Network Systems Administration||3|
|CIS 462||Computer Forensics||3|
|CIS 432||Senior Professional Project||6|
|CIS 493||Senior Seminar||1|
|CIS 460||Cyber Security & Defense||3|
|CIS 461||IT Security Risk Management||3|