Computer Science and Information Systems Major

Computer Science

Computer Science Option: 56-57 Total Credits

This option has a technical and theoretical emphasis providing students with a comprehensive understanding of software engineering, computing techniques and the underlying theories. Graduates will develop skills relevant to the analysis, design and implementation of sophisticated software/hardware systems and communication networks.

Required Courses: 39 cr. hrs.
CSIS 161 Programming I 3 cr.
CSIS 162 Programming II 3 cr.
CSIS 225 Web Development I 3 cr.
CSIS 235 Object-Oriented Programming 3 cr.
CSIS 237 Data Structure and Algorithm 3 cr.
CSIS 247 Introduction to Computer Networks 3 cr.
CSIS 248 Operating Systems Programming 3 cr.
CSIS 333 Database Management Systems 3 cr.
CSIS 343 Software Engineering and Capstone Project 3 cr.
CSIS 355 Computer Organization and Assembly Language 3 cr.
CSIS 429 Operating Systems 3 cr.
CSIS 435 Computer and Information Security 3 cr.
CSIS 484 Senior Capstone Seminar 3 cr.
or CSIS 379 Internship in Computer Science 3 cr.

Directed Electives 9 cr. hrs.
To be selected from 200-400 level CSIS-CS courses, excluding CSIS 215. In consultation with advisor, student may take up to three (3) credits from CSIS 423, CSIS 440, MATH 346, MATH 347, or GEOG 250.

Required supporting math courses: 8-9 cr. hrs.
MATH 156 Calculus for Business and Social Science 3 cr.
or MATH 166 Calculus I 4 cr.
MATH 236 Discrete Mathematics 4 cr.
CBE 100 Orientation to CBE 0.5 cr.
CBE 300 Professional Development 0.5 cr.

Information Systems

Information Systems Option: 55-56 Total Credits

The analysis and design of information systems with an emphasis on managing, storing, transmitting and providing ready access to information is the key to the IS option. Graduates will develop skills relevant to the analysis, design and implementation of sophisticated information systems.

Required Courses: 30 cr. hrs.
CSIS 161 Programming I 3 cr.
CSIS 162 Programming II 3 cr.
CSIS 215 Information Systems for Business Management 3 cr.
CSIS 235 Object-Oriented Programming 3 cr.
CSIS 247 Introduction to Computer Networks 3 cr.
CSIS 333 Database Management Systems 3 cr.
CSIS 423 Introduction to System Analysis I 3 cr.
CSIS 433 Design Analysis MIS 3 cr.
CSIS 440 Information Systems Project Management 3 cr.
CSIS 484 Senior Capstone Seminar 3cr
or CSIS 379 Internship in Computer Science 3 cr.

Directed Electives: 6 cr. hrs.
Two (2) courses to be selected from the following:
CSIS 225 Web Development I
ECON 326 Statistical Methods for Economics and Business 3 cr.
MNGT 318 Operations Research 3 cr.
MNGT 340 Ethical Leadership 3 cr.
MNGT 350 Decision Making 3 cr.
GEOG 250 Introduction to GISci 3 cr.
Other 300-400 CSIS level courses in consultation with advisor

Required supporting courses: 19-20 cr. hrs.

  • Business Domain: 12 cr. hrs.

COMS 116 Business and Professional Communication 3 cr.
or ENGL 266 Business Writing 3 cr.
MNGT 300 Management and Organizational Behavior 3 cr.
MNGT 365 Business Process Management 3 cr.
One (1) course from:
MNGT 320 Human Resource Management 3 cr.
or ACCT 231 Principles of Accounting I 3 cr.
or MNGT 361 Operations Management 3 cr.
or MKTG 310 Principles of Marketing 3 cr.

  • Math: 6-7 cr. hrs.

MATH 156 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 3 cr.
or MATH 166 Calculus I 4 cr.
ECON 226 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr.
or MATH 226 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 cr.

  • CBE required courses for all majors: 1 cr. hr.

CBE 100 Orientation to CBE 0.5 cr.
CBE 300 Professional Development 0.5 cr.

Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

124 South Hall
715-425-3335
www.uwrf.edu/CBE/

Hossein Najafi - Chair, Ahmad Abuhejleh, Charles Hurt, Arpan Jani, Anthony Varghese, Ellen Schultz-Senior Academic Advisor.

The vision of the College of Business and Economics is to be a community of choice and the regional leader in the acquisition, study, application and sharing of business, economics and information technology knowledge.  Consistent with this vision, the college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

Admission Requirements

For all majors in the College of Business and Economics (CBE):
Completion of at least 27 required general education credits with a minimum GPA of 2.25.

Additionally, the following must be completed, or in progress for completion, during the semester preceding admission. Students may register prior to acceptance, but acceptance is required for attendance in CBE upper-level courses. Students with Lower Division GPAs between 2.25 and 2.50 may petition to the Assistant Dean for consideration on a case-by-case basis.

For admission to the CSIS-Computer Science major:
GPA of 2.50 in CSIS 161, 162, 235 and CBE 100.

For admission to the CSIS-Information Systems major:
GPA of 2.50 in CSIS 161, 162, 215 and CBE 100.


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