Computer Information Systems - General (Bachelor of Science)

The Computer Information Systems major emphasizes the development and maintenance of business software systems. It consists of prescriptive courses and elective courses. 

Course Title Credits
Jax MIX General Education Curriculum41
Course Title Credits
Prescriptive Courses
CS 230Fundamentals of Computing3
CS 231Computer Programming I3
CS 232Computer Programming II3
CS 304Technical Writing for Computer Science (WI)3
CS 309Introduction to E-Commerce3
CS 310Software Engineering I3
CS 311Management Information Systems (WI)3
CS 333Computer Organization and Architecture3
CS 350Fundamentals of Computer Operating Systems3
CS 372Information Systems Project Management3
CS 450Computer Networking3
CS 462Ethics and Legal Issues (WI)3
CS 488Database Systems3
CS 491Software Engineering II3
Computer Science 300+ elective courses6
Computer Science 400+ elective courses6

Courses in the major may not be taken until all prerequisites are completed with a grade of “C” or better.

In addition to the major courses, support courses required are:

Course Title Credits
ACC 200Principles of Accounting I3
EC 221Principles of Microeconomics3
FIN 301Business Finance3
MGT 301Principles of Management3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
MS 120Calculus and Its Applications3-4
or MS 125 Calculus I
MS 302Applied Probability and Statistics3

Note: This schedule reflects the computer information systems program beginning with MS 120 Calculus and Its Applications (3) or MS 125 Calculus I (4). Freshman computer information systems majors needing additional preparation before beginning calculus will be placed in the appropriate algebra or precalculus courses that provide this preparation. See advisor.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about Jax MIX requirements and Alabama Transfers equivalents can be found in their respective section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Jax MIX Communication: EH Composition Sequence 3
Jax MIX Inquiry: Science sequence 4
CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology 3
CS 230 Fundamentals of Computing 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
Jax MIX Communication: EH Composition Sequence 3
EH 141 Speech (Jax MIX Communication) 3
Jax MIX Inquiry: Science sequence 4
CS 231 Computer Programming I 3
CS 309 Introduction to E-Commerce 3
MS 120
Calculus and Its Applications (Jax MIX Communication)
or Calculus I
Jax MIX Experience: History 3
CS 232 Computer Programming II 3
CS 304 Technical Writing for Computer Science (WI) 3
ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I 3
Jax MIX Expression: Fine Arts 3
Jax MIX Experience (History if sequence) 1 3
EC 221 Principles of Microeconomics (Jax MIX Experience) 3
CS 310 Software Engineering I 3
CS 311 Management Information Systems (WI) 3
Jax MIX Expression: Literature 3
CS 372 Information Systems Project Management 3
CS 488 Database Systems 3
Computer Science Electives 2 3
Electives 3
Jax MIX Expression (Literature if sequence) 1 3
CS 350 Fundamentals of Computer Operating Systems 3
CS 491 Software Engineering II 3
MGT 301 Principles of Management 3
Computer Science Electives 2 3
CS 333 Computer Organization and Architecture 3
CS 450 Computer Networking 3
MS 302 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
Electives 3
PSY 201 Principles of Psychology (Jax MIX Experience) 3
FIN 301 Business Finance 3
CS 462 Ethics and Legal Issues (WI) 3
Computer Science Electives 2 3
Computer Science Electives 2 3
 Total Hours120