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
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 370COBOL for Information Systems3
CS 450Computer Networking3
CS 462Ethics and Legal Issues (WI)3
CS 488Database Systems3
CS 491Software Engineering II3
General
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 science 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 general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
EH Composition sequence 3
Natural Science sequence 4
CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology 3
CS 230 Fundamentals of Computing 3
STU 101 First Year Experience 0
 Hours13
Spring
EH Composition sequence 3
EH 141 Oral Communication 3
Natural Science sequence 4
CS 231 Computer Programming I 3
CS 309 Introduction to E-Commerce 3
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
MS 120
Calculus and Its Applications
or Calculus I
4
History 3
CS 232 Computer Programming II 3
CS 304 Technical Writing for Computer Science (WI) 3
ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I 3
 Hours16
Spring
Fine Arts 3
History/Social/Behavioral Science 1 3
EC 221 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CS 311 Management Information Systems (WI) 3
CS 310 Software Engineering I 3
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
EH Literature 3
CS 370 COBOL for Information Systems 3
CS 488 Database Systems 3
Computer Science Electives 2 3
Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
Humanities & Fine Arts 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
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
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
 Hours15
Spring
PSY 201 Principles of Psychology 3
CS 462 Ethics and Legal Issues (WI) 3
FIN 301 Business Finance 3
Computer Science Electives 2 3
Computer Science Electives 2 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120