Computer Information Systems

Area of Business

Updated Fall 2013

The computer information systems major supports the following goals of Milligan College:

The major in computer information systems (CIS) is designed to prepare students for careers as programmers/analysts, lead programmers, management information systems directors, and systems project leaders for applications in business, industry, and government.

Course work in this major emphasizes systems analysis and design, programming, and management. It is recommended that students with a major in computer information systems complete a minor in a business-related area.

Graduates with a major in computer information systems are expected to:

  1. Possess a thorough understanding of the information systems analysis and design process, as well as the development (programming) and implementation (hardware, software, networking) processes of computing applications in a business environment;
  2. Possess oral and written communication skills necessary to convey technical information in a business or technical environment;
  3. Have acquired knowledge and skills needed for positions in a variety of computer/business-related fields.

Computer Information Systems major - B.A. or B.S.

Required courses in the major:

The following general education requirement is fulfilled in the major:

Total number of hours required for the major: 42

To earn a bachelor’s degree, a student must complete 128 semester hours in courses with course numbers at the 100 level or above. In addition to courses in the major (and minor, if applicable), students must complete the requirements for a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree as described on Pages 41-43 of the 2013-14 catalog. The B.A. degree requires foreign language through the intermediate level.

Senior Major Exam

All students majoring in Computer Information Systems must take the senior major exam. The senior major exam is created by the Computer Information Systems faculty and given as part of the capstone course (CIS 450).

Computer Information Systems minor

Required courses in the minor:

Total number of required hours: 27