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CIS Program Requirements

The Computer Science department offers two types of class scheduling:

  • A traditional schedule where classes meet throughout the semester during the daytime.
  • A hybrid class format where classes meet face-to-face in the evenings for half the required class credit hours and complete the remainder of the course requirements working online. This format conforms to the Clarke TimeSaver program.

The following program requirements are from the Clarke University 2012-2013 Academic Catalog and apply to students currently enrolled. The university reserves any right to change, without notice, any information posted on this Web page and in the catalog. For the most current information, please contact the Clarke University Registrar's Office at registrar@clarke.edu.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

For a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS,) complete 53 hours of CIS and supporting courses including:

  • 32 hours of computer information systems core courses:
    • CIS 103 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
    • CIS 201 Advanced Computer Applications in Business
    • CIS 211 Introduction to Programming
    • CIS 220 Systems Development Methodologies
    • CIS 230 Business Application Programming I
    • CIS 250 Java Programming
    • CIS 270 Discrete Structures
    • CIS 336 Database Design and Implementation
    • CIS 420 Project Management in IT
    • CIS 441 Systems Development Project
    • CIS 499 Senior Capstone
  • 9 hours of CIS electives, taken at Clarke, at least 3 hours of which are numbered 300 or above and excluding CIS 395 Professional Development
  • 3 additional hours from the following:
    • CIS 340 Computer Security
    • CIS 350 Web Programming
    • CIS 460 Mainframe Administration
  • 9 hours of support courses:
    • BUMG 112 Principles of Management
    • BUAC 225 Principles of Financial Accounting or BUAC 215 Accounting for Supervisors
    • Math 220 Statistics

A student must earn at least a C- in all courses required for the major. Ordinarily, no course may be repeated more than once.

NOTE: For supporting business and math courses, see descriptions under the departments offering the courses.

For more information about a Bachelor of Applied Studies in Information Technology Degree (BAS,) please click here.

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

For a Minor in Computer Information Systems, a student completes 21 hours including:

  • 15 hours of computer information systems courses:
    • CIS 103 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
    • CIS 201 Advanced Computer Applications in Business
    • CIS 211 Introduction to Programming
    • CIS 220 Systems Development Methodologies
    • CIS 336 Database Design and Implementation
  • 6 hours of electives from among:
    • CIS 230 Business Applications Programming
    • CIS 250 Java Programming
    • CIS 264 Multimedia Design and Production
    • CIS 327 Distributed Systems and Communications
    • BUMG 112 Principles of Management
APPLICATION TO MAJOR

Prior to applying for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS), a student must successfully complete the following courses:

  • CIS 103 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
  • BUMG 112 Principles of Management
  • CIS 201 Computer Applications in Business

SENIOR PERFORMANCE

The senior performance requirement in computer information systems includes CIS 499 Senior Capstone and the successful completion of the programming/design project in CIS 441 Systems Development Project.

  • Summer School
  • Commencement2014
  • Clarke Academy Summer Camps and Academies