The Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science (BSCIS) program is the University’s degree program in Computer Science. It is designed to prepare the student for a professional career which uses theory and practice of computing or for graduate work in computer science. The curriculum reflects current computing trends and provides the latest computer technology to enable a CIS graduate to be very competitive in the marketplace
Two tracks are offered under the BSCIS degree:
- The CIS (Computer and Information Science) track is designed for students interested in incorporating an applied area in their degree program. A student in this track will choose a concentration area from among several different areas of study. Areas of study include use of computing in all branches of engineering, business, and sciences. Other areas of study can be chosen once approved by a student's adviser.
- The CSC (Computer Science) track is designed for those students interestedin a stronger theoretical and quantitative emphasis or who are planning to pursue graduate study.
The department offers many courses during the evening hours. The evening sections of beginning courses are offered each semester. Evening sections of electives are typically offered once a year.NOTE: Students in the BSCIS program may be allowed to enroll in business courses. However, College of Business Administration accreditation rules require that no more than 25 percent (i.e., 32 semester hours) of the course work counted toward a non-business bachelor's degree, including the BSCIS degree, may be business or upper-level economics courses unless the student also completes all of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses listed by the College of Business Administration. The 18 CBK courses are: BUS 151, ACT 221, ACT 222, BLW 411, ECN 201, ECN 202, ECN 302, FIN 351, GAD 250, IST 203, IST 305, MKT 301, MKT 351, MLR 321, MLR 465, OSM 201, OSM 202 and OSM 311.