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Computer Information Systems B.S.

CIS is an integrative field. CIS professionals are the "communication bridge" between business needs and technology. This means that you will have to understand how to figure out how things work, solve problems, find things out, communicate what you found, and learn a lot of new things on a regular basis. It's a dynamic field, and it takes dynamic people to do well in it. People who can think fast, work hard, and balance a lot of things should really think about CIS.

The official degree requirements are in the Bulletin Listing.

Below you will find the guidesheets given each year of initial matriculation. Our CIS prerequisites graph (2015) helps visualize the partial ordering of classes.

Major Maps

Curriculum sheets

You should also read the list of classes that satisfy the Liberal Arts Elective requirement.


Approved SCIence Courses

CIS majors can count for the major any of the Carolina Core SCI courses that are 4-credit hours (or 3 + 1) and have a Lab component. A total of 8 credit hours is required (2 classes).

Program Educational Objectives

The mission of the Computer Information Systems degree program is to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed for successful practice in the field of computer information systems and for post-baccalaureate education. The Program Educational Objectives are that five years after graduation Computer Information Systems graduates will be:.

  • contributing to economic development and society through the development and management of computer information systems.
  • advancing in their careers through knowledge of computer information systems, communications skills and understanding of business and contemporary technological issues.
  • continuing their professional development through professional study and research.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the time of graduation students should satisfy the following student outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics including programming, logic, calculus, probability and statistics, and discrete mathematics.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities associated with computing.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a range of audiences.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Students will demonstrate recognition of the need for and be able to engage in continuing professional development.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of business organizations and their use of information systems.


The Computer Information Systems Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Enrollment Year

Fall Enrollment

Degrees Awarded*

 2013  61 11
2014 96 8
2015 147 11
2016 177 24
2017 193  

 * Total number of degrees awarded during the Fall, and subsequent
  Spring and Summer of year listed.