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 helps visualize the partial ordering of classes.
- Curriculum Sheet 2016-2017
MATH 111 version (info)
- Curriculum Sheet 2015-2016
- Curriculum Sheet 2014-2015
- Curriculum Sheet 2013-2014
- Curriculum Sheet 2012-2013
- Curriculum Sheet 2011-2012 is the same as 2010-2011
- Curriculum Sheet 2010-2011
- Curriculum Sheet 2009-2010
- Curriculum Sheet 2008-2009
- Curriculum Sheet 2007-2008
- Curriculum Sheet 2006-2007
- Curriculum Sheet 2005-2006
- Curriculum Sheet 2004-2005
- Curriculum Sheet 2003-2004
- Curriculum Sheet 2002-2003
You should also read the list of classes that satisfy the Liberal Arts Elective requirement.
- Program Guidesheet 2016-2017
- Program Guidesheet 2015-2016
- Program Guidesheet 2014-2015
- Program Guidesheet 2013-2014
- Program Guidesheet 2012-2013
- Program Guidesheet 2011-2012 is the same as 2009-2010
- Program Guidesheet 2010-2011 is the same as 2009-2010
- Program Guidesheet 2009-2010
- Program Guidesheet 2008-2009
- Program Guidesheet 2007-2008
- Program Guidesheet 2006-2007
- Program Guidesheet 2005-2006
- Program Guidesheet 2004-2005
- Program Guidesheet 2003-2004
- Program Guidesheet 2002-2003
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.
The Computer information Systems program has the following student outcomes which are abilities that we measure at the time of graduation or before that will enable our graduates to achieve the program educational objectives.
The program must enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements
appropriate to its solution
- An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component,
or program to meet desired needs
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations,
- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
- An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment. [IS]