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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 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 Outcomes

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,
    and society 
  • 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]


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