Program Advisors: Dr. Kevin Fishbeck (Chair)
Computer Information Systems majors graduating from the University of Mary's Gary Tharaldson School of Business will be enriched through a curriculum of discovery, development and application to ensure a sound knowledge of the key professional components of computer information systems.
Students also gain an understanding of how to incorporate servant leadership into their everyday lives as business professionals. In addition to the core competencies of the University, graduates of the computer information systems program will be able to:
- demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in an information systems environment.
- apply computer literacy, information literacy, programming logic, and a variety of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database programs.
- demonstrate the knowledge of database technology to analyze and design a data-base system using professional tools and techniques.
- perform entry-level systems analysis and design work to solve business problems using both traditional and object-oriented methodologies within a project team environment.
- document, code, debug, test, and implement a source code program solution.
- model and develop a design for a web-based application.
- analyze, design and produce a web site.
- make ethical decisions incorporating the Benedictine values within the standards of the profession.
Courses required for Computer Information Systems Major
All of the following courses require a final grade of C or higher to count towards the major. Courses marked with an * should be completed prior to application to the major. They also require a grade of C or higher.
*CIS 106, 107, *203, 204, 356, 357; 456 or 458; 457; ITM 220, 300, 310, 340, BUS 200, 201, 230, 380, 454
*CIS 101 or pass the equivalency exam, *ENG 121, *COM 110, *MAT 180
Students must also complete ALU 499, Senior Competencies Assessment, an exam to be taken during their last semester of study.
Courses required for a Minor in Computer Information Systems
CIS 106, 107, 203, 204; ITM 310 and one CIS or ITM elective.