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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems, Cooperative Education Concentration, B.B.A.

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Degree and Major Requirements

The B.B.A. in computer information systems requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of undergraduate work. Sixty credit hours will be taken outside the College of Business. In counting the 60 credit hours of non-business courses, B.B.A. students may include all hours taken in General Education  (usually 41), up to a total of nine hours in economics and three hours of COB 191. Business Statistics . The remaining hours will be taken from any department outside the College of Business . Students should carefully select these non-business electives to help them gain additional knowledge and expertise for their careers and personal lives.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • B.B.A. core courses 39 Credit Hours 1
  • CIS major requirements 28 Credit Hours
  • General Education  courses 41 Credit Hours 2
  • Non-business electives 12 Credit Hours

1 Assumes that MATH 205  and ECON 200  are taken as General Education  courses.
2 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Total: 120 Credit Hours

Major Requirements

Concentration Requirements

Coordinator: Dr. Tom Dillon

The cooperative education concentration in CIS and BSAN offers highly qualified undergraduate majors the opportunity to participate in a six-to eight-month professional experience with well-recognized industry leaders in information technology and operations. Students will be awarded 12 hours of academic credit that will substitute for two required courses in the CIS and BSAN curriculum and for six credits of special topics (CIS 498 ). Substitution for the two specific courses will be made based on the structure and context of the co-op experience and in cooperation with the co-op firm.

Students must demonstrate competency via examination in the two required courses selected in order to receive credit in those courses. Students who have at least a 3.0 GPA, are majors in CIS and have fulfilled all of their COB core requirements (except COB 487. Strategic Management ) are eligible to apply on a competitive basis through the CIS and BSAN office.

Students who want to participate in a co-op program must apply both to the CIS and BSAN program office and the participating firm at least three months in advance of the start of the co-op. Co-ops typically begin in January or May and last six to eight months. Course substitutions must be approved in conjunction with the co-op coordinator in the CIS and BSAN office and the co-op coordinator in the firm.

A program of study must be placed on file for each student who is accepted for a co-op prior to beginning the co-op experience. Students may participate in a co-op during their junior or senior years, but they are limited to one co-op. Students who want to participate in a co-op as postgraduates may do so as special students. These students will receive a certificate on successful completion of the co-op experience. Prerequisite: CIS majors with junior standing and a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

Computer information systems majors should follow the course schedule described here to complete the final two years of their program. It is possible to deviate from this program, but care must be taken to ensure that all course prerequisites are met.

First Two Years

Students normally take the lower-division B.B.A. core curriculum along with many of the General Education  curriculum. All lower-division core requirements must be completed before enrolling in the upper-division core courses. It is recommended that CIS 221. Principles of Programming  be completed in the second semester of the second year.

Third Year

Fourth Year

First Semester

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Second Semester

Total: 12 Credit Hours

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