B.S. in Computer Science/M.S. in Management Information Systems


The University offers a five-year program that allows qualified students to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a Master of Science degree in management information systems (MIS) with a combined course load of 141 credits.

Students are eligible to apply for the combined program after completing 60 undergraduate credits and obtaining a grade point ratio of 3.00 or better in the first 15 credits of computer science courses.

Applications should be submitted before the student has completed 27 credits of computer science courses. Upon completion of their undergraduate degree, students who have maintained a 3.00 GPR in their computer science courses will be admitted to the graduate MIS program.
1st Semester (14 credits)

CSCI1201        Computer Programming I
ENGR2286      Digital System Design
ENWR1101     Academic Writing
MATH1201      Calculus I
UNIV1001       Transitioning to University Life

2nd Semester  (14 credits)

CSCI1202       Computer Programming II
CSCI2215       Introduction to Computer Science
ENWR1102    Academic Research & Writing
MATH2202     Calculus II
UNIV1002       Preparing for Professional Life   

3rd Semester (14 credits)

CSCI2232     Data Structures
CSCI2247     Assembly Language Programming
Free Elective
1Science Elective
1Science Lab
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives

4th Semester (16 credits)

CSCI3251     Design of Software Systems
CSCI6623     Database Systems
MATH3237    Probability and Statistics I
1Science Elective
1Science Lab
UNIV2002      Global Issues

5th Semester (16 credits)

2Concentration (6 credits)
CSCI3240       Computer Networks
ACCT5012      Financial Accounting: End-user Application
MKTG5012      Marketing Principles
MATH2255      Discrete Structures

6th Semester (15 credits)

2Concentration
CSCI3255     Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
CSCI6638     3Operating Systems
Ethical & Moral Analysis
ENGR3000   Modern Technologies
Humanities/Soc Sci Elective

7th Semester (16 credits)

2Concentration
CSCI6603     3Computer Architecture
ENGR2210    Technical Communications
MATH3220     Linear Algebra
1Science Elective
1Science Lab

8th Semester (15 credits)

2Concentration (6 credits)
CSCI6758     3Electronic Commerce
ECON5012     Economic Analysis
1Science Elective
1Science Lab

9th Semester (12 credits)

CSCI6720     Management Information Systems
CSCI7727     Development of MIS 1:Project Management and Systems Analysis
4Graduate Elective (6 credits)

10th Semester  (9 credits)

CSCI7791     Information Systems for Competitive Advantage
MKTG6500    Marketing Concepts 
4Graduate Elective 

1SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  The student may choose any two of the following full-year laboratory science sequences: BIOL1251/BIOL1252, CHEM1201/CHEM1202, or PHYS2201/2202. The accompanying laboratory is required.

2CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS: Students must complete any two of four concentration areas:  Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Game and Mobile Application Development, Data Management, and Information Security Administration. Each concentration requires the successful completion of six courses (18 credits), of which three courses are already included in the B.S. Computer Science core requirements as indicated by * below.

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
 
Required Courses (15 credits)
CSCI2215  Introduction to Computer Science*
CSCI3240  Computer Networks*
CSCI3278  Operating Systems*
CSCI3410  Foundations of Cybersecurity
CSCI3420  Cryptography
Elective Courses (3 credits)
Select one from the following courses:
CSCI3391  Network and Information Security
CSCI3345  Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems
Game and Mobile Application Development
 
Required Courses (15 credits)
CSCI2215  Introduction to Computer Science*
CSCI2232  Data Structures*
CSCI3251  Design of Software Systems*
CSCI3315  Mobile Application Development
CSCI3317  Computer Game Programming
Elective Courses (3 credits)
Select one from the following courses:
CSCI3444  Programming for the Internet
CSCI3380  UNIX Shell Programming
CSCI4380  Systems Development with Java
Database Management
 
Required Courses (9 credits)
CSCI2215  Introduction to Computer Science*
CSCI2232  Data Structures*
CSCI3268  Database Systems*
Elective Courses (9 credits)
CSCI3331  Advanced Database
CSCI4373  Distributed Database Systems
CSCI3460  Data Warehouse and Data Mining
CSCI3470  Enterprise Computing for the IBM zSeries

Information Security Administration

Required Courses (18 credits)
CSCI2215  Introduction to Computer Science*
CSCI2232  Data Structures*
CSCI3268  Database Systems*
CSCI2235  Survey of Computing Security
CSCI3274  Linux System Administration
CSCI3783  Information Security

3These courses can be applied to the M.S. degree provided that the student earns a grade of B or better.

4GRADUATE ELECTIVES:  Students must select three courses from the list below. However, students have the option of registering for a 3-credit internship (which counts as one graduate elective course) after completing the B.S. degree and 18 graduate credits. At the discretion of the School and consistent with the program objectives, other information technology and business-oriented course may be added to this list.

CSCI 6733, CSCI 6734, CSCI 6735, CSCI 6751, CSCI 6810, CSCI 6844, CSCI 7728, CSCI 7781, CSCI 7785, CSCI 7795

Upon completion of the undergraduate degree, students who have maintained a 3.00 GPR in their computer science courses will be admitted to the graduate management information systems program. A minimum of 120 credits is required for the B.S. degree and a minimum of 141 credits is required for the combined B.S. in Computer Science/M.S. Management Information Systems degrees