Bloomsburg University Academic Programs
Academic Catalog

Computer and Information Science (B.S.) (Fall 2008)

Department of Computer and Information Systems, College of Business

Effective Fall 2008

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

Students who choose to major in Business Computer and Information Science must take 53 required semester hours of credit in General Education and 7 credits of General Education Elective courses. In addition, Computer and Information Systems majors must take 60 semester hours of specific general education required courses to meet the 120-hour necessary for a baccalaureate degree. There is some flexibility permitted in the selection of courses, however, the following must be included in the program of study in order to ensure the exploration of topics in business as well as in Information Systems

General Education Requirements:

20.101 English Composition I

90.333 Business Communications & Report Writing

25.103 Public Speaking

53.141 Introduction to Statistics or 53.241 Probability and Statistics

40.121 Principles of Economics I

40.122 Principles of Economics II

Choose one of the following two combinations:

53.123 Essentials of Calculus and 53.118 Applied Matrix Algebra or

53.125 Calculus and 53.126 Calculus II

The other General Education courses allow greater flexibility of choice from among:

Selections from the natural and social sciences, the humanities, exercise science and athletics, values and ethics, and courses designated as culturally diverse.

CIS Requirements:

Choose one of the following two combinations:

91.221 Principles of Accounting I and 91.222 Principles of Accounting II or

91.220 Financial Accounting and 91.223 Managerial Accounting

92.140 Introduction to Computer Information Systems

92.141 Introduction to Business Information Development

92.240 Introduction to Programming I

92.241 Introduction to Programming II

92.252 Business Oriented Programming

92.346 Data and Information Structures

92.351 Systems Analysis and Design

92.354 Data Base Processing Systems

92.358 Data Communication Systems

92.460 Advanced Systems Development I

93.461 Advanced Systems Development II

CIS Elective Courses:

Choose two CIS courses at the 300 or 400 level.

92.352 Advanced Programming

92.356 Operating Systems

92.364 Fundamentals of Electronic Commerce

92.432 Internship in Computer Information Systems

92.450 Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence

92.498 CIS Special Topics

Information Technology courses offered by other departments can be used as electives with the approval of the advisor and the chairperson of CIS.

While an internship in CIS is not required for a degree, students are strongly encouraged to take 92.432 Internship in Computer and Information Systems. This course may be taken for a maximum of six semester hours, which can only be counted as electives, three each in CIS and Business.

Restricted Business Elective Courses:

To complete the 60 semester hours needed for the CIS/Business requirement, five courses are to be selected from Business for a total of 15 semester hours. The courses selected must be from the designated list of electives as indicated on the reverse of the Degree Requirements Sheet (available upon request). It is also imperative that the five courses selected are 300 or 400 level courses to the extent necessary to satisfy the 40% rule that 48 of the required 120 credits for graduation are junior (300) and /or senior (400) level.

Students must consult with an adviser when selecting and scheduling courses.