Computer Information Systems B.S.

Program Educational Objectives

Educational objectives of the computer information systems program are the knowledge, skills, and experiences that enable graduates to:

    1. investigate and analyze business problems, providing reliable and secure computerized solutions;
    2. grow professionally through activities such as graduate study, continuing education, professional certifications, and participation in professional organizations;
    3. think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, work effectively with others, and develop leadership skills;
    4. demonstrate an understanding of social and ethical issues in the computer profession;
    5. understand the organizational impact of computer-based information systems.

      Student Outcomes

      Computer Information Systems students at the time of graduation are expected to attain:

        1. an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;

        2. an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;

        3. an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;

        4. an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;

        5. an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities;

        6. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;

        7. an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society;

        8. a recognition of the need for an ability to engage in continuing professional development;

        9. an ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;

        10. an understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.

      Graduation Requirements

      Upon a student's admission to the Computer Information Systems major, a faculty member will serve as the student's academic advisor to work with the student in planning a program to complete the degree requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor throughout the semester and are required to meet with their advisor prior to registering for the next semester.

      Before enrolling in upper-division (junior and senior level) courses, students must have earned a grade of "C" or better in each of the following:

      Programming Fundamentals

      3 or 4 semester hours

      Object-Oriented Programming

      3 or 4 semester hours

      Advanced Microsoft Office

      3 semester hours

      Introduction to Information Systems with Visual BASIC

      3 semester hours

      Computer Organization

      3 semester hours

      Mathematics for Business and Economics I and II

      6 semester hours

      Principles of Accounting I and II

      6 to 8 semester hours

      In addition, preparation should be started for upper-division work in supporting areas such as accounting, bioinformatics, criminal justice, management, and medical records database management.

      Degree Requirements

      To graduate with a degree in Computer Information Systems, the student must meet the following specific requirements in addition to the general baccalaureate degree requirements:

      A.   Twenty-nine semester hours of upper-division computer science, with at least 15 hours completed at UT Tyler

      B.   Grade of "C" or better in all COSC courses and courses listed in C.1, C.2, C.3,  and D below.

      C.   Forty-nine hours of computer science courses:

      1.  Required courses are as follows:

      COSC 1310: Advanced Information Systems Software

      COSC 1436: Programming Fundamentals

      COSC 1437: The Object-Oriented Paradigm

      COSC 2325: Foundations of Computer Information Systems

      COSC 2315: Computer Organization

      COSC 3215: Social and Professional Issues in Computing

      COSC 3310: Internet and Web Applications

      COSC 3365: Programming with Data, File and Object Structures

      COSC 3385: Database Design

      COSC 3375: Analysis and Logical Design

      COSC 4309: Design of Modern Information Systems

      COSC 4325: Data Communications and Computer Networks

      COSC 4375: Information Systems Design Project

      2.   Six hours of approved upper-division COSC electives;

      3.   Three semester hours in an approved technical elective.

      D.  Twenty-four hours of specified support courses:

      ACCT 2301: Principles of Financial Accounting

      ACCT 2302: Principles of Managerial Accounting

      MANA 3370: Business Writing and Oral Presentations

      MANA 3311: Organization Theory and Behavior

      MATH 1324: Mathematics for Business and Economics

      MATH 1325: Mathematics for Business and Economics II

      MATH 1342: Statistics

      MATH 2330: Discrete Structures

      E. Nine hours of approved electives in supporting disciplines. Six hours must be upper-division.

      Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Requirements

      Total Semester Credit Hours=120

      Freshman Year

      First Semester (16 hrs.)

      COSC 1310Advanced Information Systems Software

      COSC 1436Programming Fundamentals

      ENGL 1301College Composition I [TCCN: ENGL 1301]

      HIST 1301United States History I [TCCN: HIST 1301]

      MATH 1324Mathematics for Business and Economics I [TCCN: MATH 1324]

      Second Semester (16 hrs.)

      COSC 1437The Object-Oriented Paradigm

      ENGL 1302College Composition II [TCCN: ENGL 1302]

      HIST 1302United States History II [TCCN: HIST 1302]

      MATH 1325Mathematics for Business and Economics II [TCCN: MATH 1325]

      SPCM 1315Fundamentals of Speech Communication [TCCN: SPCM 1315]

      Sophomore Year

      First Semester (16 hrs.)

      ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting [TCCN: ACCT 2301]

      COSC 2325Foundations of Computer Information Systems

      MATH 2330Discrete Structures

      ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics [TCCN: ECON 2301]


      ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics [TCCN: ECON 2302]

      Physics/Chemistry/Biology I (3 hrs.)

      Physics/Chemistry/Biology Lab I (1 hr.)

      Second Semester (16 hrs.)

      ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting [TCCN: ACCT 2302]

      COSC 2315Computer Organization

      MATH 1342Statistics [TCCN: MATH 1342]

      POLS 2305Introductory American Government [TCCN: GOVT 2305]

      Physics/Chemistry/Biology II (3 hrs.)

      Physics/Chemistry/Biology Lab II (1 hr.)

      Junior Year

      First Semester (14 hrs.)

      COSC 3365Programming with Data, File and Object Structures

      COSC 3375Analysis and Logical Design

      COSC 3215Social and Professional Issues in Computing

      PHIL 2306Introduction to Ethics [TCCN: PHIL 2306]

      POLS 2306Introductory Texas Politics [TCCN: GOVT 2306]

      Second Semester (15 hrs.)

      COSC 3385Database Design

      MANA 3311Managing People in Organizations

      COSC 3310Internet and Web Applications

      Creative Arts Elective (3 hrs.)

      Approved Upper-Division Elective (3 hrs.)

      Senior Year

      First Semester (15 hrs.)

      COSC 4309Design of Modern Information Systems

      COSC 4325Data Communications and Computer Networks

      MANA 3370Business Writing and Oral Presentations

      COSC Upper-Division Elective (3 hrs.)

      Approved Upper-Division Elective (3 hrs.)

      Second Semester (12 hrs.)

      COSC 4375Information Systems Design Project

      COSC Upper-Division Electives (6 hrs.)

      Approved Upper-Division Elective (3 hrs.)