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  Nov 21, 2017
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.S. - Computer Information Systems Subplan/Option: 180 units

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Offered by: College of Business Administration, Computer Information Systems Department

Elective Subplan/Option Core Courses: 16 units

Career Emphasis in CIS

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department has established two career emphases in the major: Applications Development and Information Security and Forensics.  Every CIS major must select one of these career emphases and take four emphasis elective courses in order to graduate with a major in CIS.  Consultation on emphasis selection is available through the CIS Department Advisor.

Prerequisites for CIS Career Emphasis Courses

Students must have earned a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each of the courses listed below before registering for any career emphasis course.  The courses are:  CIS 231 CIS 234 , CIS 304 , CIS 305 , CIS 307 , CIS 311 , and CIS 315 .


1Personal Computer Proficiency must be demonstrated by satisfying one of the following three alternatives: 1) CIS 101 , 2) Personal Computer Proficiency Test in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, or 3) an approved college course. There are no units associated with the Personal Computer Proficiency Test. If the test is passed, then unrestricted electives in subplan/option selected may be increased by 4 units.

Unrestricted Electives: 0-8 units

Select a sufficient number of courses from “Required Support”, “GE”, and “Unrestricted Electives” so that the total is at least 84 units.


The number of unrestricted elective units depends on whether or not STA 120  or MAT 125 , and EC 201  or EC 202  are used for General Education (see curriculum sheet for the subplan). If STA 120  or MAT 125  is used for General Education, unrestricted electives will be increased by four units. If EC 201  or EC 202  is used for General Education, unrestricted electives will be increased by four units. 

Personal Computer Proficiency Requirement

1(see policy statement  in College of Business Administration introductory section).

General Education Requirements: 68 units

Students should consult the Academic Programs website for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are stated under Support Courses, please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.

Area A. Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)

  1. Oral Communication
  2. Written Communication
  3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)

  1. Physical Science
  2. Biological Science
  3. Laboratory Activity
  4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Humanities (16 units)

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Philosophy and Civilization
  3. Literature and Foreign Languages
  4. Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)

  1. U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
  2. History, Economics, and Political Science
  3. Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies
  4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)

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