Sep 26, 2017
Offered by: College of Business Administration, Computer Information Systems Department
Required Core Courses for Major: 48 units
Required of all business majors. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in core courses including subplan courses for the major in order to receive a degree in the major.
Required Subplan/Option Core Courses: 32 units
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 .
CIS Career Emphasis Courses
After identifying a career emphasis, a CIS major student needs to select four emphasis courses.
Required Support Courses: 16-20 units
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 https://www.cpp.edu/~academic-programs/general-education-course-listings.shtml 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)
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)
- Physical Science
- Biological Science
- Laboratory Activity
- Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
- Science and Technology Synthesis
Area C. Humanities (16 units)
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Philosophy and Civilization
- Literature and Foreign Languages
- Humanities Synthesis
Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)
- U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
- History, Economics, and Political Science
- Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies
- Social Science Synthesis
Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)