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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Computer Information Systems B.S.

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View information for the Department of Computer Information Systems .

This degree program provides preparation for careers in computer information systems involving the management of information resources–computer data and voice communication–to support business operations and corporate strategy.

Degree objectives include (1) a broad-based liberal education, (2) a basic understanding of business functions and organizations, (3) a basic understanding of computer information system functions, and (4) proficiency in analyzing, evaluating, and developing computer information systems to support decision-making.

Computer information systems core courses introduce the student to business functions, organizations, computer information systems concepts, and practice. The core develops effective skills to analyze, design, implement, and test computer information systems to support decision-making and transaction processing.

Students majoring in computer information systems are required to complete a two-semester course sequence in programming. Students may choose from the following languages: Visual Basic or Java. In addition, all CIS majors must complete courses in Database Management Systems, Systems Administration, Network Administration, and Systems Analysis and Design.


1. Complete University General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

(51 units minimum)

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3. Complete each prerequisite, major, and elective course with a grade C– or better.

(Note:  The internship class, CIS 4940, may be taken CR/NC.)

5. Completion of a minor is not required.

6. At least 50 percent of the business units required for the degree should be earned at CSU Stanislaus.

This requirement exceeds the University-wide requirement.

The Major

(45 units)

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