Computer Information Systems

This program of study can prepare you to be an active participant in the Information Age. The twenty-first century promises to be one of unparalleled opportunities for individuals with these special business skills.

The CIS curriculum provides instruction in all areas of computerized information systems.  The coursework is centered around personal computers and network operations.  Housed in Main Hall are three state-of-the-art personal computer labs with Internet access which are available for CIS students.

Programming languages in the curriculum emphasize Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 in addition to Database Management.  This specialization provides CIS students with practical hands-on experience working with the most popular software packages.

Students graduating from the CIS specialization are entering a job market offering multiple opportunities for employment as programmers or information services staff in all types of organizations at locations across the country.

Required Courses - Computer Information Systems SpecializationCredit Hours
West Liberty University General Studies48
Gary E. West College of Business Core36
MGT 474 Organizational Behavior3
BIS 340 Computer Programming & Logic4
BIS 366 Data Communications3
BIS 371 Advanced Visual Basic3
BIS 372 Data Base Management Systems3
BIS 450 Systems Analysis & Development3
BIS 460 Management Information Systems3
BIS 461 Operating Systems3
BIS 463 Decision Support Systems3
Computer Information Systems Electives (2 courses)6
Restricted Computer Information Systems Electives (1 course)3

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