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Computer Information Systems Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for Bachelor of Arts degree. The Computer Information Systems major consists of courses in networking and security, World Wide Web applications, systems analysis and design, database theory, and operating systems. Detailed course information can be found in the academic catalog. Students should use Academic Planning on the mySXU portal to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold).

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
MATH 112: College Algebra 3
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
CMPSC 255: Intro to Networks 3
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
GE Social Science 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
General Elective 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
CMPSC 206: Web Applications I 4
CMPSC 222: Visual Data 3
GE History 3
GE Fine Arts or Literature 3
General Elective 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design 3
CMPSC 306: Web Applications II 3
CMPSC 126: Business Programming 3
GE Physical Science with lab* 3
GE Arts and Humanities 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
CMPSC 281: Cybersecurity I 3
CMPSC Elective 3 or 4
GE History or Social Science 3
GE Biological Science with lab* 3
Humanities elective 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for Practitioners 3
Humanities Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
CMPSC 395: CIS Capstone 3
CMPSC 321: Database Theory 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
CMPSC Elective 3 or 4
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing 3
GE Global Studies 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

 

*One of the natural science courses must have a lab component.

Cisco Certification

Students are required to complete 12 hours in computer science including:

  • CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks
  • CMPSC 266: Network Routing and Configuration
  • CMPSC 267: Routing and Switching Protocols
  • CMPSC 268: WAN Technologies

Consult the academic catalog for detailed course information.