Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Introduction

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (BSIS) program is designed to prepare students to manage computers, networks, and other complex information systems. In this program students will learn to design, build, and maintain critical information systems which serve the technology needs of today's businesses. The program covers network infrastructure design and support, project management, e-commerce and business solutions, physical and virtual security, and systems integration.

Students majoring in Computer Information Systems choose electives in programming, business practices, or project management. Students will gain hands-on experience through individual and team-based projects. Enterprise Project courses provide additional applicable experience in live environments.

Graduates are prepared for entry level positions such as systems analyst, network administrator, project manager, systems administrator, technical support, computer technician, and more.

Program Overview

Students participate in courses which are taught using active learning methods. Teaching techniques include lectures, class discussions, debates, student presentations, individual and group activities, creative assessments, various labs and assignments, and more. Additionally, students work individually and in teams on supervised projects in which they apply related concepts. The program is 12 quarters in length and requires a minimum of three years to complete.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (BSIS) degree are expected to be able to:

  • Analyze business technology needs and develop supporting network infrastructure plans
  • Administer networks and integrated systems implementing a variety of networking technologies and various operating systems
  • Develop and implement appropriate security measures for physical and virtual servers and networks
  • Plan, design, implement, and supervise technical and non-technical projects
  • Make appropriate business-related decisions regarding the use of electronic commerce systems, cloud computing, mobile devices and other emerging technologies
  • Effectively communicate in a professional setting
  • Produce professional-quality specifications, models, and other documents
  • Utilize technical and non-technical expertise in team-based, collaborative environments
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving and critical-thinking skills

Graduation Requirements

(Students enrolled in the BSIS program beginning Fall Quarter 2017)

To qualify for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems degree, students are required to accomplish the following:

  • Complete a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours with an average grade of ‘C’ (Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0) or higher for all courses taken at Neumont
  • Complete a minimum of 118 credit hours in required degree courses, including projects
  • Complete a minimum of 62 credit hours in required general education courses
  • Abide by all school rules and regulations
  • To earn credits for a course, a student must earn a passing grade. For General Education required courses, and for all Core courses, a passing grade is a ‘C’ or better. For General Education elective courses including General Education courses selected from a “choose one/two from the following” category, a passing grade is a ‘D-' or better.
  • No unresolved disciplinary matters
  • No outstanding financial obligations to the institution.

Students enrolled prior to Fall 2017 should refer to the prevailing Course Catalog during their initial period of enrollment.

BSIS Program Plan

Minimum General Education Credits Required

62 Credits

Minimum Information Systems Credits Required

118 Credits

Total Required for BS in Information Systems

180 Credits

General Education (62 credits)

Foundational Courses (19 credits)

BUS101Personal Finance

3 credits

BUS110Principles of Finance

1 credit

FAC105Leadership & Problem Solving

3 credits

FAC299Marketing Your Personal Brand

2 credits

HUM106Freshman Seminar

4 credits

HUM150Logic

3 credits

HUM205Ethics

3 credits

Communications (6 credits)

FAC120Spoken Communications

3 credits

FAC125Collaborative & Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

English (8 credits)

ENG110Introduction to English Composition

4 credits

ENG210Persuasive & Professional Writing

4 credits

Mathematics (12 credits)

MAT105College Algebra

3 credits

MAT110Sets, Probability & Number Systems

3 credits

And choose two of the following
MAT125Geometry

3 credits

MAT150Trigonometry

3 credits

MAT200Math-Based Codes, Cyphers & Secrets

3 credits

MAT210Linear Algebra

3 credits

MAT250Calculus

3 credits

MAT260Statistics

3 credits

MAT305Problem Solving

3 credits

Social and Behavioral Science (5 credits)

SSC250Human Relations & Personality Development

3 credits

And choose one of the following
SSC150Introductory Psychology

2 credits

SSC272United States Government

2 credits

SSC311Law & the Legal System

2 credits

SSC321Introduction to Group Dynamics

2 credits

SSC322Conflict & Negotiation

2 credits

SSC351Introduction to Intellectual Property

2 credits

Physical and Biological Science (2 credits)

Choose one of the following

PSC115Introduction to Biology

2 credits

PSC201Astronomy

2 credits

PSC210Environmental Studies

2 credits

PSC226Introductory Physics

2 credits

PSC230Introduction to Chemistry

2 credits

Health and Physical Education (2 credits)

Choose one of the following

HPE110Hiking

2 credits

HPE120Yoga

2 credits

HPE130Billiards

2 credits

HPE140Outdoor Recreational Activities

2 credits

HPE160Personal Fitness

2 credits

HPE170Healthy Living

2 credits

HPE190Swimming

2 credits

HPE200Marine Diving

2 credits

Humanities (2 credits)

Choose one of the following

LNG110Survey of Foreign Language

2 credits

LNG120Languages & Linguistics

2 credits

LNG130Artificial Languages

2 credits

HUM130Myth, Folklore & Popular Culture

2 credits

HUM160Ancient Mythology

2 credits

HUM170Modern Entertainment Mythology

2 credits

Industrial Technology (2 credits)

Choose one of the following

IND150Tangible Product Design

2 credits

IND2003D Printing

2 credits

IND220Manufacturing

2 credits

IND230Survey of Robotics

2 credits

IND240Electrical Circuits

2 credits

IND250Aviation & Airpower

2 credits

Literature (2 credits)

Choose one of the following

ENG250Poetry

2 credits

ENG311Principles of Creative Writing

2 credits

HUM200The Imagination of Horror in Media

2 credits

LIT110Science Fiction Through Literature

2 credits

LIT120Comics as Literature

2 credits

LIT130Literary Masters

2 credits

Fine Arts (2 credits)

Choose one of the following

FAC101Art Appreciation

2 credits

FAC130Character Design

2 credits

FAC150Animated Narratives in Modern Entertainment

2 credits

FAC210Music Composition

2 credits

FAC220Animation in Art

2 credits

MTM140Basics of Film

2 credits

MTM150Film Production

2 credits

Information Systems Courses (118 credits)

Introductory Core Courses (18 credits)

BIT120Business & Information Systems Practices

4 credits

CSC110Introduction to Computer Science

4 credits

CSC150Object Oriented Programming & Design

6 credits

CSC210Introduction to Web Presentation & Development

2 credits

ITH215Networking I

2 credits

Advanced Core Courses (60 credits)

BIT220Server Administration I: Windows

3 credits

BIT224Server Administration II: Linux

3 credits

BIT228Server Administration III: Web

3 credits

BIT281Hardware Systems

2 credits

BIT320Shell & Administrative Scripting

2 credits

BIT330Networks & Telecommunications in Business

4 credits

BIT351Virtual Systems

4 credits

BIT360Applied Systems Operations & Disaster Recovery

3 credits

BIT380Integrated Business Solutions

4 credits

CSC105Using Modern Operating Systems

2 credits

DBT130Databases I

4 credits

DBT230Databases II

4 credits

ITH216Networking II

4 credits

ITS320Systems, Network & Physical Security

3 credits

ITS380Auditing, Governance & Compliance

3 credits

ITS390Hacking, Forensics & Countermeasures

3 credits

And choose nine credits from the following:

BIT110Industry Best Practices

3 credits

CSC140Dynamic & Scripting Languages

3 credits

CSC171Mobile Application Development

3 credits

CSC185Development in Third Party Frameworks

3 credits

CSC195C++ Programming I

3 credits

CSC196C++ Programming II

3 credits

CSC325Human Computer Interface Design

4 credits

CSC340Computer Architecture

3 credits

HUM321Technical Writing

3 credits

GAT180Mobile Game Development

3 credits

MOA141Introduction to Information Modeling

3 credits

MTM282Interactive Web Development

4 credits

MTM320Advanced Web Scripting

4 credits

MTM370Front-End Implementation

4 credits

Project Core Courses (34 credits)

BIT381Integrated Business Solutions Project

2 credits

DBT330Persistence Applications

2 credits

PRO220Server Administration I Project

4 credits

PRO224Server Administration II Project

2 credits

PRO321Systems, Network & Physical Security Project

2 credits

PRO330Networking & Telecommunications in Business Project

2 credits

PRO351Virtual Systems Project

4 credits

PRO390Capstone Project

4 credits

PRO490Enterprise Projects I

6 credits

PRO491Enterprise Projects II

6 credits

Elective Tier (6 credits)

Choose one set of courses from the following

CSC240Business Web Development

4 credits

PRO240Business Web Development Project

2 credits

CSC160Application Development

4 credits

PRO100Introductory Software Projects

2 credits

CSC180Open Source Platforms Development

4 credits

PRO100Introductory Software Projects

2 credits

MGT301Project Management

4 credits

PRO301Project Management in Practice

2 credits