Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours=120

Freshman Year

First Semester (16 hrs.)

COSC 1310: Advanced Information Systems Software

COSC 1436: Programming Fundamentals

ENGL 1301: Grammar and Composition I

HIST 1301: United States History I

MATH 1324: Math for Business and Economics. I

Second Semester (16 hrs.)

COSC 1437: Object-Oriented Paradigm

ENGL 1302: Grammar and Composition II

HIST 1302: United States History II

MATH 1325: Math for Business and Economics II

Humanities

Sophomore Year

First Semester (16 hrs.)

ACCT 2301: Principles of Accounting I

COSC 2325: Foundations of Computer Information Systems

Social Sciences

Natural Science I

Natural Science Lab I

MATH 2330: Discrete Structures

Second Semester (16 hrs.)

ACCT 2302: Principles of Accounting II

COSC 2315: Computer Organization

MATH 1342: Statistics

COSC 3310: Internet and Web Applications

Natural Science II

Natural Science Lab II

Junior Year

First Semester (14 hrs.)

COSC 3365: Programming with Data, File and Object Structures

COSC 3375: Analysis and Logical Design

World/European Literature

POLS 2305: Introductory American Government

COSC 3215: Social and Professional Issues

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

COSC 3385: Database Design

Visual and Performing Arts

POLS 2306: Introductory Texas Politics

MANA 3311: Managing People and Organizations

Approved Lower/Upper Elective

Senior Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

COSC 4309: Design of Modern Information Systems

COSC 4325: Data Communications and Computer Networks

MANA 3370: Information and Communication Techniques

COSC Upper-Division Elective I

Approved Upper-Division Elective I

Second Semester (12 hrs.)

COSC 4375: Information Systems Design Project

COSC Upper-Division Elective II

Approved Upper-Division Elective II

Approved Technical Elective

Computer Science as a Minor

A student may choose Computer Science as a minor to satisfy bachelor degree programs with majors in other fields. This program requires a total of 20 semester hours of Computer Science. Courses required are:

COSC 1436: Programming Fundamentals

COSC 1437: The Object-Oriented Paradigm

COSC 2336: Data Structures and Algorithms

COSC 2315: Computer Organization

Six additional hours of upper-division COSC courses

Computer Information Systems as a Minor

A student may choose Computer Information Systems as a minor to satisfy bachelor degree programs with majors in other fields. This program requires a total of 22 semester hours of Computer Information Systems. Courses required are:

COSC 1310: Advanced Information Systems Software

COSC 1436: Programming Fundamentals

COSC 2325: Foundations of Computer Information Systems

COSC 3310: Internet and Web Applications

COSC 3365: Programming with Data, File and Object Structures

COSC 3375: Analysis and Logical Design

COSC 3385: Database Design

Cooperative Computer Science Education Program

The Computer Science cooperative (co-op) program is offered as an educational enhancement to the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems. To complete the computer science co-op program, a student works full-time in an approved computing or information technology environment for three semesters, before the student's senior year. Students may fulfill their three semester requirement by working during three 12 week summer semesters.

To participate in the computer science co-op program, a student must have completed at least one semester at UT Tyler with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on all course work completed at UT Tyler; and the student must have completed COSC 1436 and COSC 1437 (or their equivalents) with a grade of "C" or better. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA to continue their participation in the co-op program. The student, an assigned computer science faculty member, and an official representative of the host company will develop a written plan of activities that constitute the goals for each semester of the co-op. The student, in cooperation with an official representative of the host company, will provide periodic reports to the assigned computer science faculty member to demonstrate satisfactory progress toward the goals of the written plan. A summary report/performance evaluation of the work of the student at the end of the semester is also required.

During the student's co-op semesters he/she will be considered a full-time student at UT Tyler and will register for the appropriate one semester hour co-op course selected from COSC 3191, 3192, or 3193.

Students may apply to participate in the computer science co-op program by submitting a co-op application form to the chair of the department at least six weeks prior to the semester in which the student plans to start the co-op.

Teacher Certification

Candidates for secondary teaching certification (grades 8-12) should pursue a major in computer science and should consult with an advisor in the School of Education, College of Education and Psychology. In addition to the required professional education course sequence, requirements for secondary certification in computer science are outlined below:

A candidate for certification must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 12 upper-division semester hours of computer science at UT Tyler.
  2. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all upper-division computer science courses attempted and a grade of "C" or better in each of the computer science or math courses listed below.
    1. Non-degreed, non-certified students should complete requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science including: COSC 4340 Comparative Study of Programming Languages.
    2. Students who have already completed a baccalaureate degree, hold a secondary teaching certificate in another academic field, and/or seek a second teaching field should minimally complete the following courses or their equivalents:
      COSC 1436: Programming Fundamentals
      COSC 1437: The Object Oriented Paradigm
      COSC 2315: Computer Organization
      COSC 2336: Data Structures and Algorithms
      COSC 3215: Social and Professional Issues
      COSC 3325: Algorithm Design and Analysis
      COSC 3445: Computer Architecture
      COSC 4340: Comparative Study of Programming Languages
      MATH 2330: Discrete Structures