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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems-Graduation Requirements

Upon a student’s admission to the computer information systems major, a faculty member will
serve as the student’s academic advisor to work with the student in planning a program to complete the degree requirements.

Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor throughout the semester and are required to meet with their advisor prior to registering for the next semester.

Before enrolling in upper-division (junior and senior level) courses, students must have earned a
grade of "C" or better in each of the following:

Programming Fundamentals 3 or 4 semester hours
Object-Oriented Programming 3 or 4 semester hours
Advanced Microsoft Office 3 semester hours
Introduction to Information Systems with
Visual BASIC 3 semester hours
Computer Organization 3 semester hours
Finite Mathematics I and II 6 semester hours
Principles of Accounting I and II 6 to 8 semester hours

In addition, preparation should be started for upper-division work in supporting areas such as accounting, bioinformatics, criminal justice, management, and medical records database management.

To graduate with a degree in computer information systems, the student must meet the following
specific requirements in addition to the general baccalaureate degree requirements:

2.0 grade point average in all upper-division computer science courses attempted and a grade of “C” or better in all courses listed in C.1, C.2, and D. below.

  • Twenty-one semester hours of upper-division computer science, with at least 15 hours
    completed at UT Tyler
  • Forty-four hours of computer science courses

    1. Required courses are as follows

    COSC 1310: Advanced Information Systems
    COSC 1336: Programming Fundamentals
    COSC 1136: Programming Fundamentals Lab
    COSC 1337: The Object-Oriented Paradigm
    COSC 1137: The Object-Oriented Paradigm Lab
    COSC 2325: Foundations of Computer Information Systems
    COSC 2315: Computer Organization
    COSC 3310: Internet and Web Applications
    COSC 3365: Programming with Data, File and Object Structures
    COSC 3385: Database Design
    COSC 3375: Analysis and Logical Design
    COSC 4309: Design of Modern Information Systems
    COSC 4325: Data Communications and Computer Networks
    COSC 4375: Information Systems Design Project

  2. Six semester hours of approved upper-division COSC electives.

  • Twenty-seven semester hours of specified support courses:

ACCT 2301: Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2302: Principles of Managerial Accounting
MANA 3370: Information and Communication Techniques
MANA 3311: Organization Theory and Behavior
MANA 3330: Management Information Systems
BLAW 3301: Business Law and Social Responsibility (or
COSC 3315: Social and Professional Issues in Computing)

MATH 1324: Mathematics for Business and Economics I
MATH 1325: Mathematics for Business and Economics II
MATH 2330: Discrete Structures

  • Twelve hours of approved electives in supporting disciplines. At least nine hours must be upper-division.