CIS-Information Assurance Track

CIS Students can choose a track in Information Assurance. These courses map to the new NSA Knowledge Units. CIS is an option for the degree of business administration.  The CIS Department provides an education in Information Systems that gives a student:

– Depth and breadth in information systems theory and practice.
– A chance to work on real-world problems, often with clients from  industry.
– Opportunities to learn-by-doing in and out of the classroom.  CIS courses typically don’t have a ‘sage-on-the-stage’ approach to learning.

The CIS program gives students a broad business foundation with a deep specialization in information technology. Students are required to take 12 core courses in several business disciplines.  This foundation gives students rudimentary knowledge of accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, operations management and international business.  Please see the university catalog for the list of business classes.

CIS students also take a core CIS sequence of 6 courses, based upon the national curriculum for CIS.

Curriculum Sheets/Roadmaps:

Information Assurance career track courses

CIS Homepage at

Curriculum Sheet 

Road Map 

For the list of business classes, CIS minors, list of core CIS classes, and upper division electives, look for the CIS program on University Catalog.

Curriculum Forms:

Forms and Services from the Registrar’s Office

Computer Science and Information Security

The Computer Science Department conducts both an undergraduate and a graduate program in Computer Science. The undergraduate program offers a dynamic curriculum with a strong emphasis on software design. Students navigate the intricacies of their project-oriented coursework as they learn to design, build, and implement computer software from the ground up. The program provides an extensive background in computer programming languages, computer architecture, and the design and application of computer algorithms. Progress through this diverse curriculum leads to concentrated instruction on topics such as Information Assurance and Security, cloud computing, mobile computing, software entrepreneurship, wireless communication networks, machine learning, data mining, high performance computing, robotics, human computer interaction, and 3D game programming. The department’s Bachelor of Science program has been fully accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET since 1994. For further information visit the Program Accreditation & Assessment page.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO) – these are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that our B.S. in Computer Science program prepares our students to achieve. Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Engage in the professional practice of computing with job titles such as Computer Programmer, SoftwareEngineer, Database Administrator, Network Administrator, Systems Analyst, or Systems Programmer. Some will become managers.
  • Pursue advanced degrees in computing or related disciplines. Some will work in the fields of teaching and research.
  • Engage in life-long learning in order to remain current in the computing profession.


Student Outcomes (SO) – these are narrow statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program. Graduates of the program will acquire:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer – based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer – based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.


Curriculum Sheets/Roadmaps:

CS Homepage at CPP

Curriculum Sheet 

Curriculum Map 

University Catalog

Curriculum Forms:

Forms and Services from the Registrar’s Office