Lake Superior State University

Computer Information Systems: Bachelor of Science

Program Description


The Computer Information Systems degree program is designed to guide students to an understanding of the role of modern computer systems in a business environment, with an emphasis on the use of technology in the solution of business problems.

The program incorporates the Common Professional Component of the Business Administration degree programs with a strong subset of the Computer Science program, and then adds some carefully chosen courses that specifically focus on computer applications unique to traditional business environments.



Degree Requirements


Departmental Requirements

Business

Computer Science

  • CSCI103 Survey of Computer Science 3
  • CSCI105 Intro. to Computer Programming 3
  • CSCI121 Principles of Computer Programming 3
  • CSCI211 Database Applications 3
  • CSCI221 Computer Networks 3
  • CSCI312 File and Database Management 3
  • CSCI313 Distributed Database Systems 3
  • CSCI341 Discrete Structures for Computer Science 4
  • CSCI361 Systems Analysis & Design 3
  • CSCI461 Decision Support & Expert Systems 3
  • CSCI481 Senior Project I 3
    and
  • CSCI491 Senior Projects in Computer Science 3
    or
  • CSCI428 Computer Science Co-operative Education I 3
    and
  • CSCI429 Computer Science Co-operative Education II 3
    or
  • CSCI438 Computer Science Research Project I 3
    and
  • CSCI439 Computer Science Research Project II 3

Mathematics

  • MATH111 College Algebra* 3
    MATH112 Calculus for Business & Life Science** 4

Free Electives (6-7 credits)

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU general education core requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.

*Counts for General Education
**Counts for 4 credits of the BS Degree Requirement.


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