Why Study Computer Information Systems?
Aquinas offers both Computer Information Systems (C.I.S.) and Management Information Systems (M.I.S.) majors. Each major includes a strong technical base, including programming, operating system, database, and networking foundational knowledge.
The C.I.S. major strengthens each of these skill sets with advanced courses, while the M.I.S. degree combines business skills such as accounting and marketing with the technical skills needed for business application of information systems and technology.
Recent changes to the department have aligned the major requirements with ever-changing industry needs including web design and web services, open-source applications, and a practicum in application design and programming.
C.I.S. Major Requirements
Forty-nine (49) semester credit hours. Required courses: CS170, CS180, CS182, CS220, CS242, CS244, CS300, CS302, CS304, CS308, CS332, CS334, CS336, CS338, and CS460
- CS170 Principles of Operating Systems (3)
- CS180 Structure and Logic (4)
- CS182 Data Structures with C# (4)
- CS220 Survey of Programming Languages (3)
- CS242 Database Theory (3)
- CS244 Web Programming with Databases (4)
- BS/CS300 Management Information Systems (3)
- BS/CS302 Systems Analysis (3)
- CS304 Systems Design (3)
- CS308 Project Management (3)
- CS332 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows Client (3)
- CS334 Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server Environment
- CS336 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server Network Infrastructure (3)
- CS338 Designing Security in a Windows-Based Network Environment (3)
- CS460 Practicum in Information Technology (3)