Undergraduate Minor in CIS
What is Information Systems?
Information Systems (IS) is the use of computers and information to enable people and organizations to be more creative and productive. Studying information systems involves learning to:
- identify the needs of an individual or organization
- design and develop systems to meet those requirements
- deploy these systems to solve real-world problems
These solutions can involve applying the latest technology to improve the delivery of products and services, while insuring that the systems are secure.
Information Systems is distinguished from computer science (which is a department in the College of Arts & Sciences) in that it is more business-focused. Computer scientists focus more on computer hardware, computer languages and specialized systems software.
How Do I Declare a Minor?
- For Arts & Sciences students, complete and file the change of major/minor form
- For Robinson College of Business students, complete and file the change of major or add/change minor form with the Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance on the third floor of the Robinson College of Business building.
FAQs for Undergraduate Minor
Before contacting your academic advisor, please read this list of FAQs.
If you are a communications major, digital media and related technologies are revolutionizing print, video, and Web-based communications.
If you are majoring in music or art & design, computer information systems are opening up new avenues of expression and have become essential tools for design.
If you are majoring in political science, information systems are important tools for conducting public opinion polls and electronic voting, and providing access to information and services (i.e., e-government).
If you are an education major, a basic knowledge of information systems is essential for teaching computer literacy in the classroom and for delivery of instructional materials.
CIS 3001 - Managing Information Technology Projects
CIS 3300 - Systems Analysis (identify what a system needs to do)
CIS 3310 - Systems Design* (decide how the system will do this)
CIS 3320 - Telecommunications for Business
CIS 3730 - Database Management Systems
CIS 4000 - Introduction to Computer Forensics
CIS 4120 - Defining and Innovating Business Processes
CIS 4140 - Implementing IT-Facilitated Business Processes
CIS 4300 - Software Quality Management
CIS 4700 - Managing IT Project Risk, Vendors and Contracts
CIS 4620 - Management of Information Services
CIS 4680 - Introduction to Security & Privacy of Information Systems (protect yourself and your business)
CIS 3260 - Introduction to programming
CIS 3270 - Internet Programming with Java*
*indicates that course requires prerequisite beyond CIS 2010. No asterisk indicates that the course has no prerequisites other than CIS 2010. Some courses do not even require CIS 2010 as a prerequisite. Check the course list carefully.
- For Arts & Sciences students, complete and file thechange of major/minor form
Robinson College of Business students , complete and file thechange of major or add/change minor form with the Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance on the third floor of the Robinson College of Business building.
Bala Ramesh, Ph.D., department chair, firstname.lastname@example.org