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Computer and Information Sciences

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Computer and Information Sciences

Dr. John S. Eickemeyer, Chairperson

The goal of The Master’s College Computer & In-

formation Sciences (CIS) Department is to prepare

students to excel in an increasingly complex technical

world while living lives that glorify God. CIS majors

study computers both in theory and in practice,

covering topics in software, hardware, networks,

databases, the Web and more. They also learn about

the impact computers are having on the world, and

ways they can be used to further God’s kingdom.

EMPHASES

The Master’s College Department of Computer

& Information Sciences offers degrees in two

emphases: Computer Science (CS) and Information

Systems (IS). Every CIS student completes the core

CIS courses, and then takes additional courses in his

or her selected emphasis.

A CIS degree helps prepare students for any of a

number of careers, including computer programming,

web design, network administration, systems analysis,

data processing management or teaching.

Computer Science

The emphasis in Computer Science is designed to

give students a practical introduction to the world

of computers. It focuses on the technical side of

computing, presenting basic theoretical material while

maintaining a practical focus. Graduates may pursue

advanced degrees in Computer Science or seek work

in a variety of technical positions.

Information Systems

The emphasis in Information Systems approaches

computers fromamore business-oriented perspective.

It emphasizes business processes and how computers

can be used to improve them. Analysis and design

are stressed, along with an appropriate knowledge

of business principles. Graduates will be prepared to

pursue careers in the field of business information

systems, one of the largest and fastest growing

specialties in the world.

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

Students may receive credit by examination as

follows:

Credit may be granted for Calculus I (MA121),

Calculus II (MA122) or Introduction to

Computer Programming (CS111).

Credit may be granted if the student submits

proof of earned test scores of 3 or above on

the appropriate AB/BC Advanced Placement

tests of the College Board.

The department reserves the right to interview

and/or retest students before granting credit by

examination.

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM

Students graduating with a degree in Computer

Science or Information Systems may be required to

take a comprehensive discipline-specific examination

during their senior year, prior to graduation.

DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS

All CIS majors are required to earn a grade of C

or better in all courses in the CIS major. A student

earning a grade below C must repeat the course until

a grade of C or above is earned.

The following courses are required for all CIS majors:

CS111 Intro. to Computer Programming & Lab.... 4 CS122 Web Design & Programming......................... 3 CS211 Data Structures & Lab.................................. . 4 CS212 Computer Hardware...................................... . 3 CS301 Computer Application Development..............3 CS302 Software Development................................... 3 CS321 Operating Systems........................................... 3 CS322 Networking Principles & Architecture...........3

Total core courses..................................................................... 26

Computer Science Emphasis Courses

CS311 Computer Organization & Architecture..... 3 CS332 Programming Languages & Systems........... 3 CS402 Computer Algorithms.................................... 3 CS492 Computer Science Senior Seminar............... 3 MA121 Calculus I.......................................................... 4 MA122 Calculus II........................................................ 4 MA253 Discrete Mathematics..................................... 3

Upper Division CS Electives............................................. 6

CS required units...................................................................29

Total units required for emphasis............................................55

CIS CORE COURSES