Degree Plan

Bachelor Applied Arts and Sciences - Computer Information Systems Concentration

Core Curriculum Requirement

10 - English Composition – 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20 - Mathematics – 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher

30 - Natural Sciences – 6 semester hours

  • Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, or Bio/Physical Science

40 - Humanities – 3 semester hours

  • Literature, Philosophy, Modern or Classical Language/Literature or Cultural Studies

50 - Visual/Performing Arts – 3 semester hours

  • ARTS, DRAM, MUSI, Visual or Performing Arts

60 - American History – 6 semester hours

  • HIST 1301
  • HIST 1302

70 - Political Science – 6 semester hours

  • GOVT 2305
  • GOVT 2306

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

  • ANTH, ECON, GEOG, HIST, PSCI, PSYC, SOCI

90 - Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

  •  SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305

Major Requirements

General Program Requirements – 10 semester hours

  • ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing
  • ENGL UD – Choose three semester hours of UD ENGL
  • COMM UD – Choose three semester hours of UD Communication

AAS Requirements for CIS Concentration – 15 semester hours Programming Fundamentals

  • SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321 (CORE)
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 (CORE)
  • COSC 1436
  • LD Elective
  • LD Elective
  • LD Elective
  • HUMA 4322 – Ethics

12 semester hours in hardware, networking or programming

AAS LD Specialization – 44 semester hours

  • LD Vocational or Technical Credits (AAS track)

AAS UD Specialization Requirements for CIS Concentration – 18 semester hours

  • COSC 3325 – Information Systems in Organizations
  • COSC 4321 – IT Project Management
  • COSC 4339 – Telecommunications and Networking
  • COSC 4350 – Information Security, Privacy & Ethics
  • UD COSC
  • UD COSC

Select 6 UD s.h. from the following: COSC 3315, 3317, 4305, 4320, 4336, 4341 or 4355

AAS UD Specialization – 15 semester hours

  • UD COSC Elective
  • UD COSC Elective
  • UD COSC Elective
  • UD COSC Elective
  • UD COSC Elective

15 UD semester hours in COSC with advisor approval.

UD Free Electives and/or Minor

NOTES:

  1. s.h. = semester hours
  2. LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
  3. UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
  4. The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
  5. Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
  6. This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
  7. Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 40 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.