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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems, BS


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Program Requirements


The Computer Information Systems degree program is oriented toward computer applications in management-related problems. The program emphasizes functional areas of management, including accounting, production, marketing, and finance and the applications of computers in these areas. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in areas such as systems design and analysis, applications programming, database administration, and information retrieval, as well as for continued study toward an advanced degree.

Students who change majors into Computer Information Systems must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher.

Additional information about the major, curriculum, and advising can be found at http://www.clemson.edu/computing/.

Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 17

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Credit Hours: 14

Junior Year


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 122


1 Select either the MATH 1020 /MATH 2070 , MATH 1060 /MATH 2070  or MATH 1060 /MATH 1080  sequence. Students who select the 1060/1080 sequence will have satisfied the two elective credits in the freshman year.

2 Select either the CPSC 1010  and CPSC 1020  sequence; or the CPSC 1060  and CPSC 1070  sequence. The sequence of CPSC 1110  and CPSC 1020  is also acceptable with one elective credit taken in the first semester.

3 Select from courses in BIOL, BCHM, CH, GEOL, MICR, PHYS; or ENSP 2000 . At least one course must include a laboratory and satisfy the Natural Science General Education Requirement.

4 See General Education Requirements .

5 MATH 1190  or MATH 4190  may be substituted.

6 Select from: COMM 1500 , COMM 2500 , HON 2230 ; or the cluster of courses AS 3090 , AS 3100 , AS 4090 , AS 4100 ; or ML 1010 , ML 1020 .

7 MATH 3020  or STAT 3300  may be substituted.

8 Select from ENGL 3040 , ENGL 3120 , ENGL 3140 , ENGL 3150 , ENGL 3330  

9 Select from 3000-level or higher CPSC courses. No more than three credits of CPSC 3990  or CPSC 4810  may be applied to this requirement, and no more than six credits of CPSC 4820  may be applied. Up to three credits of ECE 3000-level or higher courses; or MATH 3650 ; or MATH 4000-level courses may be substituted (except MATH 4190 ). Courses selected to satisfy this requirement may not also be used to satisfy other major requirements.

10 Select from ECON 2000 , ECON 2110  or ECON 2120 . The course selected to satisfy this requirement may not also be used to satisfy the General Education Social Science Requirement.

11 Select from FIN 3060 MGT 3900 , MGT 4000  

12 Select from MGT 4520 , MGT 4540 , MGT 4550 , MGT 4560 , or any 4000-level CPSC course. CPSC 4810  may not be substituted. Courses selected to satisfy this requirement may not also be used to satisfy other major requirements.

Notes:

  1. For graduation, a candidate for the BS degree in Computer Information Systems must have earned a grade of C or better in each CPSC course applied to the non-elective requirements of the degree.
  2. A grade of C or better must be earned in all prerequisite courses (including CPSC and MATH courses) before enrolling in the next CPSC course.
  3. General Education  Cross-Cultural Awareness and Science and Technology in Society requirements must be satisfied.

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