Business Information Systems

The Business Information Systems track can be used to satisfy the track requirements of the CIS Major.

Tracks highlight areas of specialization within the department and guide student elective choices. Each track has an approved list of CIS courses, available from the computer science office or the department website. Tracks may also include recommended science and math courses; some include a minor in another field.

Graduates in the Business Information Systems track are qualified to work as analysts, managers, developers, or consultants, and to enter leadership development and MBA programs.

Business Information Systems Track PDF

Faculty Advisor: Christopher Wilson.


104 credits total


CIS Core Requirements (80 credits)
CIS Track Requirements (24 credits)
Complete 3 courses selected from the following: 12  
  • CIS 432 Introduction to Networks
  • CIS 433 Computer and Network Security
  • CIS 443 User Interfaces
  • CIS 445 Modeling and Simulation
  • CIS 451 Database Processing
  • CIS 452 Database Issues
  • CIS 453 Data Mining
  • CIS 473 Probabilistic Methods
  • CIS 490 Computer Ethics
  • CIS 399 Unix System Administration (summer only)
Complete 8 additional upper-division CIS elective credits 8  
Choose electives from CIS upper-division courses, including Individualized Study Courses. CIS 399 and 410 must have regular class meetings, 
homework assignments and a prerequisite of 313 or higher.

Complete 4 upper-division math elective credits 4  
Choose any math course with a prerequisite of MATH 252 or higher, or CIS 413, 420, 427, 410 Cryptography, 473 Probabilistic Methods. CIS courses used 
to complete mathematics elective cannot be used toward upper-division CIS elective credits. 

Recommended Minor: Business Administration