Computer Information Systems at St. Scholastica is an innovative alternative to the computer science programs offered at many colleges and universities. Students in the program learn current and emerging computer technologies and the means to apply these system technologies in solving organizational problems. In addition to the core computer concepts, students select a specific application concentration in business analysis, cyber security, health informatics, mathematics, software development. Students also may seek departmental approval for a custom-designed concentration.
Graduates find work in a variety of large and small organizations as software developers, data analysts, web developers, application programmers, database specialists and business/system analysts. Some graduates are working for computer consulting firms or working as entrepreneurs, while others are managing the information systems of large and small organizations.
The student completing the Computer Information Systems major will be able to:
- Analyze, design, and construct solutions to simple and complex problems.
- Research, evaluate, select and apply technologies and methodologies to meet organizational needs.
- Effectively communicate technical ideas with team members and stakeholders through oral presentations, written documents, and software documentation.
- Articulate and apply personal and organizational values within the context of professional codes of ethics and the Benedictine values.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the Computer Information Systems major.
Major Credits: 59-63
Major Residency Credits: 16
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Required Courses
CIS majors must complete the following required courses and at least one of the concentrations below.
Business Analysis Concentration
Cybersecurity Concentration - Online Campus Only
|CIS 2777||Topics (CIS 1745 Network Administration: Unix)||3|
|CIS 2777||Topics (CIS 1810 Network Administration: Security)||3|
|CIS 2777||Topics (CIS 1946 CISCO Networking I)||3|
|CIS 2777||Topics (CIS 1947 CISCO Networking II)||3|
|CIS 3777||Topics (CIS 2560 Web Server Administration or CIS 2973 Network Admin Serv Virt)||3|
|CIS 3777||Topics (CIS 2811 Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems Fundamentals)||3|
|CIS 3777||Topics (CIS 2812 Network Security Fundamentals)||3|
|CIS 3777||Topics (CIS 2813 Network Forensics & Incident Response)||3|
|CIS 3777||Topics (CIS 2814 Ethical Hacking & System Defense)||3|
|CIS 3777||Topics (CIS 2976 Emerging Technologies in Information Systems)||1|
Health Informatics Concentration
|CIS 3205||Information Systems||4|
|HIM 2101||Medical Language||3|
|HIM 2102||Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics||1|
|HIM 2110||Concepts and Principles of Health Information Management||2|
|HIM 2111||HIM Technologies in Practice||2|
|HIM 3132||Medicolegal Issues||4|
|HIM 4415||Health Data Analytics||4|
|Introduction to Data Analysis and Applied Statistics|
|Probability and Statistics I|
Mathematics Concentration - Duluth Campus Only
Software Development Concentration
|CIS 3034||Client-Side Web Development||2|
|CIS 3089||Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis||4|
|CIS 3115||Machine Learning for Data Science||4|
|CIS 3230||Game Design and 3-D Modeling||4|
|CIS 3285||Software Design||4|
|CIS 3334||Mobile Device Programming||4|
|CIS 4034||Server-Side Web Development||4|
|CIS 4042||Computer Security||2|
To graduate from the College of St. Scholastica, baccalaureate students must meet the following minimum degree requirements.
Total Credits: 128
Upper Division Credits: 42
Residency Requirement: 32
Minimum GPA: 2.0