academics

Computer Information Systems

Coordinator: M. Entwistle

Computer Science Courses

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) major is designed to incorporate the tools and techniques of management with advanced computer technology. The goal of this program is to enable students to analyze, design, implement, evaluate, control, and manage computer-based information systems for businesses, government, and other organizations. The major is designed to prepare students for positions as CIS consultants, management services advisors, systems analysts and designers, programming managers, managers of information services and data processing departments, and other similar positions.

Augustana’s CIS major has been designed to follow the underlying philosophy of the model curricula that have been constructed by the professional associations Association for Computing Machinery and Data Processing Management Association.

Computer Information Systems Major:

44 credit hours
Required Courses:
COSC 130 — Social, Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing (3 cr)
COSC 205 — Management Information Systems I (3 cr)
COSC 210 — Computer Science I (4 cr)
COSC 211 — Computer Science II (4 cr)
COSC 241 — Management Information Systems II (3 cr)
COSC 315 — Business Intelligence (3 cr)
COSC 342 — Project Management (3 cr)
COSC — Elective courses (COSC 150 or higher) (3 cr)
ACCT 210 — Principles of Accounting I (4 cr)
BSAD 320 — Principles of Management (3 cr)
ECON 120 — Principles of Economics I (3 cr)
ECON 270 — Statistics (4 cr)

One of the following courses:
BSAD 310 — Principles of Marketing (4 cr)
BSAD 330 — Principles of Finance (4 cr)

Recommended Courses:
For students considering careers in software development, the following courses are strongly recommended.
COSC 235 — Computer Organization (4 cr)
COSC 260 — Computer Science III (3 cr)

Computer Information Systems Minor:

18-19 credit hours
COSC 205 — Management Information Systems I (3 cr)
COSC 210 — Computer Science I (4 cr)
COSC 241 — Management Information Systems II (3 cr)
COSC 315 — Business Intelligence (3 cr)
BSAD 320 — Principles of Management (3 cr)
COSC — Elective courses (COSC 150 or higher) (2-3 cr)