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Computer Information Systems Minor

Program Advisor: Dr. Maria Brownlow

The CIS Minor is for undergraduate students of all majors. Understanding and effectively using and managing information technology and systems is essential for personal and professional success in any endeavor. Organizations seek candidates who can use, manage and adapt information systems to create opportunities and competitive advantages. Effectively managing databases creates business intelligence from which strategic decisions are made. Understanding cybersecurity is mandatory for managing risk to organizations and their stakeholders because data and networks are linked. From marketing a product or yourself, to securely accounting for purchases or just sharing interests, information technology and systems affect every aspect of modern life.

Countries and economies compete in the cyber world. As a result, employers demand information technology skills, knowledge and competence from their employees. The CIS Minor is an excellent foundation for further growth in a skill set the job market expects in today’s generation.






CIS 300-400 level courses


In completing a minor in computer information systems, a graduating student will be able to:

  1. An integrated understanding of contemporary computer organization and operating systems architecture, networks, internet and web technologies, and database systems

  2. The ability to analyze and evaluate, design and test, finally implement a reliable and secure application while effectively using information technology processes and procedures for the benefit of digital organizations

  3. An understanding of the regulatory and ethical issues pertinent to computer information systems

  4. An understanding of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, the integration of cybersecurity strategies into system development and the ability to implement best practices to maintain secure systems and networks