Computer Information Systems B.S.
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
Professionals in the field of information systems work with information technology and must have sound technical knowledge of computers, software, and communications. Since they operate within an organizational framework, they must also understand business and business functions. The B.S. in computer information systems is a four-year program that includes formal courses in information technology (including system architecture, operating systems, interactive multimedia computing, and networking), management information systems, project organization and management, and business organizational functions. The program also includes supporting courses in communications, mathematics and statistics, and the economic, social, and ethical implications of computing. Goals of the learning process include the development of good software, communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in team environments. This program provides both the necessary foundational studies for students seeking entry-level positions in information systems and a strong basis for continued career growth. This program is appropriate for students seeking a professional career in the computer information systems field. It is a multidisciplinary program that emphasizes the study of systems development methodology and technology for our rapidly changing information society. Graduates are prepared for positions in the design and development of information systems as project managers, information systems center specialists, network administrators, and database administrators. This major is also appropriate preparation for information systems graduate programs or MBA professional programs. The computer science minor and computer science applied minor are not available to computer information systems technology majors.
This program is available:
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
1. Minor in business administration. 2. Exit interview before graduation.
Core Courses (21 cr)
CS 1511 - Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or CS 1581 - Honors: Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Advanced Courses (24 cr)
CS 3111 - Computer Ethics [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
CS 3121 - Interactive Multimedia Technology (4.0 cr)
CS 3211 - Database System Concepts (4.0 cr)
CS 3221 - Operating Systems Practicum (4.0 cr)
CS 4411 - Data Communications and Network Technology (4.0 cr)
CS 4531 - Software Engineering (4.0 cr)
Additional Requirements (15 cr)
Additional requirements also include completing a business administration minor for non-LSBE students.
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
Math and Stats
MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1596 - Honors: Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4.0 cr)