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Degree Requirements

University Degree Requirements (124 credit hours)
To receive a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, students must complete at least 124 credit hours:

  • General Education Requirements, composed of:
  • Related field requirements applicable to Gen Ed requirements (16)
  • Remaining Gen Ed requirements (33)
  • Related field requirements not applicable to Gen Ed
  • (17)
  • Major Requirements composed of:
  • (58)
  • Information Systems Core (49)
  • Information Systems Electives (9)

    Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level or above) at AUK, of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the major.

    Information Systems Core Course Requirements (49 credit hours)
    Students should earn a grade of “C-” or better in individual courses in the IS major. A cumulative major GPA of at least 2.00 in the major requirements (Core, Related Field, and IS Electives) is needed to earn an undergraduate degree in Information Systems.

    CSIS 110 Foundations of Information Systems (3)
    CSIS 130 Computer Programming II (4)[T]
    CSIS 150 Professional and Ethical Issues in CSIS (3)
    CSIS 210 Data Structures and Algorithms (3)
    CSIS 230 Programming in a Second Language (3)
    CSIS 250 Database Systems (3)
    CSIS 255 Web Technologies (3)
    CSIS 260 Systems Analysis, Design and Acquisition (3)
    CSIS 302 IT Infrastructure (3)
    CSIS 322 Computer Networks and Data Communication (3)
    CSIS 330 Software Engineering (3)
    CSIS 440 Software Project Management (3)
    CSIS 476 Computer Security and Information Assurance (3)
    CSIS 480 Business Process Management (3)
    CSIS 490 CSIS Capstone I (3)
    CSIS 491 CSIS Capstone II (3)

    Information Systems Elective Courses (9 credit hours)
    Students complete three CSIS courses (9 credit hours) selected in consultation with the academic advisor, to fulfill the IS Electives. Two courses must be 300-level or higher and the remaining course can be 200-level or higher. All three courses must be from CSIS.

    Related Field Requirements (33 Credit Hours)
    IS students are also expected to complete 33 credit hours of related field requirements, of which 16 credit hours are applicable to Gen Ed. The Related Field Requirements component is composed of CSIS, MATH, Science, and Business.

    CSIS Requirements (4 credit hours)

    CSIS 120 Computer Programming I (4) [T]

    Computer Science and Information Systems majors do not need to take CSIS 101 to fulfill their general education requirements, as CSIS 120 will automatically fulfill that requirement.

    Math Requirements (6 credit hours)

    MATH 213 Discrete Mathematics (3)[M]
    STAT 201 Statistics (3)[M]

    Sciences Requirements (8 credit hours)

    BIOL 101 General Biology I (4)[P]
    BIOL 102 General Biology II (4)[P]
    PHYS 115 General Physics I (4)[P]
    PHYS 116 General Physics II (4)[P]

    Business Requirements (15 credit hours)
    The following 2 courses are required for IS students:

    MGMT 201 Principles of Management (3)
    ENTR 201 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)

    Students are also required to choose ONE theme from the following coherent set options:
    Option 1: Management
    MGMT 301 Change Management (3)
    MGMT 315 Decision Making in Management (3)
    ENTR 301 Intermediate Entrepreneurship (3)
    Option 2: Accounting
    ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
    ACCT 205 Managerial Accounting (3)
    ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
    Option 3: Finance
    ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
    FINC 332 Financial Management (3)
    FINC 343 Financial Services Management (3)
    Option 4: Marketing
    ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    MRKT 200 Principles of Marketing (3)
    MRKT 309 Principles of E-Commerce (3)

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