Degree Requirements

University Degree Requirements (120 credit hours)

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, students must complete at least 120-124 credit hours. Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level or above) at AUK, of which at least 18 credit hours need to be taken in the major.

  • General Education Requirements, composed of: (45-49)
    • Related field requirements applicable to Gen Ed requirements (16)
    • Remaining Gen Ed requirements (29-33)
  • Related field requirements not applicable to Gen Ed (17)
  • Major Requirements composed of: (58)
    • Information Systems Core (49)
    • Information Systems Electives (9)

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


CSIS 130

Computer Programming II


CSIS 150

Professional and Ethical Issues in CSIS


CSIS 210

Data Structures and Algorithms


CSIS 230

Programming in a Second Language


CSIS 250

Database Systems


CSIS 255

Web Technologies


CSIS 260

Systems Analysis, Design and Acquisition


CSIS 302

IT Infrastructure


CSIS 322

Computer Networks and Data Communication


CSIS 330

Software Engineering


CSIS 440

Software Project Management


CSIS 476

Computer Security and Information Assurance


CSIS 480

Business Process Management


CSIS 490

CSIS Capstone I


CSIS 491

CSIS Capstone II


Information Systems Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

Students complete three CSIS courses (9 credit hours), selected in consultation with the academic advisor, to fulfill their 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.

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 requirement 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 (3) [P]
BIOL 101L General Biology I Laboratory (1) [P]
BIOL 102 General Biology II (3) [P]
BIOL 102L General Biology II Laboratory (1) [P]
PHYS 115 General Physics I (3) [P]
PHYS 115L General Physics I Laboratory (1) [P]
PHYS 116 General Physics II (3) [P]
PHYS 116L General Physics II Laboratory (1) [P]

Business Requirements (15 credit hours)

The following two 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)