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Computer Information Systems

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose Computer Information Systems?

A CIS Minor can significantly increase the marketability of any Bachelor's degree. Proficient usage of computers in day-to-day business functions is now critical for success in any work environment. Having a CIS Minor adds skills and abilities beyond your major that employers need, and it will differentiate you from those without it.

Career Opportunities

Computers and Information Systems have become essential to all aspects of business. All professionals, regardless of their major, are needed to understand and relate the problem-solving abilities of a computer system to an individual business department, company, or a multi-national enterprise.

A CIS Minor will give you an advantage over other majors who do not have these critical skills.

Admission Requirements

Any current Ferris State University undergraduate student who is in good academic standing may enroll in this minor. Minor is not available for CIS majors.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum credit hours required for the minor is 18 credits. A CIS Minor is a collection of 2 required courses and 4 elective courses.

  • Systems
  • Programming
  • Network Administration
  • Web Development
  • A Customized Plan to Fit Your Needs

A Ferris student will receive the CIS Minor upon graduation with a Baccalaureate degree, and after completion of the requirements for the minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in CIS Minor courses.

Note: No more than 50% of the credits in this minor may be transferred from another institution.  A maximum of one third of the credits, but not more than 7 credits in a minor, may overlap with the student's major.

 

More Information

Accountancy, Finance & Info Systems
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
231-591-2434

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Computer Information Systems Minor - 18 Credits

Database Design-Implementation
3
Software Systems
3
Electives (choose 4 - at least 3 credits must be 300+ level - advisor must approve other options):
Fund of Computer Info Systems
3
Introduction to Visual Basic
3
Intro to Java Programming
3
Web Application Development
3
Special Topics in ISYS
1 TO 3
Advanced Visual Basic Program
3
Advanced Java Programming
3
Networking Essentials
3
Systems Analysis and Design 1
3
Adv Database Design-Implement
3
Special Topics in ISYS
1 TO 3
Database Administration
3
Special Topics in ISYS
1 TO 3
Proj Management Fundamentals
3
Minimum credit hours required for CIS Minor
18
All students in the CIS minor must be able to demonstrate competency in ISYS 105 topics or successfully complete ISYS 105 with a C or better.