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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

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Computer Information Systems Minor - 18 Credits

Minor Requirements - 12 Credits
Fund of Prog Design and Logic
Intro to Java Programming
Fundamentals of Database Sys
Systems Analysis and Design 1
Electives - 6 Credits
At least 3 credits must be 300+ level
Database Design-Implementation
Introduction to Visual Basic
Intro to Cobol Programming
Mobile Application Development
Web Application Development
Special Topics in ISYS
1 TO 3
Advanced Java Programming
Operating Sys & Network Essent
Adv Database Systems Admin
Special Topics in ISYS
1 TO 3
Enterprise Integration & BPD
Special Topics in ISYS
1 TO 3
Faculty Advisor must approve other options