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B.S. Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems degree programs at Husson University focus on the experiential learning model to prepare students for a wide variety of positions within the Information Technology (IT) field. In smaller organizations IT professionals typically have diverse responsibilities ranging from network administrator to software developer to computer technician. In larger organizations IT  professionals have cursory knowledge of many IT areas, but possess specialized skills in one particular area. Regardless of the position or organization, IT professionals are responsible for not only maintaining and securing existing equipment and data, but also assessing, recommending, and implementing new technology throughout the organization.

In completing the B.S. CIS degree, students will be able to:

  • Apply ethical decision-making skills and integrity in an ever-changing, global environment 
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills, appropriate to the profession
  • Apply critical problem-solving and professional skills in an experiential, learning environment
  • Analyze and repair computer hardware and software infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of best practices and guidelines of developing computer software.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of project management practices and principles.
  • Evaluate the implications/impact of computer technology solutions on business policies and practices.
General Education Courses
CM 100Speech3
CM 221Professional Communications3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
EH 2XXTechnical Writing3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
or MS 232 Finite Mathematics
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
or MS 180 Precalculus with Trigonometry
PY 111General Psychology3
Fine or Performing Arts3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Global Elective3
SC Science Elective3
Open Electives 200+6
Co-curricular activity and/or community service
Computer Information and Business Courses
AC 121Principles of Accounting I3
BA 101Introduction to Business3
BA 211Microeconomics3
BA 243The Business of Innovation3
BA 302Business Ethics3
BA 310Organization and Management3
MI 241Managing and Maintaining a PC I3
MI 242Managing and Maintaining a PC II3
MI 261Introduction to Computer Programming I3
MI 262Introduction to Computer Programming II3
MI 325Algorithms and Data Structures I3
or MI 341 Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server I
MI 326Algorithms and Data Structures II3
or MI 342 Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server II
MI 331Networking3
MI 351Information System Internship3
MI 411Database Design3
MI 421Project Management Techniques3
MI 422Information System Project Development3
Business Elective9
MI Elective6
MI Elective (300+)9
Total Hours122

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
AC 1213PY 1113
CM 1003EH 1243
MS 141 or 1804MI 2423
EH 1233MS 132 or 2323
HE 111***1BA 1013
MI 2413 
 17 15
Second Year
BA 2113BA 3023
EH 2003MI 2623
MI 3313MI Elective3
MI 2613Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Lab Science Elective3CM 2213
 15 15
Third Year
BA 3103MI 3513
Business Elective3MI Elective (300+)3
MI 325 or 3413MI Elective (300+)3
EH 2XX::Technical Writing3Business Elective3
MI 4113MI 326 or 3423
 15 15
Fourth Year
BA 2433MI 4223
MI 4213Business Elective3
MI Elective3Fine Arts Elective3
Global Elective3MI Elective (300+)3
Open Elective (200+)3Open Elective (200+)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 122

Credit may not be required for degree credit.


IS 455. Independent Study. 1-6 Hour.

This independent study offers an upper-class student the opportunity to present one or more small projects for analysis. The course may consist of seminars, individualized instruction, and/or research related to a specific area of specialization.