Nov 29, 2023  
University Catalog 2022-2023 
University Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems (BS)

CIP Code = 521201

Computer Information Systems Curriculum (BS)

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) curriculum prepares students for careers by stressing the application and use of information technology in the business environment. The CIS curriculum provides learning experiences in systems analysis, design, and implementation; project management; e-commerce; telecommunications; networking; databases; programming; and interpersonal communication. As the increase in the use of technology in business continues, growth is predicted in the demand for people with these skills.

CIS Program Objectives

  1. Designing and implementing information technology solutions that enhance organizational performance;
  2. Modeling organizational process and data;
  3. Managing projects;
  4. Acquiring, converting, transmitting, and storing data and information; and
  5. Identifying and managing common information security risks


Program Requirements

A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all CIS courses.

Freshman Year

English (GER)

Humanities (GER)

  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Select two Humanities (GER) courses from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  6 Semester Credit Hours
Natural Sciences (GER)

Major Courses

Total: 30 SCH

Sophomore Year

Natural Sciences (GER)

  • Select one Biology (BISC) class (3 semester hours) AND
  • Select one Physical Science class (3 semester hours)
    • OR
  • Select two Physical Science classes (6 semester hours) - must be in same discipline
  • NOTE:  Physical Science courses from the following disciplines:  Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meterology (some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)

Fine Arts (GER)

Total: 30 SCH

Junior Year

Major Courses


  • Electives 5 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 30 SCH

Senior Year

Major Courses


  • Electives  3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 30 SCH

Total Semester Hours 120

*College of Business Electives are chosen by the student in consultation with the faculty advisor and must be a 300- or 400-level business course.

**(IER): International Education Requirement:  ACCT 485 , CIS 485 ECON 485 , FINC 485 , MGMT 485 , or MKTG 485 .