Computer Information Systems Three-Year Graduation Plan

This is a model three year graduation plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, and placement in English and Mathematics.

This degree program can be completed in three years, including three summer semesters.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
ENG 110 Writing I3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
MTH 135 Math or above (not 145)3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
General Education course3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
Total hours17-19

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
General Education course4
MGT 286 Business Communications3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
CIS 260 Application Development I3
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology3
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

Third semester courses Credit hours
Elective or General Education2
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics3
Total hours8

Fourth semester (fall)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
CIS 270 Application Development II3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business2
CIS 230 Computer Hardware, Operating Systems, and Networking3
Total hours17

Fifth semester (spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management3
CIS 321 Information Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS 326 Database Management Systems Concepts and Design3
ENG 210 or ENG 2213
FIN 380 Financial Management3
General Education course3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
MGT 364 Operations Management3
Total hours6

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies1
CIS 334 or CIS 3503
CIS 431 Advanced Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS 461 Strategic Management Information Systems3
General Education course4
Globalization3
Total hours17

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
CIS Elective3
CIS 528 Database Management Systems Implementation3
Globalization3
General Education course or elective3
General Education course or elective3
General Education course3
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

Ninth semester courses Credit hours
CIS 591 Information Systems Development3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy3
Total hours6

GPA requirements

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA to be guaranteed admission to a degree program in COB.

CIS Majors must earn a C or higher in CIS 260 and CIS 270 and earn at least a 2.50 GPA in both classes combined.

First sixty hours

The following courses should be completed in the first sixty hours:

  • ENG 110
  • GEP 101
  • MTH 135 or above (not 145)
  • PSY 121
  • MGT 286
  • ECO 155
  • COM 115
  • CIS 200
  • CIS 260
  • ACC 201
  • ECO 165
  • ACC 211
  • CIS 270
  • LAW 231
  • QBA 237

Special course notices

Periodicity warning: CIS 370 (Fall only); CIS 375 (Spring only).

CIS 334 or 350 may count only once on your degree.

Computer Information Systems electives

Choose from the following courses to fulfill Computer Information Systems electives:

  • CIS 316
  • CIS 323
  • CIS 330
  • CIS 334
  • CIS 350
  • CIS 370
  • CIS 375
  • CIS 394
  • CIS 397
  • CIS 540