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College of Engineering

Computer & Information Sciences

 

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Information Systems is an evolving scientific area of study that bridges the gap between business and computer science.

Networks of computers extend human brainpower by creating modes of communication and record keeping that are at once more complex and more convenient than ever before. To be effective, these systems must aid and enhance our business, government and service organizations, which requires a careful understanding of the factors controlling human interactions, as well as the technical potential and limitations of computer systems.

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences offers students a Bachelor of Science major in Information Systems (INSY-BS), which combines business and information technology subjects. The major addresses student demand for courses oriented toward the design of new software systems for business and consumer needs. Students enrolled in the major must fulfill a set of major courses along with 1) a set of business courses (referred to as the business core) and 2) a set of information systems courses (referred to as the information systems core).

The business core emphasizes management and marketing issues. Students are prepared for careers in management and financial matters through courses in accounting, finance, operations management, organizational behavior, and marketing.

The information core stresses the use of computing technology in solving business problems.

Course work includes technological problem solving and project management, as well as a selection of advanced computer science courses designed to prepare students for careers in programming, business telecommunication networks, system development, database systems, and software engineering.

Areas of study

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Operations management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Marketing
  • Programming
  • Business telecommunication networks
  • System development
  • Database systems
  • Software engineering


Graduate programs

  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Certificate in Computational Science and Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration

What’s special about this program?

 

Over 30% of the CIS faculty are University Excellence in Teaching award winners, and most classes are 40 students or less by junior and senior year. We offer undergraduate research opportunities (academic year and summers) and the potential for study abroad earning CIS credit. Each student has access to a full-time faculty advisor, and majors are customizable through the concentration and technical electives. Students benefit from team project experience through participation on programming teams like ACM and Supercomputing.  In addition, service learning opportunities allow students to develop learning games on the XO to broaden participation in computing.

Get involved

Alpha Omega Epsilon

Computer Animation and Game Design

Deep Roots Outreach Program

Engineers Without Borders

Linux Users Group

National Society of Black Engineers

Sigma Phi Delta

Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Society of Women Engineers

Tau Beta Pi

UD ACM-W Student Chapter (CIS-ters)

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Sample curriculum

CISC108

 

Introduction to Computer Science I
CISC181

Introduction to Computer Science II

 

EGGG101

Introduction to Engineering (FYE)

 

ENGL110

 

Seminar in Composition
MATH210

Discrete Mathematics I

 

MATH241

 

Analytic Geometry & Calculus A
 

Breadth Requirement Electives

 

 

General Elective Course

 

ACCT207

Accounting I

 

ACCT208

Accounting II

 

CISC220

Data Structures

 

CISC250

Business Telecommunication Networks

 

CISC275

Introduction to Software Engineering

 

MATH205

Statistical Methods

 

 

Breadth Requirement Elective

 

 

Laboratory Science Courses

 

  General Elective Course
BUAD301

Introduction to Marketing or FINC311

 

FINC311

Principles of Finance or BUAD301

 

BUAD306

Introduction to Service & Operations Management

 

BUAD309

Organizational Behavior

 

CISC437

Database Systems

 

ENGL312

Written Communication in Business or

 

ENGL410

Technical Writing

 

 

IS Elective Course

 

 

Breadth Requirement Electives

 

  General Elective Course
CISC355

Computers, Ethics, & Society

 

CISC475

Advanced Software Engineering

 

COMM212

Oral Communication in Business

 

MISY430

Systems Analysis and Implementation

 

MISY431

MIS Project Management

 

MISY432

MIS Projects

 

 

IS Elective Course

 

  General Elective Courses