Four-Year Degree Plan

The computer information systems degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight regular semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University. Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss schedules and options. A list of course offerings is listed on the course rotation page.

This is a model four year degree 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 eight semesters.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 or above 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
CIS 260 Introduction to Java Programming 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Cultural Competence (Take ANT-100, GRY-100, IDS-297, OR REL-210 to also count on globalization list) 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
CIS 366 Introduction to .Net Development with C#
or CIS 370 Introduction to Web Development
3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
CIS 388 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 295 Database Management Systems Concepts and Design 3
CIS 330 Introduction to Networking 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
Natural World 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
CIS 466 Advanced .Net Development with C#
or CIS 475 Advanced Web Development
3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
CIS List* 3
Globalization 3
CIS 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
CIS 494 OR CIS 528 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
CIS List* 3
CIS List* 3
Elective 2

*Computer Information Systems List*

Courses may not be used as both a CIS elective course and as a requirement for the CIS major.

CIS-262 - Mobile App Development

CIS-266 - Introduction to .Net Development with C#

CIS-370 - Introduction to Web Development

CIS 397 - Topics in Computer Information Systems

CIS 420 - IT Services Project Management

CIS 466 - Advanced .Net Development with C#

CIS 475 - Advanced Web Development

CIS 494 - Internship in Computer Information Systems

CIS 528 - Database Application Development with Oracle

CIS 535 - Machine Learning

CIS 545 - Data Infrastructure for Data Analytics

CIS 555 - Data Visualization

CIS 560 - Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

CIS 564 - Hacker Techniques and Incident Response

CIS 581 - Foundations of Information Technology Service Management

CIS 583 - Cloud Computing

CIS 591 - Information Systems Development

GPA & credit hour requirements

Electives, as needed to bring total credit hours to 120 and upper division hours (300+) to 40.

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA to apply for admission to the College of Business.