CIS Program Description
COMPUTER and INFORMATION SCIENCES (CIS)
College: Arts and Sciences
Degree: B. S.
Limited Access: No
Contact: Dr. Edward Jones; Ms. Julia Jones
Address: 307 Benjamin Banneker Technical Building A;
211C Benjamin Banneker Technical Building A
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Phone: (850) 599-3050 ; (850) 412-7352
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Description of Major
The Department of Computer and Information Sciences offers two Bachelor of Science degrees. The bachelor degree programs are project oriented. Students are required to carry out all phases of the software lifecycle, including systems analysis, design and development. Graduates earning the Bachelor of Science degree will be equipped to make immediate contributions as professional programmers and systems analysts. Students are encouraged to participate in internships and cooperative education experiences. Finally, students may select elective courses which, in conjunction with required courses, prepare them for graduate study in CIS related fields.
Computer Science (aka Science Option) is designed for students who plan to apply their computing knowledge in scientific or engineering environments including software engineering. This major is also designed for students who plan to seek advanced degrees in computer science or a related discipline.
The following must be completed with a grade of “C-“or higher. These courses may be taken as partial fulfillment of General Education requirements or as general electives
COP XXXX (3) Introductory Programming in C, C , JAVA or equivalent language (C preferred)
MAC X311 (4) Calculus I
MAC X312 (4) Calculus II
PHY X048/X048L (5) General Physics I or PHY X048C (4-5)
PHY X049/X049L (5) General Physics II or PHY X049C (4-5)
One or more science courses for science majors (4-6)
State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for other courses that may serve as acceptable alternatives, examine the Common Prerequisite Manual at http://www.facts.org .
Foreign Language Requirement:
All students are required to have completed two (2) years in high school or eight semester hours (or the equivalent) at an accredited undergraduate institution in one foreign language or American Sign Language prior to graduation.
Minor Requirements for graduation in the College of Arts and Sciences include:
The College of Arts and Sciences requires a minor area of concentration in which a minimum of eighteen (18) semester hours are earned in another discipline. The collective required mathematics courses satisfy this requirement.
Admission Requirements to Major Program of Studies
Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and most of the required General Education requirements met, including freshman Communicative Skills and mathematics, or an A.A. degree.
Student Academic Advisement Module
Student Academic Advisement Module is FAMU’s academic advising and monitoring system. Through this system, students and their academic advisors will be able to monitor students’ progression toward graduation. The Degree Audit consists of the students major requirements for graduation and indicates the courses that students have taken toward their degrees. Transfer students may view the academic map for this major at XXX.
Major Program of Studies at FAMU: 60 hours
Core CIS Courses required for both majors (31 hours)
COP 3014 (3) Fundamentals of Programming
COP 3014L (1) Fundamentals of Programming Lab
COP 3530 (3) Program, File and Data Structures
COP 3710 (3) Database Management Systems
COP 3060 (3) Concepts in Advanced Application Development
COP 3610 (3) Operating Systems
CDA 3101 (3) Computer Concepts and Organization
CNT 4503 (3) Data Communications & Organizational Networks
CIS 4301 (3) Information Systems Design and Development
CIS 4910 (3) Information Systems Development Project
COT 3100 (3) Discrete Structures I
CIS Courses required for Computer Science majors only (18 hours)
COP 4020 (3) Programming Languages
CDA 4102 (3) Computer Architecture
COT 3101 (3) Discrete Structures II
COT 4210 (3) Foundation of Computer Science
6 hours of CIS major electives numbered above 3000 and non-CGS prefix
Mathematics Courses required for Computer Science majors only (11 hours)
MAC2313 (5) Calculus III
Choose two of three: MAD3401 (3) Numerical Analysis
MAS3105 (3) Linear Algebra
STA2023 (3) Probability and Statistics
CIS Course Prerequisites Policy
It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of the prerequisites of a CIS course prior to enrollment in that course. A student may contact his or her advisor or the department chair for additional information concerning course prerequisites and this policy. Failure to fulfill course prerequisites may result in the administrative cancellation of enrollment in the course at any time during the semester with no refund of tuition or fees.
Computer Literacy: 0 hours beyond major. COP 3014 (3)
Minimum Program Requirements Summary
Total Hours Required 120
General Education 36(1)
Prerequisite Coursework 27(1)
Major Coursework 60
Minor (Math) Coursework 19(2)
Foreign Language 0-12 (depending on placement)
Computer Skills 0 beyond major
Electives varies (depending on hours needed to bring total hours to 120)
*Note: (1) Some prerequisite coursework may also be applied to General Education requirements in math and science. (2) Math coursework is part of prerequisite coursework and major coursework.
1. 60 hours must be earned at a senior institution.
2. The final 30 hours must be taken from FAMU.
3. A student who transfers with less than 60 hours credit upon admission must earn 9 credit hours prior to graduation by attending one or more summer terms.
4. COT3101, COT4210, and CDA4102 are offered annually.