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2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog

Computer and Information Sciences Comprehensive, B.S.


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Curriculum for a Comprehensive Major in Computer and Information Sciences


This comprehensive program provides students with the concepts and skills necessary to develop and manage state-of-the-art computer systems. The interdisciplinary nature of the program reflects the importance of computer and information sciences in virtually every kind of organization. Graduates of the program will be prepared to apply their knowledge professionally and to pursue graduate training. 

Total hours required (including free electives), 120 Hours:


Specific Core Curriculum requirement


Math requirements for all concentrations, 10 Hours:


Note(s):


*CS and CGG concentrations must take  MATH 207  instead of MATH 205 

Note(s):


* Must have a C average in core requirements.

 

Computer graphics and games (CGG) concentration, 35 Hours:


Required mathematics courses, 7 Hours:


Required electives, 13 Hours:


  • Complete 13 credits to include CIS or MATH coursework numbered 300 or above, and ENGR or CPE coursework 200 or above.

 

Four-Year Course Progression


Computer and Information Sciences, Computer Graphics and Games (CGG) Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
CIS 100 1 Freshman Seminar (FYEX) 1   MATH 155   Discrete Structures 3
CIS 102   Microcomputer Applications 3   CIS 211   Computer Language Concepts 4
CIS 104   Introduction to Computer and Information Sciences 3   CIS 234   Introduction to Networking 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 104 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
    TOTAL 14       TOTAL 17
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
MATH 254   Discrete Mathematics 3   MATH 207   Calculus I 4
CIS 302   Windows Programming 3   CIS 321   Data and File Structures 4
CIS 314   Advanced Computer Language Concepts 4   GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-GL or MD with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 1 History 3
Core Curriculum 1 Choose AR with advisor 3       TOTAL 14
    TOTAL 16          
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
MATH 208   Calculus II 4   MATH 314   Statistics 3
CIS 386   Computer Organization 4   CIS 324   Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3   CIS 388   Database Management Systems 4
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-GL or MD with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD with advisor 3
Elective   Elective 2   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD with advisor 3
    TOTAL 16       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
CIS 390   Operating Systems 3   CIS 455   Game Design and Programming 3
CIS 405   Computer Graphics 3   CIS 485   Directed Research in Computer and Information Sciences (WM and CP) 3
CIS 431   Algorithms 3   Elective   Elective 3
MATH 307   Introduction to Linear Algebra 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3       TOTAL 12
    TOTAL 15          
8/15/11             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

Computer programming and information systems (CPIS) concentration, 35 Hours:


Required business and mathematics courses, 6 Hours:


Required electives, 14 Hours:


  • Complete 14 credits to include CIS or MATH coursework numbered 300 or above, and ENGR or CPE coursework 200 or above.

 

Four-Year Course Progression


Computer and Information Sciences, Computer Programming and Information Systems (CPIS) Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
CIS 100 1 Freshman Seminar (FYEX) 1   MATH 155   Discrete Structures 3
CIS 102   Microcomputer Applications 3   CIS 211   Computer Language Concepts 4
CIS 104   Introduction to Computer and Information Sciences 3   CIS 234   Introduction to Networking 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 104 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Science (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
    TOTAL 14       TOTAL 17
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
MATH 254   Discrete Mathematics 3   MATH 205   Calculus with Applications 4
CIS 287   Systems Analysis and Design 3   CIS 321   Data and File Structures 4
CIS 302   Windows Programming 3   GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 3
CIS 314   Advanced Computer Language Concepts 4   Core Curriculum 1 History 3
Core Curriculum 1 Choose AR with advisor 3       TOTAL 14
    TOTAL 16          
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
CIS 386   Computer Organization 4   BADM 310   Principles of Management 3
Required Elective   CIS/MATH 300 or above, ENGR/CPE 200 or above 3   MATH 314   Statistics 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3   CIS 388   Datsbase Management Systems 4
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-GL or MD with advisor 3   CIS 418   Management Information Systems 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD with advisor 3
    TOTAL 16       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
CIS 331   Programming Language 3   MATH 354   Operations Research 3
Required Elective   CIS/MATH 300 or above, ENGR/CPE 200 or above 3   CIS 485   Directed Research in Computer and Information Sciences (WM and CP) 3
CIS 390   Operating Systems 3   CIS 487   Software Engineering 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-GL or MD with advisor 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3       TOTAL 12
    TOTAL 15          
              DEGREE TOTAL 120
February 10, 2016                
         

 

Computer science (CS) concentration, 35 Hours:


Required mathematics courses, 7 Hours:


Required electives, 13 Hours:


  • Complete 13 credits to include CIS or MATH coursework numbered 300 or above, and ENGR or CPE coursework 200 or above.

 

Four-Year Course Progression


Computer and Information Sciences, Computer Science (CS) Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
CIS 100 1 Freshman Seminar (FYEX) 1   MATH 155   Discrete Structures 3
CIS 102   Microcomputer Applications 3   CIS 211   Computer Language Concepts 4
CIS 104   Introduction to Computer and Information Sciences 3   CIS 234   Introduction to Networking 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 104 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Science (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
    TOTAL 14       TOTAL 17
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
MATH 254   Discrete Mathematics 3   MATH 207   Calculus I 4
CIS 302   Windows Programming 3   CIS 321   Data and File Structures 4
CIS 314   Advanced Computer Language Concepts 4   GSPE 210 2 Fitness for LIfe (WE) 3
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 1 Choose AR with advisor 3       TOTAL 14
    TOTAL 16          
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
MATH 208   Calculus II 4   MATH 314   Statistics 3
CIS 386   Computer Organization 4   CIS 388   Database Management Systems 4
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-GL or MD with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-GL or MD with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD with advisor 3
Elective   Elective 2   MATH 307   Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
    TOTAL 16       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
CIS 390   Operating Systems 3   CIS 421   Computer Architecture 3
CIS 331   Programming Languages 3   CIS 485   Directed Research in Computer and Information Sciences (WM and CP) 3
CIS 431   Algorithms 3   CIS 487   Software Engineering 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3       TOTAL 12
    TOTAL 15          
              DEGREE TOTAL 120
8/15/11                
 

 

Networking and security (NS) concentration, 35 Hours:


Required electives, 9 Hours:


  • Complete 9 credits to include CIS or MATH coursework numbered 300 or above, and ENGR or CPE coursework 200 or above.

Four-Year Course Progression


Computer and Information Sciences, Networking and Security (NS) Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
CIS 100 1 Freshman Seminar (FYEX) 1   MATH 155   Discrete Structures 3
CIS 102   Microcomputer Applications 3   CIS 211   Computer Language Concepts 4
CIS 104   Introduction to Computer and Information Sciences 3   CIS 234   Introduction to Networking 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 104 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Science (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
    TOTAL 14       TOTAL 17
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
MATH 254   Discrete Mathematics 3   MATH 205   Calculus with Applications 4
CIS 287   Systems Analysis and Design 3   CIS 321   Data and File Structures 4
CIS 314   Advanced Computer Language Concepts 4   GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 3
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 1 Choose AR with advisor 3       TOTAL 14
    TOTAL 16          
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
CIS 372   Introduction to Biometrics 3   ENGR 305   Digital Logic Design and Lab 4
CIS 386   Computer Organization 4   MATH 314   Statistics 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-GL or MD with advisor 3   CIS 388   Database Management Systems 4
Core Curriculum 2 Choos HM-GL or MD 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-GL or MD with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD with advisor 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 16
      TOTAL 17
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
CIS 390   Operating Systems 3   CIS 419   Data Communication and Computer Networks 3
CIS 395   Introduction to Cryptography and Computer Security 3   CIS 423   Server Operations Systems and System Programming 3
CIS 421   Computer Architecture 3   CIS 485 3 Directed Research in Computer and Information Sciences (WM and CP0 3
Elective   Elective 3   CIS 486   Network Security 4
Elective   Elective 1       TOTAL 13
    TOTAL 13          
8/15/11             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

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