B.S. in Computer Information Systems

Mission Statement

To provide fundamental knowledge and practical experience to support careers involving the application and advancement of information technology.

Program Objectives

Each graduate of the Computer Information Systems program shall be able to:

  1. Investigate and analyze business situations, providing viable computerized solutions;
  2. Effectively articulate a technical strategy, both orally and in writing;
  3. Design and implement computerized solutions that satisfy business requirements;
  4. Immediately contribute as a computer information professional;
  5. Seek advanced studies in information systems without further preparation;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the social and ethical issues in the computer profession;
  7. Understand the organizational impacts of computer-based information systems.

Program Description

This program of study leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems. The major requires 39 hours of required CIS courses, 9 hours of elective CIS courses, 18 hours of business, 8 hours of laboratory science, 44 hours of general education requirements, including electives outside the major, and up to 2 hours of professional development. This program gives the student a broad knowledge of the application of computer technology to business practices. Core courses provide foundations in programming, data structures, systems analysis.

This major incorporates a significant experiential component, involving teamwork and internships. Many courses require students to work in teams to solve technical problems. Teams formulate solutions, present, and defend their work. Students are encouraged to work as corporate interns during the summer. In the capstone course sequence, student teams perform the entire software lifecycle to develop an application for a departmental, university, or corporate client.

Computer Information Systems Curriculum

Computer Information Systems Course Descriptions

Computer I nformation Systems Alumni


The admission requirements are the same as the requirements of FAMU and please visit  FAMUs webpage for admissions requirements

Information Provided by the Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Last Updated: October 3, 2006