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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog


Computer and Information Sciences
College: Warrington College of Business Administration
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Hours for Degree: 120
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: No

The curriculum for computer and information sciences (CIS) majors prepares students for technical and managerial positions in public and private organizations. The curriculum emphasizes three aspects pertinent to the student's professional career: the functions to which computers are applied in organizations, the professional skills for the design of computing applications and the decision-making techniques for the efficient and effective utilization of computing resources.

CIS majors are encouraged to complete one of the following professional development experiences: an internship, a study abroad program, the University Scholars Program, McNair Scholars Achievement Program, extracurricular leadership experiences (e.g. philanthropic organizations, student organizations), or an honors thesis. Students should consult with an academic adviser for specific information.

Semester 1:

  • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-4
  • Complete 2 of the 8 critical-tracking courses (ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAC 2311, ACG 2021C, STA 2023, ACG 2071, CGS 2531, MAC 2312)
  • 2.5 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses excluding MAC 2312

Semester 2:

  • Complete 2 additional courses of the 8 critical-tracking courses
  • 2.75 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses excluding MAC 2312

Semester 3:

  • Complete 2 additional courses of the 8 critical-tracking courses (including ACG 2021C)
  • 3.0 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses excluding MAC 2312

Semester 4:

  • Complete all 8 critical-tracking courses
  • 3.0 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses excluding MAC 2312
  • Complete the CLAST exam or be exempted

GPA calculation for tracking courses:

The tracking GPA is calculated based on all attempts of the tracking courses or their equivalents. Once a student receives a grade of C or higher in a tracking course or its equivalent, no subsequent grade in that course or its equivalent will be used in calculation of the tracking GPA.

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which will be bold.

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (GE–S) 13
CGS 2531 Problem Solving Using Computer Software (GE–M) 13
Humanities (GE)3
Elective (Recommend MAC 1147 GE-M)4
Total 15
Semester 2Credits
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (GE–S) 13
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE–M) 14
Biological Sciences (GE)3
Composition (GE)3
Total 15
Semester 3Credits
ACG 2021C Introduction to Financial Accounting14
MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (not included in preprofessional GPA)4
Humanities (GE)3
Physical Sciences (GE)3
Total 16
Semester 4Credits
ACG 2071 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 13
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1(GE–M) 13
Humanities (GE)3
Physical or Biological Science (GE)3
Total 14

Critical-tracking Criteria Semesters 5-8:
  • Meet all term 1-4 tracking requirements
  • Have a business core GPA, major GPA and UF GPA of 2.0 or higher

Semester 5Credits
CIS 3022 Programming Fundamentals for CIS Majors 1 33
COP 2121 Introduction to COBOL for CISE Majors33
MAN 3025 Principles of Management (GE–S) 24
ECP 3703 Managerial Economics 24
Total 16
Semester 6 Credits
CIS 3023 Programming for CIS Majors 2 33
COT 3100 Applications of Discrete Structures 33
MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing (GE–S) 24
FIN 3403 Business Finance 24
Total 14
Semester 7Credits
COP 3530 Data Structures and Algorithm 34
CIS 4301 Information and Database Systems 1 23
BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business 24
QMB 3250 Statistics for Business Decisions 24
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Organization 33
CEN 3031 Introduction to Software Engineering 33
COP 4720 Information and Database Systems 2 33
MAN 4504 Operations Management 24
Total 15

1 Tracking courses

2 Business core courses

3 Major (BSBA) or area of specialization courses (BABA)