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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog


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

The curriculum for computer and information sciences (CIS) majors was developed for students who want to design and implement computerized business information systems. The CIS curriculum focuses on the functions computers perform in organizations, the design of computing applications and decision-making techniques for the efficient and effective utilization of computing resources. The CIS degree prepares students for technical and managerial positions involving the design and implementation of computer systems, networks or programs. Graduates can also pursue graduate studies in CIS, decision and information sciences (DIS) or business.

CIS majors are encouraged to gain practical work experience through internships and community service projects. In addition, the Warrington College of Business offers students a wide variety of professional development and leadership opportunities, including study abroad, the Florida Leadership Academy, involvement in student organizations and research activities. Students should consult with an academic adviser for specific information.

Requirement for the Major

CIS majors must maintain a 2.0 core, major and UF GPA.

In addition to the critical-tracking courses outlined below, CIS majors take:
  • Core courses (BUL 4310, ECP 3703, FIN 3403, MAN 3025, MAN 4504, MAR 3023 and QMB 3250) and
  • Major courses (CIS 3022, CIS 3023, COP 2121, COT 3100, COP 3530, CIS 4301, CDA 3101, CEN 3031 and COP 4720).

Critical-Tracking Requirements

To remain on track for the CIS major, students must meet the critical-tracking criteria listed below. The critical-tracking GPA is calculated based on all attempts of the critical-tracking courses or their equivalents. Once a student receives a grade of C or higher in a critical-tracking course or its equivalent, no subsequent grade in that course or its equivalent will be used in the calculation of the critical-tracking GPA.

Semester 1:

  • Complete 2 of the following critical-tracking courses: ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAC 2311, ACG 2021C, STA 2023, ACG 2071, CGS 2531, and MAC 2312
  • 2.5 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses, excluding MAC 2312
  • Earn a 2.0 UF GPA (must be maintained throughout all 8 semesters)

Semester 2:

  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses for a total of 4 critical-tracking courses
  • 2.75 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses, excluding MAC 2312

Semester 3:

  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses (including ACG 2021C) for a total of 6 critical-tracking courses
  • 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
  • Meet all CLAST requirements or pass the CLAST exam.

Semester 5:

  • Meet all term 1-4 critical-tracking requirements

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

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
CGS 2531 Problem Solving Using Computer Software (GE-M)3
ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (GE-S)3
Humanities/International Diversity (GE-H, I)3
Elective (MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry [GE-M] recommended)4
Total 15
Semester 2Credits
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (GE-S)3
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M)4
Biological Science (GE-B)3
Composition (GE-C, WR)3
Total 15
Semester 3Credits
ACG 2021C Introduction to Financial Accounting4
MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 24
Humanities/International Diversity (GE-H, I)3
Physical Science (GE-P)3
Total 16
Semester 4Credits
ACG 2071 Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M)3
Humanities (GE-H)3
Biological or Physical Science (GE-B or P)3
Total 14
Semester 5Credits
CIS 3022 Programming Fundamentals for CIS Majors 13
COP 2121 Introduction to COBOL for CISE Majors3
ECP 3703 Managerial Economics4
MAN 3025 Principles of Management (GE-S)4
Total 16
Semester 6Credits
CIS 3023 Programming Fundamentals for CIS Majors 23
COT 3100 Applications of Discrete Structures3
FIN 3403 Business Finance4
MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing (GE-S)4
Total 14
Semester 7Credits
COP 3530 Data Structures and Algorithm4
CIS 4301 Information and Database Systems 13
BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business4
QMB 3250 Statistics for Business Decisions4
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Organization3
CEN 3031 Introduction to Software Engineering3
COP 4720 Information and Database Systems 23
MAN 4504 Operations and Supply Chain Management4
Total 15