Computer Information Systems
Minor in Computer Information Systems
A minor in Computer Information Systems (CIS) provides the basics from the field of information system management and technology. Many major areas can be enhanced by studying the concepts and principles of this field and developing skills from those studies. Students majoring in business management, communications, the sciences and other areas leading to careers in an environment dealing with information technology would benefit from the foundation gained by taking CIS courses.
The Evangel University Department of Natural and Applied Sciences is dedicated to the spiritual, academic and social growth of every student. The department’s purpose is to provide an excellent scientific education that is thoroughly integrated with the University’s emphasis on the development of strong Christian character. Within this framework, students must contend with new scientific, social, ethical and technological challenges. Students learn to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively and exhibit analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Our CIS minor includes courses in which students learn the basic architecture of the computer and study common computer applications. The role of computer systems within the workplace is examined, and students learn to program computers and do case studies analyzing computer systems. The minor includes courses in data communications (wired and wireless networks, the Internet, cell phone technology) and databases. Our curriculum will provide beneficial knowledge and skills, as well as a competitive edge, to those students planning to enter a field that deals with information technology.
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to Computer Information Systems||Introduction to the field of computer science, including computer architecture and ethics. Emphasizes the logical operations of a digital computer, problem-solving techniques, development of algorithms, design techniques, and structured programming concepts.|
|Introduction to Computer Science||Introduction to the field of computer science, including computer architecture and ethics. Emphasizes the logical operations of a digital computer, problem-solving techniques, development of algorithms, design techniques, and structured programming concepts. Topics are taught using the high order language, C++. Proper program design, coding disciplines, documentation, debugging, and testing techniques.|
|Systems Analysis and Design||Techniques of problem definition, determination of system requirements, and design of computer applications. Emphasis on the development life cycle, cost determination, data requirements, and systems documentation.|
|Data Communication||Data communications, including directly-connected devices, local and wide area networks, communication protocols/standards, and network security.|
|Database Management Systems||Data base concepts, data base design, data models, query language facilities, and data protection considerations and methodologies. Emphasis on the relational data model, but other database models are examined (e.g., object-oriented, etc.).|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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