Computer Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) major is designed to prepare students to enter an exciting and highly rewarding career as an Information System (IS) professional. IS professionals work with information technology and must have a sound knowledge of computers, communications and software. Since these professionals operate within organizations, students must understand the concepts and processes for achieving goals with information technology within those business models. CIS graduates have been some of the most sought-after individuals by companies utilizing digital information technology.
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 major consists of a mix of business and technology classes. Students learn the basic architecture of the computer and program in both visual and nonvisual programming languages. These programming courses also build logic skills crucial to future job-related functions. The curriculum includes studies in data communications (wired and wireless networks, the Internet, cell phone technology), databases and website design/development.
Business courses deal with organizational design and management, human behavior in organizations and strategic management. Media, computer applications and computer systems analysis and design are also covered. The combination of courses in this major provides the necessary technical knowledge and skills for students to be successful within the framework of a business environment, becoming a professional in the exciting field of Information Systems Technology and Management.
Program Plan (pdf)
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Learning Outcomes (pdf)
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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.|
|Visual Basic Programming||Introduction to object oriented programming in Windows using Visual Basic. Provides an event-driven programming environment in which students develop graphical user interfaces for practical applications.|
|Data Communications||Data communications, including directly-connected devices, local and wide area networks, communication protocols/standards, and network security.|
|Web Design and Development||Introduction to the development of computer media on the World Wide Web using text, visual, animation, audio, and video. Topics of study include Flash, web page design, and production of multimedia elements for websites. Builds on the student's previous knowledge of desktop publishing, audio and video production, and computer applications.|
|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.
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Information Technology (IT) Manager
- Database Administrator
- Programmer/Software Engineer
- Software/Requirements Analyst
- Systems Analyst
- Systems Programmer
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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