Info on Majors

BBA – MIS MAJOR

CORE MIS COURSES:

MIS 3328 Systems Analysis and Design
MIS 3363 Telecommunications and Computer Networks I
MIS 3365 Database Applications
MIS 4355 Project Management

CONCENTRATIONS (must select one):

1. Telecommunications and Computer Networking Concentration

  • MIS 3300 Introduction to Computer Programming
  • One programming course (MIS 3301 COBOL, MIS 3335 Programming in Scripting Languages, MIS 3339 Java I, MIS 3362 Visual Basic, or MIS 4339 Java II)
  • MIS 4363 Telecommunications and Computer Networks II
  • One elective (upper division MIS or QMTH course)

2.  Application Development Concentration

This concentration is a computer software one that consists of three tracks, one of which must be selected. All three of these tracks require one programming course:

  • One programming course (MIS 3301 COBOL, MIS 3335 Programming in Scripting Languages, MIS 3339 Java I, MIS 3362 Visual Basic, or MIS 4339 Java II)

A. E-Commerce Track

  • MIS 3366 Web Site Development
  • MIS 4366 Advanced Web Site Development
  • One elective (upper division MIS or QMTH course)

B. Programmer/Analyst Track

  • MIS 4329 Database Management Systems
  • One additional programming course (from the five above or CSCI 1470 Computer Science I)
  • One elective (upper division MIS or QMTH course)

C. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Track

  • GEOG 2475 Cartography
  • GEOG 3303 GIS Systems
  • GEOG 3307 GIS in Practice or GEOG 4330 GIS Analysis

3. Business Analysis Concentration

  • One of the following programming courses (MIS 3300 Inroduction to Computer Programming, MIS 3301 COBOL, MIS 3335 Programming in Scripting Languages, MIS 3339 Java I, or MIS 3362 Visual Basic)
  • Two of the following courses:
    MIS 3343 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications
    MIS 4360 Information Security
    MIS 4380 Business Intelligence
    QMTH 3325 Data Analysis
    QMTH 4341 Quantitative Methods in Management
  • One elective (upper division MIS or QMTH course)

BS – INFORMATION SYSTEMS MAJOR

The BS-IS degree requires the University Core courses (general education) as does any major at UCA. It does not require the complete Business Foundation and Business Core requirement that the BBA degrees require. Like the MIS degree, up to 12 hours of the University Core will count as required business courses. This degree requires a minor in Computer Science. The following courses comprise the degree:

Business Requirements:

  • MATH 1395 Business Calculus or MATH 1491 Applied Calculus*
  • ECON 2320 Macroeconomics*
  • MGMT 2301 Business Communications*
  • ECON 2310 Global Environment of Business*
  • ECON 2321 Microeconomics
  • ACCT 2310 Accounting I
  • MATH 2311 or QMTH 2330 Statistics
  • ACCT 2321 Legal Environment of Business
  • MIS 3321 Managing Systems and Technology
  • FINA 3330 Managing Finance & Capital
  • MGMT 3340 Managing People and Work
  • MKTG 3350 Principles of Marketing

*May count as part of the University Core

Minor in Computer Science:

  • CSCI 1470 Computer Science I
  • CSCI 1480 Computer Science II
  • CSCI 2320 Data Structures
  • CSCI 3190 Social Implications of Technology
  • Six hours of upper-level CS course credit (6 hours)

Information System Requirements:

  • CSCI 1340 Introduction to Programming (Python) or MIS 3335 Programming using Scripting Languages
  • MIS 3365 Database Applications or CSCI 3360 Database Systems
  • MIS 3363 Networks I or CSCI 3335 Networking
  • CSCI 3381 OO Software Development or MIS 4339 Java II
  • MIS 3328 Systems Analysis and Design
  • CSCI 3375 or MIS 3382 Internship (or one advanced CS/MIS course approved by chair); a maximum of six hours of internship may count for the degree
  • MIS 4360 Information Security or CSCI 4315 Information Security
  • MIS 4355 Project Management
  • CSCI 4305 Linux/Unix or CSCI 4365 Web Technology or CSCI 4370 Data Mining or MIS 4329 Database Management Systems or MIS 4366 Advanced Web Design or MIS 4370 Advanced Web Design with Databases
  • 3 hours advanced course electives in CSCI/MIS/QMTH (could include MATH 3311 Stats II or WRTG 3310 Tech. Writing or a second internship)