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Computer Information Systems Minor

CIS knowledge can enhance any degree or career path

The ability to design and develop technology-based solutions can be invaluable in almost every business environment. Regardless of your major, a minor in CIS can increase your marketability in today’s competitive job market and make you more valuable to an employer. It adds a respected level of IT skills and knowledge to your arsenal of business tools.

In a CIS Minor, you’ll follow a structured course of study and also be able to choose from a variety of electives that deepen your technology knowledge.

  • Enjoy hands-on learning using state-of-the-industry hardware and software, PC labs, fully-equipped electronic classrooms and a networking lab.
  • Solve real-world problems using technical skills in database programming, networking and more.
  • Classes are small, which guarantees individualized attention from faculty and a strong focus on student projects and research.
  • Ideal for business majors.
  • Perfect for those studying biology, meteorology, sociology, geography and other sciences.

If you’d like to seek admission to a Computer Information Systems minor, and you're a business major, you must be in good academic standing with both the Monfort College of Business and the University of Northern Colorado. If you're a non-business major, you must have completed 15 credit hours with a cumulative UNC GPA of at least 2.0, and you must obtain written approval from the Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems. 

You should also have a strong understanding of computers, and be motivated to succeed.

To get started, apply online, contact the Monfort College of Business Advising Center (Kepner 1095) or call (970) 351-1233.

Minor Requirements — 18 Credits

Take all of the following courses:

BACS 287 Graphical Interface Programming

3

BACS 380 Networking and Data Communications Systems

3

BACS 485 Database Management Systems

3

Choose 9 credits from the following courses:

BACS 350 Intermediate Web Development

3

BACS 371 Introduction to Computer Forensics

3

BACS 382 Information Security

3

BACS 387 Object Oriented Systems Development

3

BACS 392 Systems Platforms and Network Development

3

BACS 487 Systems Analysis and Design

3

BACS 495 Special Topics in CIS

1- 3

Admission to the minor requires that a business major be in academic good standing in both the Monfort College of Business and the University of Northern Colorado. A non business major who wishes to add or change to a Computer Information Systems minor must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on at least 15 credit hours and obtain written approval from the Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems, Monfort College of Business, Kepner 2090. Nonbusiness majors who have a GPA between 2.25 and 2.49 may apply for admission from the Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems, Monfort College of Business, Kepner 2090.

See “Course Prerequisites” & “Computing Proficiency” under Business Requirements.

BACS 495, Special Topics in CIS, may be used to fulfill minor requirements. It may not exceed 3 semester credits.

Students may transfer a maximum of 6 semester credits with a "BA" prefix toward the minor from other institutions.

To graduate with a Computer Information Systems minor, a student must attain a 2.0 or greater cumulative business GPA and attain at least a "C-" grade in each individual course required for the Computer Information Systems minor.

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