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2012-2013 Catalog

School of Arts and Sciences

Applied Arts and Sciences Plan
Computer Information Systems Concentration



I. CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
(42 total core hours required).
LD LD/UD UD TOTAL
    English Composition 6     6
    College Math or higher 3     3
    Natural Sciences 6     6
    Humanities 3     3
    Visual/Performing Arts 3     3
    U.S. History 6     6
    Political Science 6     6
    Social/Behavioral Science 3     3
    Speech 3     3
    Computer Literacy 3     3

II. PLAN PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

LD

LD/UD

UD

TOTAL
    A. General
        ENGL 3430 Professional Writing     4 4
        ENGL 4327 Interactive Narrative     3 3
        COMM 4326 Digital Games as Communication     3 3

    B. AAS Requirements for CIS Concentration
        12 hours in hardware, networking, programming. 12     12
        HUMA 4322 or computer ethics, database, security
        administration or programming.
  3   3

    C. AAS LD Specialization
        Specialization (Vocational-Technical) 24-44     24-44

    D. AAS UD Requirements for GMNG Concentration
        COSC 3325 Information Systems in Organizations     3  
        COSC 4321 IT Project Management     3  
        COSC 4339 Telecommunications and Networking     3  
        COSC 4350 Information Security, Privacy & Ethics     3  
        Select 6 UD hours from the following:
        COSC 3315, 3317, 4305, 4320, 4336, 4341 or 4355
    6  

    E. AAS UD Specialization
        15 UD hours in COSC with advisor approval     15  
    F. ELECTIVES   0-7   0-7
* TOTAL       120
* Total must be minimum of 120 semester hours with minimum 40 s.h.at upper division levels.

BAAS – Network and Security Concentration:

1.  CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENT 42 S.H.
        •   (010)   - English Composition: 6 s.h. 
        •   (020)   - Mathematics: 3 s.h. 
        •   (030)   - Natural Science: 6 s.h. 
        •   (040)   - Humanities:  3 s.h.  
        •   (050)   - Visual/Performing Arts: 3 s.h. 
        •   (060)   - U.S. History: 6 s.h. 
        •   (070)   - Political Science: 6 s.h. 
        •   (080)   - Social Behavioral Science: 3 s.h.
        •   (090)   - Speech: 3 s.h. 
        •   (090)   - Computer Lit/Prof.: 3 s.h.

2.  MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
        o General
            o ENGL 3430 Professional Writing
            o ENGL 4327 Interactive Narrative (May be used as Humanities requirement)
            o COMM 4326 Digital Games as Communication (May be used as Speech requirement)

        o AAS LD Requirements for Networking Concentration Only – 15 S.H. 
           Programming Fundamentals
            •   12 hours in hardware, networking or operating systems.
            •   HUMA 4322 or computer ethics, database, security administration or programming.

        o AAS LD Specialization
            • Vocational or Technical Credits 24 – 44

        o AAS UD Requirements for Networking Concentration Only – 18 S.H.    
            • COSC 3325 Information Systems in Organizations (May be used as Computer Lit requirement)
            • COSC 4321 IT Project Management
            • COSC 4339 Telecommunications and Networking
            • COSC 4350 Information Security, Privacy and Ethics
            • Select 6 U.D. hours from the following: COSC 3315, 3317, 4305, 4320, 4336, 4341, 4355 
        o AAS UD Specialization – 15 S.H.
            • 15 UD hours in COSC courses in networking, hardware, system administration, and security, with 
               advisor approval.

3.   FREE ELECTIVES 0-6 S.H.
            • BAAS UD and/or LD Free Electives

Must meet minimum requirements, 120 s.h. overall
43 s.h. upper division, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.