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Lake Superior State University

Computer Information Systems: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

The Computer Information Systems degree program is designed to guide students to an understanding of the role of modern computer systems in a business environment, with an emphasis on the use of technology in the solution of business problems.

The program incorporates the Common Professional Component of the Business Administration degree programs with a strong subset of the Computer Science program, and then adds some carefully chosen courses that specifically focus on computer applications unique to traditional business environments.

Degree Requirements

Departmental Requirements


Computer Science

  • CSCI103 Survey of Computer Science 3
  • CSCI105 Intro. to Computer Programming 3
  • CSCI121 Principles of Computer Programming 3
  • CSCI211 Database Applications 3
  • CSCI221 Computer Networks 3
  • CSCI312 File and Database Management 3
  • CSCI313 Distributed Database Systems 3
  • CSCI341 Discrete Structures for Computer Science 4
  • CSCI361 Systems Analysis & Design 3
  • CSCI461 Decision Support & Expert Systems 3
  • CSCI418 Senior Project I 3
  • CSCI419 Senior Projects in Computer Science 3
  • CSCI428 Computer Science Co-operative Education I 3
  • CSCI429 Computer Science Co-operative Education II 3
  • CSCI438 Computer Science Research Project I 3
  • CSCI439 Computer Science Research Project II 3


  • MATH111 College Algebra* 3
    MATH112 Calculus for Business & Life Science** 4

Additional General Education (29-32 credits)
BS Degree Requirement (8 credits)
Free Electives (6-7 credits)

*Counts for General Education
**Counts for 4 credits of the BS Degree Requirement.

Total Credits: 124

Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.