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Computer Information Systems (B.S.)

Program Requirements for 2015-2016 Catalog Year

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To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)

    FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg.(3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301

    FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100 or CGSX100C or CGSX530 or CGSX570 or CGSX060 or CGSX531 or CGSX000 or ISMX000 or CGSX518
    (Note: Select COP 1500 Introduction to Computer Science for Computer Programming Concentration)

    FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

    FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3)
    Acceptable Substittue: ECOX023

    FGCU Course: MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX233 or MACX230 or MACX311
    (Note: Select MAC 2311 Calculus I for Computer Programming Concentration)

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)
    Acceptable Substitue: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100

  3. Business Common Core (27 credits)
    BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Environment of Bus (3)
    FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)
    ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
    MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
    GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
    ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3)
    SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)
    TRA 3151 Operations Management (3)

  4. Required Courses in the Major (15 credits)
    ISM 3113 Systems Analysis & Design (3)
    ISM 3212 Database Concepts & Admin (3)
    ISM 3220 Data Communications (3)
    ISM 3232 Intermed Business Programming (3)
    ISM 4154 Systems Integration Strategies (3)

  5. Restricted Electives/Concentration (12-16 credits)
    Select one of the following groupings:

      1. Restricted Electives (No concentration noted on transcript)
        ISM 3230 Intro Business Programming (3)
        QMB 3302 Business Analytics (3)

        Select an additional 6 credits of approved upper division (3-4000 level) electives in Computer Information Systems from the     following list: ISM 3221; 3238; 3400; 4094; 4243; 4332; 4905; 4930; 4941; or TRA 3132. ( Other 3-4000 level courses with a Computer Information Systems focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement - see LCOB advisor.)

      2. Computer Programming Concentration:
        MAC 2312 Calculus II (4)
        COP 2006 Introduction to Programming (3)
        COP 2001 Programming Methodology (3)
        COP 3003 Object-Oriented Programming (3)

        Select one of the following:
        CAP 4830 Simulation & Modeling (3)
        CEN 3031 Software Engineering (3)
        ISM 3238 Advanced Business Programming (3)
        ISM 4243 Intro Computer Graphics Pgm (3)
        ISM 4941 Practicum (3)
        QMB 3302 Business Analytics (3)
        See college advisor for a list of additional approved upper division (3000-4000 level) electives in Computer Information Systems.

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits, with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Earn a Grade of C or higher in the Common Prerequisites, Business Common Core, Required Courses in the Major, and Restricted Electives.
  • Complete the last 30 credits of business courses at FGCU.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits of courses in the major at FGCU.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See 
  • Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy