College of Arts and Sciences


Computer Information Systems (CIS)
Interdepartmental Major: CIS and Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Simulation/Modeling Analysis

The students who graduate with this degree will have a strong background in theoretical (mathematics) and practical (CIS) skills. Modeling and computer simula­tion are widely used tools in business, industry, and research. Computer simulation allows an investigator to test proposed alterations to existing systems as well as proposed designs for entirely new systems.

Work in this area requires strong mathematical, statistical, and computer skills. This program should appeal to students interested in mathematics, computers, business, and the sciences.

The student will have two official advisors—one in Mathematics and one in Computer Information Systems—who will help plan the course of study in detail.

The general degree requirements are the same as for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, except that the Group V major requirements are replaced by the following:

Group V Interdepartmental Major Requirements (43-45 cr.)

Department of Mathematics (22-24 cr.)

  • MATH-M 215 (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 216 (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 301 (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 360 (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 447 (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 448 (3 cr.)

Total (22-24 cr.)

Computer Information Systems (21-23 cr.)

  • CSCI-C 106 (3 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 150 (3 cr.)
  • Select one of the following
    • CSCI-C 201 (4 cr.) and CSCI-C 307 (3 cr.)
    • CSCI-A 201 (4 cr.) and CSCI-A 302 (4 cr.)
  • CIS or Informatics elective @ 300 level or above (3-4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 410 (3 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 390 (1-3 cr.)
    • Capstone course requirement
    • Select one of the following:  CSCI-C 390 course (1-3 cr.) for which the student will write a complete project-thesis starting with a theoretical model of a problem and then writing a computer program solution in C++, Java, or other appropriate computer language. The possibility of internships (CSCI-Y 398) also exists because the degree is highly application-oriented. An especially rewarding situation would combine the internship and the capstone experience into a single project-thesis.

Total (21-23 cr.)

For Bachelor of Science degrees, all students must complete the Group VI minor.

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