UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Computer Science and Information Systems Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. CS and IS options. Academic Advising Plan. Visit the CS and IS options page to learn more about the program.

CS = computer science requirement; IS = information systems requirement

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

CBE 100 Orientation to CBE - 0.5
CSIS 161 Programming I - 3
General Education CW (ENGL 100) - 3
General Education SB - 3
CS: General Education M (MATH 166 or 156) - 4
IS: General Education M (MATH 156) - 3
IS: General Education HF - 3
CS: Total Semester Credits - 13.5
IS: Total Semester Credits - 15.5

CSIS 162 Programming II - 3
General Education EC - 3
General Education CS (IS: COMS 116) - 3
General Education SI - 3
General Education SB - 3
Total Semester Credits - 15

Sophomore
Year

CSIS 235 Object-Oriented Programming - 3
General Education CA (ENGL 200) - 3
2nd Major/Minor/General Elective Course - 3
CS: General Education HF - 3
CS: MATH 236 Discrete Mathematics - 4
IS: CSIS 215 Info Systems for Business Mngt - 3
IS: ECON 226 or MATH 226 - 3
CS: Total Semester Credits - 16
IS: Total Semester Credits - 15

CSIS 247 Introduction to Computer Networks - 3
General Education HW (P ED 108) - 1
General Education SI - 3
CS: CSIS 237 Data Structures and Algorithms - 3
CS: CSIS 248 Operating Systems Programming - 3
CS: 2nd Major/Minor/General Elective Course - 1
IS: 2nd Major/Minor/General Elective Courses - 6
CS: Total Semester Credits - 14
IS: Total Semester Credits - 13

Junior
Year

CSIS 333 Database Management - 3
Directed electives - 3
2nd Major/Minor/General Elective Course - 3
CBE 300 Professional Development - 0.5
CS: CSIS 225 Web Development I - 3
CS: CSIS 343 Software Engineering - 3
IS: CSIS 423 Intro to Systems Analysis - 3
IS: Required Supporting Course - 3
Total Semester Credits - 15.5

General Education HF - 3
CS: CSIS 355 Computer Organization & Assembly Lang - 3
Directed Electives - 3
CS: 2nd Major/Minor/General Elective Courses - 6
IS: 2nd Major/Minor/General Elective Course - 3
IS: Required Supporting Courses - 6
Total Semester Credits - 15

Senior
Year

2nd Major/Minor/General Elective course - 6
Global Perspectives (G) - 3
CS: CSIS 425 Multi-Tier Web-Enabled Software Systems - 3
CS: CSIS 429 Operating Systems - 3
IS: 2nd Major/Minor/General Elective Course - 3
IS: CSIS 440 Info Systems Project Mngt - 3
Total Semester credits - 15

American Cultural Diversity (D) - 3
CSIS 484 Seminar or CSIS 379 Internship - 3
2nd Major/Minor/Elective Courses - 7
CS: CSIS 435 Computer and Info Security - 3
IS: CSIS 433 Design Analysis MIS - 3
CS: Total Semester Credits - 16
IS: Total Semester Credits - 16

Summary of Degree Requirements

Computer Science Option:
General Education - 31
American Cultural Diversity and Global Perspectives - 6
Major Requirements - 48
Required Supporting Courses - 9
Minor/General Electives - 26
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.

Information Systems Option:
General Education - 28
American Cultural Diversity and Global Perspectives - 6
Major Requirements - 36
Required Supporting Courses - 19
Minor/General Electives - 31
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four years. After consulting with their advisers, students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.

Computer Science Directed Electives - 6 cr.
To be selected from 200-400 level CSIS courses in consultation with adviser.

Information Systems Directed Electives - 6 cr.
Two courses to be selected from the following:
CSIS 225 Web Development I
CSIS 325 Web Development II
ECON 326 Statistics for Economics and Business
MNGT 318 Operations Research
MNGT 350 Decision Making

Information Systems Required Supporting Courses
- Business Domain 12 credits
COMS 116 Business & Professional Comm or ENGL 266 Business Writing
MNGT 300 Management and Organizational Behaviorr.
MNGT 365 Business Process Management
One course from MNGT 320 or ACCT 231 or MNGT 361

Note: All prerequisites must be completed prior to registering for upper level management courses.