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) - 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 S - 3
General Education SB - 3
Total Semester Credits - 15

Sophomore
Year

CSIS 235 Object-Oriented Programming - 3
General Education CA (ENGL 200) - 3
General Education HW activity - 0.5
Minor Course - 3
CS: General Education HF - 3
CS: MATH 236 Discrete Mathematics - 4
IS: CSIS 215 Information Systems for Business Management - 3
IS: ECON 226 or MATH 226 - 3
CS: Total Semester Credits - 16.5
IS: Total Semester Credits - 15.5

CSIS 247 Introduction to Computer Networks - 3
General Education HW (P ED 108) - 1
General Education SL - 3
CS: CSIS 237 Data Structures and Algorithms - 3
CS: CSIS 248 Operating Systems Programming - 3
CS: Minor Course - 3
IS: Minor Courses - 6
CS: Total Semester Credits - 16
IS: Total Semester Credits - 13

Junior
Year

CSIS 333 Database Management - 3
Directed electives - 3
Minor 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

American Cultural Diversity (d) - 3
CS: CSIS 355 Computer Organization and Assembly Language - 3
Directed Electives - 3
Minor Course - 3
IS: Required Supporting Course - 6
CS: General Elective - 3
Total Semester Credits - 15

Senior
Year

Minor course - 3
Global Perspectives (g) - 3
General Ed HW activity - 0.5
CS: CSIS 425 Multi-Tier Web-Enabled Software Systems - 3
CS: CSIS 429 Operating Systems - 3
IS: General Electives - 3
IS: CSIS 440 Information Systems Project Mngt. - 3
General Education MD - 3
Total Semester credits - 15.5

American Cultural Diversity (d) - 3
CSIS 484 Seminar - 1
Minor courses - 6
CS: CSIS 435 Computer and Information Security - 3
IS: CSIS 433 Design Analysis MIS - 3
IS: General Electives - 2
CS: Total Semester Credits - 13
IS: Total Semester Credits - 15

Summary of Degree Requirements

Computer Science Option:
General Education - 35
American Cultural Diversity and Global Perspectives - 6
Major Requirements - 46
Required Supporting Courses - 9
Minor - 24
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.

Information Systems Option:
General Education - 32
American Cultural Diversity and Global Perspectives - 6
Major Requirements - 34
Required Supporting Courses - 19
Minor - 24
General Electives - 5
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 advisors, 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 and Professional Communication or ENGL 266 Business Writing 3 cr.
MNGT 300 Management and Organizational Behavior 3 cr.
MNGT 365 Business Process Management 3 cr.
One course from MNGT 320 or ACCT 231 or MNGT 361 3 cr.

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