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 Post subject: Read if going to go to college! CIS vs. Computer Science
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:23 am 
Little Foot
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These are the classes for Computer Information Systems and Computer Science. A lot of people seems to ask what's the difference or whatnot. So now I'll post them by showing you guys who are deciding to go to college what the difference is in terms of courses offered at my school which happens to be California State Polytechnic University of Pomona. And you will see drastic differences:
College of Business Administration: CIS

Core Class for Major:
Legal Environment of Business Transactions
Financial Accounting for Decision-Making
Managerial Accounting for Decision-Making
Principles of Management
Organization Behavior
Managerial Finance I
Managerial Finance II
Management Information Systems
Operations Management
Managerial Statistics
Strategic Management

Support Courses required of all business majors:
Statistics with Applications
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics

CIS required courses:
Object-Oriented Programming with Java
Introduction to Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
Intermediate Java Programming for Business
Database Design and Development
Business Telecommunications
Interactive Web Development
Information Systems Careers
Systems Development Project

Choose 5 courses from here based on Career Track:
Programming with C++
Structured Systems Analysis
Client/Server Applications Development with Visual Basic
Data Modeling
Local/Metro Area Networks
Rapid Systems Development
Advanced Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
Wide Area and Voice Networks
Multimedia Applications on the Web
Advanced Programming for Business
Mobile Communications and Wireless Networks
Information Systems Auditing
Managing Business Networks
Multi-vendor Inter/Intra Networking
E-Commerce Application Development
Advanced C++ Programming
Network Analysis and Design
Website Development
Network Security
Internet Security
Computer Forensics


College of Science: Computer Science

Core Courses for Major
Discrete Structures
Introduction to Computer Science
Introduction to Programming and Problem-Solving
Computer Logic
Data Structures and Algorithms I
Data Structures and Algorithms II
C++ Programming
Computer Organization and Assembly Programming
Numerical Methods
Language Translation and Automata
Design and Analysis Algorithms
Computer Architecture
Computer Networks
Programming Languages
Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
Database Systems
Undergraduate Seminar
Software Engineering

Support Courses required of all Computer Science Majors:
General Physics I
General Physics II
General Physics Laboratory I
General Physics Laboratory II
Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
Linear Algebra
Calculus of Several Variables
Statistical Methods for Computer Scientists

Choose 4 classes from the following based on Career Track:
Programming Graphical User Interfaces
Symbolic Programming
Object-Oriented Design and Programming
Parallel Processing
Computer Simulation
Microprocessor Systems
Compilers and Interpreters
Computer Graphics
Secure Communication
Software Engineering Practice
Special Topics for Upper Division Students


As you can see there are major differences, especially with the support classes. CIS only needs 3 classes one mid-level statistical math and two economics courses. But if you look at Computer Science, there is science involved and the math courses are one of the highest you can learn in a college. You have to think if you want to go into business or science. Because as you can see although they are both related to computers, everything about them is different. There is not one class that is the same in CIS or Computer Science. IF you have any questions ask me.

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