Wayne State College

Computer Information Systems Minor

A minor in computer information systems is ideal for anyone outside the Computer Technology and Information Systems Department who wants to become more knowledgeable in the realm of information technology. In our technology-driven era, information systems play an important role in nearly every job industry. Through coursework in the minor, you’ll learn principles and concepts of computing and how they relate to basic business functions. You’ll learn introductory programming and gain practical skills in the areas of networking, systems development, hardware, and operating systems. A solid background in these skills increases your marketability, telling employers that you are capable of handling new and emerging technology, and that you are of diving right in to the systems they may currently have in place.

2023-24 Academic Year

Required Courses: 21 hours

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s).

  • BUS 260 Management Theory and Practice (3)
  • CIS 132 Principles of Computing and Information Systems (may substitute CIS 130 if required by your major) (3)
  • CIS 366 Introduction to Database (3)
  • CIS 372 Computer Hardware and Operating Systems (3)

Plus 9 hours from the following:

  • CIS 352 Introduction to Enterprise Computing (3)
  • CIS 360 Computer Information Systems: Analysis and Design (3)
  • CIS 375 Introduction to E-Commerce (3)
  • CIS 430 Management Information Systems (3)
  • CIS 477 Project Management (3)
  • CSC 150 Programming Fundamentals I (3)
  • CSC 165 Introduction to Web Development (3)
  • CSC 380 Operating Systems (3)