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Academics > BS in Computer Information Systems

Welcome to Computer Information Systems!

Do you love technology and enjoy the opportunity to program, design and build? Do you enjoy a challenge? Do you want to understand technology through a Christian worldview? If so, the Computer Information Systems program may be right for you!


Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems

The program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems is designed to give the student a broad and thorough understanding of Computer Information Systems within historical, philosophical, Biblical and scientific perspectives. It is designed for the persons seeking careers in information technology, computer systems, networking, data management, data exchange, and other fields related computers.


Graduates will demonstrate the following competencies: 1) a broad understanding of the disciplines of computer information systems 2) through the study of our classical core, extensive competency in writing, reading, critical analysis, and synthesis that leads to a senior thesis, and 3) a Christian world view through the study of our Biblical core.

Students will master concepts in computer information systems, computer programming, data structures, operating systems, networking and communication, advanced programming, database management, systems analysis and design, and training in general business principles and management.

Computer Information Systems – Degree Requirements

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems require a minimum of 125 credit hours to graduate. The table shown below lists the course requirements for graduation. Like all programs at Morthland College, the student pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Computer Information Systems will also complete a General Education Core, Classical Core, Biblical Core, and a Programmatic Core (Computer Information Systems).

Course Requirements for CIS

Course Credits
REL 101 Old Testament Survey 3
REL 102 New Testament Survey 3
REL 201 Bible Doctrine 3
REL 301 Logic & Apologetics 3
REL 302 Ethics From a Christian World View 3
LNG 141 Greek I 3
LNG 142 Greek II 3
LNG 131 Latin I 2
LNG 132 Latin II 2
CIS103 Intro to Computers 3
CIS130 Intro to Computer Programming 3
CIS201 Programming & Data Structures I 4
CIS202 Programming & Data Structures II 4
CIS301 Operating Systems 4
CIS305 Data Communication & Network 3
CIS315 Programming on the Internet 3
CIS320 Database Management 3
CIS330 Application Systems Analysis & Design 3
MC 101 Morthland College Strategies for Success 2
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
SPE 115 Speech Communication 3
Art 115 Art Appreciation or MUS105 Music Appreciation 3
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
HIS 205 Western Civilization I 3
HIS 206 Western Civilization II or REL210 Church History 3
BIO 100 Biology + Lab 4
CHM131 Inorganic Chemistry 4
HEA 110 Health and Life Fitness 2
MAT based on placement 3
MAT 282 Statistics 3
ECO241 Microeconomics 3
ECO242 Macroeconomics 3
HIS250 American History, Tradition and Heritage 3
PSY 132 Introduction to Psychology 3
CIS Electives 15
Capstone 1
Senior Thesis 3