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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
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Computer Information Systems (B.S.)


The goal of the CIS program is to prepare students to enter the workforce as computer information systems professionals. A CIS professional brings computing technology skills into the general context of business, commerce  and government. The program balances hands-on practical experience with theoretical understanding that helps our graduates continue to grow along with the computing industry.

Students wishing to matriculate in the B.S. program in Computer Information Systems (CIS) are expected to have command of the basics of computer literacy. The specific computing competencies are:

  • Functional familiarity with GUI Operating System (Windows, Mac OS);
  • File/directory manipulations;
  • Aptitude using basic Internet services (web browsers, search engines, e-mail);
  • Basic MS Office skills.

Note that all major requirements listed below are offered on the Albany campus.  Sage also offers a minor in Computer Science with courses on the Albany campus.  


Program Requirements : 57 credits

CSI 110 Computing Concepts : 3 credits
CSI 150 Advanced Computer Literacy : 3 credits
CSI 210 Workstation Arch/Support : 3 credits
CSI 215 Systems Analysis and Design : 3 credits
CSI 221 Linux for Network Admin : 3 credits
CSI 226 Object Oriented Design : 3 credits
CSI 227 Object Oriented Programming : 3 credits
CSI 261 VB.NET : 3 credits
CSI 263 Web Site Development : 3 credits
CSI 265 Database Applications I : 3 credits
CSI 276 Data Communications/Networking I : 3 credits
CSI 301 Database Applications II : 3 credits
CSI 315 C# Programming : 3 credits
CSI 326 Data Structures : 3 credits
CSI 349 Machine Structures : 3 credits
CSI 438 Technology and Culture : 3 credits
CSI 407 Computer Science Internship : 3 credits
EGL 235 Intro to Technical Writing : 3 credits
MAT 209 Discrete Mathematics : 3 credits



RSC General Education Requirements not fulfilled by Major and Required Supporting Courses:

Russell Sage College Core Courses: 11 Credits 

  • WLD 101 - Reading Women’s Voices/Developing Our Own : 4 Credits
  • WLD 201 - Researching Women’s Lives : 4 Credits
  • WLD 401 - Women Changing the World : 3 Credits

General Education Breadth Requirement: 24 Credits

  • Humanities - Fine & Performing Arts : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - History : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - Literature & Languages : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - Elective : 3 Credits
  • Natural & Physical Sciences : 6 Credits
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (must be from two separate disciplines) : 6 Credits

Elective Courses: 28 Credits



Total credits required for graduation (minimum): 120 credits
Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
Major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200