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Computer Information Systems Minor

Department of Management and Information Systems
College of Business Administration
Room A432, Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2750
Fax: 330-672-5006


Personal computers and local area networks are resulting in the penetration of computer information technology into even the smallest organizations. Today, most careers involve some activities related to the creation and use of computer-based information systems. To be competitive in the current job market, it is essential to achieve proficiency in the use of computer information systems (CIS). The CIS minor is self-contained and assumes essentially no prior experience with computers or information systems. It is designed to complement the students’ primary career field, whatever that might be, by providing knowledge of CIS and their applications and hands-on experience with computer technology. Completion of the minor will prepare students to design and build CIS of modest size and to participate with professional analysts, on an effective partnership basis, in the construction of large complex systems. Students also will have the ability to aid their coworkers by performing computer system support in consultative and advisory roles.


Course Title Credits
MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications* 3
  24060 System Analysis I **
  34053 Data Integration 3
  34070 Principles of Systems Development ** 3
Electives: choose from the following 6
MIS 34032 Data and File Technology (3)  
  34033 Computer Programming for Business II (3)  
  34036 Large Systems Technology (3)  
  34045 Small Systems Technology (3)  
  34080 Computer Programming for Business I (3)  
  44042 Network Theory and Applications (3)  
  44043 Data Base Management Systems (3)   
  44044 Systems Analysis II (3)  
  44045 Information Systems Management (3)   
  44049 Network Management (3)  
  44095 Special Topics (3)  
  44292 Internship in Information Systems (3)  

Course is substituted by TECH 10001 in Aviation Management concentration within the Aeronautics major.
** Students need permission prior to registering for MIS 24060 and 34070.

Requirements to declare the computer information systems minor:

  • Officially declared major (not pre-major, general, undeclared or exploratory); however, advising is available and recommended anytime prior to declaration
  • Minimum 60 semester hours completed
  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA

Requirement to graduate with the computer information systems minor:

  • Minimum 2.50 GPA (including all attempts) is required in the minor courses


  1. To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least two courses in the minor at Kent State University on a graded basis. At least one of these courses must be at the upper-division (30000 or 40000) level.
  2. CIS minors may use non-CIS courses as minor electives with permission. Please meet with a faculty CIS advisor to pursue this option.
  3. Double-counting of minor electives as major electives or requirements is not permitted. In other words, students should choose two CIS elective courses that are not part of the students’ major.
  4. COMT 21005, offered on the Regional Campuses, will be counted for MIS 34032 if the student earns a minimum B (3.0) grade in MIS 44043. Students should see an advisor either in the Undergraduate Programs Office or at the Regional Campus.