Department of Business Computer Information Systems

Main Office
Business Administration Building, 336
P.O. Box 305249
Denton, TX 76203-5249
(940) 565-3110
Fax: (940) 565-4935
Web site: www.unt.edu/bcis

John C. Windsor, Chair

Faculty

Professors Guynes, CDP; Kappelman; Pavur; Pohl; Prybutok; T.C. Richards, CQE; J.W. Spence; Vanecek, CDP, CISA, PE, Texas; Vedder; Windsor, CSP. Associate Professors Becker; Jayakumar; Jones; Kvanli, CQE; Peak; Spalding. Assistant Professors Cline; Getty; Golladay, CDP; Koh; Kulkarni; Ryan. Lecturers Capan; Napier; M.J. Spence.

Introduction

The Department of Business Computer Information Systems educates business computer information systems designers and systems analysts for careers in industry and government. Two strong undergraduate programs are available for students who intend to pursue careers in the growing business computing field.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Bachelor of Business Administration

General requirements for the BBA are listed in the "General University Requirements " and the "University Core Curriculum Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog and under "Bachelor of Business Administration"; in the College of Business Administration section.

Professional Field in Decision Sciences

The professional field in decision sciences requires 18 hours of the following courses.

Approved Supporting Courses, 12 Hours

BUSI 4660 (or MKTG 4280 or FINA 4500, if approved in advance by the departmental undergraduate coordinator). The remaining hours are selected from 3000- or 4000-level business courses. The following are suggested elective sequences: BCIS 4800 cannot be used as a supporting course. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved in writing in advance by the departmental undergraduate coordinator.

Additional Requirements

A candidate for the degree must complete 33 hours of business administration courses in residence, of which 15 hours must be in the professional field of study. A 3-hour course in C programming must be completed (with a grade of C or better) by each student in this program. Students are encouraged to use free electives to meet professional goals.

Students interested in the theoretical and mathematical science of computing should see the Department of Computer Sciences.

Academic Standards

1. It is recommended that students selecting decision sciences as a professional field for the BBA degree meet at least one of the following standards:

a. be in the top 25 percent of their high school graduating class; or

b. attain a minimum score of 920 recentered on the SAT I or 20 on the ACT.

2. It is required that students selecting decision sciences as a professional field have a 2.5 GPA in all courses completed at UNT and have a transfer GPA of at least 2.5.

3. A grade of C or better is required in each previously taken BCIS/MSCI or CSCI course for enrollment in any senior-level BCIS/MSCI course.

4. Academic requirements for graduation with a professional field in decision sciences include:

a. a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all course work at UNT;

b. a minimum GPA of 2.5 in advanced hours (3000- and 4000-level courses) attempted in the professional field and supporting courses; and

c. a grade of C or better in each BCIS/MSCI course taken in the professional field, supporting decision sciences courses or career track.

Bachelor of Science

Major in Business Computer Information Systems

The faculty of the Department of Business Computer Information Systems believes that there is a need in industry and government for systems analysts who have a thorough understanding of both a functional area of business and computer-based information systems. This degree offers an opportunity for an in-depth study in one of six career tracks.

Degree Requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in business computer information systems.

1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 127 semesters hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the "General University Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog and the college of Business Administration requirements.

2. Business Foundation Requirements: See "Professional Program Requirements" in this section of the catalog.

3. Professional Program Requirements: See "Professional Program Requirements" in this section of the catalog.

4. Minor: See "Professional Program Requirements" in this section of the catalog.

5. Electives: See individual degree plan.

6. Other Requirements:

Graduation with this BS degree requires a minimum GPA of 2.7 on each of the following:

Preprofessional Program

Professional Program

The following courses are required for the professional program Bachelor of Science with a major in business computer information systems:

Graduate Degrees

The department offers degree programs leading to the Master of Science with majors in information technologies and decision technologies, and the Doctor of Philosophy with majors in business computer information systems and operations management science. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

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