East-West University

Computer and Information Science (Catalog)

Purpose

The Computer and Information Science program at East-West University offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs.

The Computer and Information Science program puts forth great emphasis on technical and professional education that merges the academic course work with relevant “hands-on” laboratory experiences. The study of computer science is the combination of computation and solving information-based problems in the world by the application of theoretical and practical

techniques. The study involves well-organized methodologies and skills of programming, scripting languages, algorithms, databases, networking, security and cryptography, computer architecture, operating systems, cloud computing, web information retrieval, artificial intelligence, software techniques, digital media, data warehousing, and business intelligence development.

The courses in this program are designed to prepare students with the requisite theoretical, technical and practical knowledge for a professional or technology-related career. The Computer and Information Science program is dedicated to bridging the gap between academic pursuits and technical competencies required in the business environment. The program provides a wide range of courses to lay the foundation for further studies and graduate work.

Objectives

 

ASSOCIAtE OF APPLIED SCIENCE (AAS) DEGrEE IN COMPutEr AND INFOrMAtION SCIENCE requires a minimum of 92 credit hours distributed as follows:

32 credit hours in the University’s general education core courses which should include:

48 credit hours in the major field of concentration which should include:
a total of at least twelve courses, specified as CI101, CI105, CI214, CI215, CI216, CI245, CI246 , CI256, CI275, and any three courses higher than CI/DM200.

The following is a sample outline of the graduation requirements for the AAS degree in Computer and Information Science (minimum 92 credit hours):

General Education Core

(32 credit hours)

 

English and Communications

(12 credit hours)

 

EN151 Rhetoric and Style
EN152 Writing from Sources
EN154 Technical Communication

Mathematics

MT155 Intermediate Algebra
MT156 General Education Math
MT158 or

MT170

College Algebra or Finite Mathematics

 

(12 credit hours)

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Humanities

(4 credit hours)

HM279              East-West Signature Course

 

Behavioral Sciences

(4 credit hours)

Cognate or Supporting Courses

(12 credit hours)

BS101 Introduction to Business
*
*

* Select any course from AC, BS, EC, FN, MN, or MR

Major Field of Concentration

(48 credit hours)

 

CI101 Computer Technology and Applications
CI105 Web Page Design
CI214 Desktop Database Management
CI215 JAVA I
CI216 C# I
CI245 JAVA II
CI246 C# II
CI256 HTML5
CI275 Computer Organization and Architecture
*
*
*

* Any courses higher than CI/DM200

BACHELOr OF SCIENCE (BS) DEGrEE IN COMPutEr AND INFOrMAtION SCIENCE
requires a minimum of 180 credit hours distributed as follows:

64 credit hours in the University’s general education core courses which should include:

At least 52 credit hours in Computer and Information Science courses specified as follows: CI215, CI216, CI245, CI246, CI256, CI275, CI301, CI310, CI321, CI354, CI355, CI358, and CI492/DM490*.

(* Digital Media Specialist only)

 

At least 12 credit hours in cognate or supporting field courses, specified as BS101, MT160, and MT201/EN170*.

(* Digital Media Specialist only)

 

At least 32 credit hours from any of the following concentrations: Business Analysis Specialist, Web Technology Specialist, Information System Analyst, Digital Media Specialist, Software Engineering Specialist, and Telecommunication Specialist.

20 credit hours of electives of which 8 credit hours should be at the 300 or 400 level.

The following is a sample outline of the graduation requirements for the BS degree in Computer and Information Science (minimum 180 credit hours):

General Education Core

(64 credit hours)

English and Communications

(20 credit hours)

EN151 Rhetoric and Style
EN152 Writing from Sources
EN154 Technical Communication
EN166 Speech
EN491 Senior Seminar

 

Mathematics and Science

(20 credit hours)

MT155 Intermediate Algebra
MT156 General Education Math
MT158 College Algebra
*
*

* one course from BL, CH, ET, or PH

Behavioral Sciences and Humanities

(20 credit hours)

HM279 East-West Signature Course
*
*
*
*

*Courses from EN, HS, HM, IS, PL, PS, SC, or SP

Computer and Information Science

(4 credit hours)

 

CI101*              Computer Technology and Applications

 

* CI101 can be waived by placement test

.

 

CIS Major Area Courses

(96 credit hours)

Core Courses

(52 credit hours)

 

CI215 JAVA I
CI216 C# I
CI245 JAVA II
CI246 C# II
CI256 HTML5
CI275 Computer Organization and Architecture
CI301 Data Communications
CI310 Principles of Database
CI321 Computer Operating Systems
CI354 SQL Server Database Programming
CI355 Data Warehousing
CI358 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence I
CI492/ DM490* Senior Project/

Digital Media Portfolio Production*

 

* For Digital Media Specialist only

Cognate or Supporting Courses

BS101 Introduction to Business
MT160 Elementary Plane Trigonometry
MT201/ EN170* Calculus I/

Writing for Digital Media*

 

(12 credit hours)

 

* For Digital Media Specialist only

Specialist Courses

(32 credit hours)

Select from the following sections:

CI415 Data Mining
CI425 Cloud Computing
CI456 Business Intelligence II
CI458 Advanced Business Intelligence
*
*
*
*

 

  1. 1. Business Analysis Specialist

* Any courses from specialist sections 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6

CI105 Web Page Design
CI205 Advanced Web Page Design
CI270 Introduction to Mobile Development
CI335 E-Commerce and Web I
CI365 ASP.NET MVC Web Application
CI435 E-Commerce and Web II
CI455 E-Commerce Web User Experience

 

  1. 2. Web technology Specialist
  1. 3. Information Systems Analyst

 

CI214 Desktop Database Management
CI312 Systems Analysis and Design
CI340 Artificial Intelligence
CI460 Management Information Systems
MN201 Principles of Management
MN310 Organization Theory and Development
*
*

* Any courses from specialist sections 1, 2, 4, 5, or 6

4. Digital Media Specialist

 

CI105 Web Page Design
DM240 Computer Graphic Design
DM260 Digital Imaging: Photoshop I
DM290 Digital Video Production
DM
DM
DM
*

* Select from DM or CI205

5. Software Engineering Specialist

CI320 Data Structures
CI356 Object-Oriented Programming in JAVA
CI357 Software Engineering
CI420 Algorithms
CI457 Software Development and Testing
*
*
*

* Select from CI215, CI216, CI245, CI246, or CI312

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6. telecommunication Specialist

 

CI421 Advanced Operating Systems
CI431 Telecommunications Network I
CI432 Telecommunications Network II
CI434 Network Security
*
*
*
*

* Any courses from specialist sections 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5

Elective Courses

(20 credit hours)

 

20 credit hours of electives of which 8 credit hours should be at the

300 or 400 level.