Dec 09, 2023  
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 

Management Information Systems Major

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For academic requirements that apply to all students in the College of Business, please refer to the College of Business section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Degree Requirements

University Core (General Education) Requirements - Total Credits: 33-37

Where specific courses are not identified, please see the related section of the Undergraduate Catalog for information about which courses may satisfy university core requirements.

English Composition - Total Credits: 6

English Literature - Total Credits: 3

Constitutions - Total Credits: 3-6

Mathematics - Total Credits: 3

Distribution Requirement Social Science


  • Because the courses taught by the College of Business are deemed part of the social sciences distribution area, students pursuing a major in the College of Business must fulfill the distribution requirement by completing courses in each of two content areas outside the major area of study. Those areas are: Humanities and Fine Arts; and Natural Sciences and Analytical Thinking.


  • Humanities and Fine Arts - Total Credits: 9

  • Humanites, 6 credits required
  • A humanities course other than one with a COM prefix

  • Fine Arts, 3 credits required

  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking - Total Credits: 9-10

  • Life and Physical Sciences, 6-7 credits required

  • science with a lab
  • non-lab science
  • Analytical Thinking, 3 credits required

Multicultural and International - Total Credits: 6

Three credits in each area are required. These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: (Some business students may satisfy these requirements with courses required for a business major.)
• Multicultural, 3 credits required
• International, 3 credits required

General Electives - credits required vary in order to earn 124 degree-applicable credits

The number of electives necessary for each student varies based on how many credits a student uses to satisfy the requirements identified above. The minimum number of degree-applicable credits required to earn a degree from the College of Business is 124.

Total Credits: 127

MS in MIS Bridge Option

Students who have an interest in earning a Master of Science in MIS later and who meet current MIS Department requirements may elect to take selected graduate-level courses instead of senior-level undergraduate MIS courses. Contact the MIS Department office for current requirements and the application form or see for details.


Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements. For an approved list, visit

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