2019-2020 Catalogue

Minor in Computer Information Systems

The CIS Minor has been designed to prepare the non-CIS major to be an effective contributor to the implementation and management of information systems related to their major disciplines.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
CS 150Introduction to Data and Information Management 13
CS 213The World Wide Web 13
Select two of the following for which prerequisites have been met:6
Introduction to Programming with Python
Programming Fundamentals 1
Business Processing and Communications Infrastructure 1
Object-Oriented Application Development 1
Database Management Systems
Business Systems Analysis and Modeling
Advanced Net-Centric Computing
Applied Software Project Management

Policies Related to Minors

  • Some major/minor combinations are prohibited. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.
  • Courses taken to fulfill a minor can be applied as business-related electives, arts and sciences electives, unrestricted electives, the humanities/social science elective or the mathematics/natural sciences elective.
  • The electives guide defines all classes as either arts and sciences or business. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain an awareness of where courses taken for a minor apply to their degree requirements.
  • Courses fulfilling General Education requirements (except the humanities/social science elective and the math/natural science elective) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Courses used to fulfill the modern language requirement for BA students cannot be applied to a minor.
  • Courses fulfilling Business Core requirements may not be applied to a minor (except for the Business Studies Minor).  
  • A course taken under the Pass/Fail/D policy may be applied to the minor.
  • Major courses (including courses applied to the Liberal Studies Major or Business Studies Major) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Students may apply only one course not taken at Bentley (from sources such as transfer, IB, AP, course away, non-Bentley study abroad program, etc.) to the minor.
  • Students may only complete a maximum of two minors.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor.