Program Descriptions

Academic Requirements

Admission to the major is limited to those students holding an A.A.S. degree in a discipline directly related to the program emphasis. All majors must meet NIU’s requirements for general education (29-41 hours), complete a minimum of 40 hours of course work at the 300-400 level and earn a minimum of 30 hours at NIU. It is expected that students needing to complete additional general education course work would be able to do so at their community colleges with course selection assistance from NIU advisors.

In addition to the general education credits that transfer to NIU, students can also receive up to 30 proficiency credits for the technical coursework completed in the qualified A.A.S. degree.  These credits are awarded when all other degree requirements are completed.

Core Requirements (21 credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ACCY 288 Fundamentals of Accountancy 3
MGMT 333 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 346 Business Communication 3
MGMT 412 Business Law 3
MKTG 310 Principles of Marketing 3
OMIS 338 Principles of Operations Management 3
FINA 320 Principles of Finance 3

Computer Science Emphasis (28-29 credits)*

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CSCI 330 The UNIX System 4
CSCI 340 Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis 4
CSCI 466 Databases 4
CSCI 467 Introduction to Software Engineering 4
CSCI 475 Web Development 4
One of the following: 3
CSCI 350 Computer Security Basics  
CSCI 490Q Computer Security  
One of the following: 3
CSCI 470 Programming in Java  
CSCI 473 .NET Programming  
Electives 3-4
  One CSCI course numbered above 300  
  NOTE: Students cannot select both CSCI 350 and 490Q  

*Any course substitutions within the degree program must be approved by the appropriate NIU personnel.