Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Computer Information Systems, Minor (347)


Program Coordinator

Ray Blankenship, ray.blankenship@wku.edu, (270) 745-5952

The CIS minor has been specifically designed for non-technical majors who want to learn more about how technology can improve their personal and professional productivity. Students in the CIS minor take a set of required and elective courses in areas such as web-design, desktop publishing, multi-media, computer graphics, geographic information systems, computer-aided drafting and digital video production. Almost all professions today require their employees to be proficient with computers–not just ‘literate.’ The CIS minor is a valuable addition to any WKU major.

Program Requirements (18 hours)

CIS 141Analytics and Technology3
CIS 243Principles of MIS3
CIS 320Personal Information Technologies3
CIS 321Emerging Information Technologies3
Select two of the following approved electives: 16
Introduction to Visual Programming
Architectural Drafting
CADD for Manufacturing
Computer Science I
Graphic Design
Digital Video Production and Distribution
Geographic Information Systems
Total Hours18