Naveen Jindal School of Management
Computer Information Systems and Technology (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and Technology
Professors: Ashiq Ali @axa042200, Alain Bensoussan @axb046100, Gary Bolton @gxb122130, Metín Çakanyildirim @metin, Huseyin Cavusoglu @huseyin, Jianqing Chen @jxc111031, William M. Cready @wmc041000, Milind Dawande @milind, Gregory G. Dess @ggd021000, Umit G. Gurun @ugg041000, Dorothée Honhon @dbh130130, Kyle Hyndman @tdp062000, Varghese S. Jacob @vjacob, Sanjay Jain @sxj164830, Ganesh Janakiraman @gxj091000, Elena Katok @emk120030, Dmitri Kuksov @dgk120030, Nanda Kumar @nkumar, Seung-Hyun Lee @sxl029100, Stanley Liebowitz @liebowit, Zhiang (John) Lin @zlin, Sumit K. Majumdar @skm021100, Stanimir Markov @sxm079200, Amit Mehra @axm078200, Syam Menon @sxm021300, Vijay S. Mookerjee @vijaym, B. P. S. Murthi @murthi, Vikram Nanda @vkn150030, Özalp Özer @oxo091000, Mike W. Peng @mxp059000, Hasan Pirkul @hpirkul, Cuili Qian @cxq170330, Suresh Radhakrishnan @sradhakr, Srinivasan Raghunathan @sraghu, Ram C. Rao @rrao, Brian Ratchford @btr051000, Michael J. Rebello @mjr071000, Gil Sadka @gxs143630, Sumit Sarkar @sumit, Suresh P. Sethi @sethi, Kathryn E. Stecke @kes021000, Riki Takeuchi @rxt173730, Wing Kwong (Eric) Tsang @wkt071000, Jun Xia @jxx132030, Ying Xie @yxx124930, Harold Zhang @hxz054000, Zhiqiang (Eric) Zheng @zxz062000
Associate Professors: Mehmet Ayvaci @mua120030, Nina Baranchuk @nxb043000, Zhonglan Dai @zxd051000, Rebecca Files @rlf092000, Michael Hasler @mxh190031, Bin Hu @bxh180009, Surya N. Janakiraman @suryaj, Robert L. Kieschnick Jr. @rkiesch, Atanu Lahiri @axl144730, Jun Li @jxl128031, Ningzhong Li @nxl124130, Maria Loumioti @mxl175830, Lívia Markóczy @lxm055000, Ramachandran (Ram) Natarajan @nataraj, Naim Bugra Ozel @nbo150030, H. Dennis Park @hxp174230, Anyan Qi @axq140430, Young U. Ryu @ryoung, Serdar Simsek @axs158032, Harpreet Singh @hxs104000, Upender Subramanian @uxs092000, Shaojie Tang @sxt146930, Shouqiang Wang @sxw163830, Kelsey D. Wei @kdw061000, Han (Victor) Xia @hxx110930, Yexiao Xu @yexiaoxu, Alejandro Zentner @axz051000, Jieying Zhang @jxz146230, Yuan Zhang @yxz122931, Zhe (James) Zhang @zxz145430, Feng Zhao @fxz082000, Yibin Zhou @yxz066000
Assistant Professors: Khai Chiong @kxc173030, Rafael Copat @rxc190027, Soraya Fatehi @sxf200005, Andrew Frazelle @aef180002, Ying Huang @yxh124430, Joonhwi Joo @jxj180020, Sora Jun @sxj177030, Jason Kautz @jdk200000, Tongil Kim @txk200012, Sheen Levine @ssl140530, Christopher Mace @cxm200014, Samir Mamadehussene @sxm200118, Jean-Marie Meier @jmm172030, Zixuan Meng @zxm200005, Radha Mookerjee @rvm019000, Jedson Pinto @jpp200002, Ignacio Rios Uribe @iar200000, Alejandro Rivera Mesias @axr150331, Simon Siegenthaler @sxs177933, Kirti Sinha @kxs190050, Shujing Sun @sxs200168, Xiaoxiao Tang @xxt180003, Shervin Tehrani @sst180003, Ashwin Venkataraman @axv190029, Christian Von-Drathen @cxv141430, Guihua Wang @gxw130630, Hongchang Wang @hxw140930, Pingle Wang @pxw200007, Junfeng Wu @jxw175430, Steven Xiao @sxx150930
Professor Emeritus: R. Chandrasekaran @chandra
Associate Professor Emeritus: David J. Springate @spring8
Clinical Professors: John Barden @jpb063000, Britt Berrett @brb051000, Abhijit Biswas @axb019100, Shawn Carraher @smc130730, Larry Chasteen @chasteen, Paul Convery @pxc141930, Tevfik Dalgic @tdalgic, Howard Dover @hfd021000, John Gamino @jpg140630, Randall S. Guttery @rxg112530, William Hefley @weh150130, Robert Hicks @rfh041000, Robert Kaiser @rck180000, Marilyn Kaplan @mkaplan, Van Latham @vml170230, Sonia Leach @sel120030, Peter Lewin @plewin, Jeffrey Manzi @jxm158130, John F. McCracken @jfm, Diane S. McNulty @dmcnulty, Larry Norton @lxn171230, Divakar Rajamani @dxr020100, Daniel Rajaratnam @dxr143430, Kannan Ramanathan @kxr087000, Prakash Shrivastava @pcs130130, Mark Thouin @mxt083000, McClain Watson @jmw077000, Jeff Weekley @jaw160330, Habte Woldu @wolduh, Fang Wu @fxw052000, Laurie L. Ziegler @ziegler
Clinical Associate Professors: Shawn Alborz @sxa063000, Dawn Owens @dmo130130, Carolyn Reichert @carolyn, Avanti P. Sethi @asethi, Ramesh Subramoniam @rxs179630, Aysegul Toptal @axt083100, David Widdifield @dsw180001
Clinical Assistant Professors: Athena Alimirzaei @axa134231, Christina (Krysta) Betanzos @clb120030, Moran Blueshtein @mxb135230, Jeffery (Jeff) Hicks @jnh061000, Dupinderjeet Kaur @dxk110730, Revansiddha Khanapure @rbk160130, Kristen Lawson @kal110030, Liping Ma @lxm133730, Parneet Pahwa @pxp030100, Jason Parker @jap090020
Professors of Instruction: Semiramis Amirpour @sxa130731, Mary Beth Goodrich @goodrich, Chris Linsteadt @ccl019000, Suzette Plaisance Bryan @stp170002, Matt Polze @mmp062000, Luell (Lou) Thompson @lot013000
Associate Professors of Instruction: Judd Bradbury @jdb101000, Monica E. Brussolo @meb049000, Ayfer Gurun @axg119030, Maria Hasenhuttl @h1562, Julie Haworth @haworth, Thomas (Tom) Henderson @txh093000, Jennifer G. Johnson @jxj091000, Kathryn Lookadoo @kxl164330, Sarah Moore @sem054000, Mohammad Naseri Taheri @mxn121930, Hirofumi Nishi @hxn210016, Daniel Sibley @dcs170002, Agnieszka Skuza @axo027000, Hubert Zydorek @hxz120930
Assistant Professors of Instruction: Negin Enayaty Ahangar @nxe180001, Daniel Karnuta @dxk173030, Joseph Mauriello @jam151430, Victoria D. McCrady @vdm130030, Rasoul Ramezani @rxr145930, Gaurav Shekhar @gxs150130
Professors of Practice: Gregory Ballew @geb011100, Tiffany A. Bortz @tabortz, Ranavir Bose @rxb132730, Alexander Edsel @ade012000, Charles Haseman @cxh180018, Rajiv Shah @rxs079000, Donald Taylor @det190000, Keith Thurgood @klt160130
Associate Professors of Practice: Nozar Hassanzadeh @nozarh, Jackie Kimzey @jxk092000, Julie Lynch @jxl180030, Jennifer Murray @jrm160330, David Parks @dxp153830, Margaret Smallwood @meg012400, Steven Solcher @sjs107020, Kathy Zolton @kxz121730
Assistant Professors of Practice: Khatereh Ahadi @kxa180010, Steven Haynes @sxh102420, Abu Naser Islam @nxi110630, Edward Meda @exm150330, Paul Nichols @pxn120030, Timothy Stephens @tgs170130, Guido Tirone @gxt170001, Robert Wright @rgw091000
I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 semester credit hours2
Communication: 6 semester credit hours
Select any 6 semester credit hours from Communication Core courses (see advisor)
Mathematics: 3 semester credit hours
Life and Physical Sciences: 6 semester credit hours
Select any 6 semester credit hours from Life and Physical Sciences Core courses (see advisor and degree requirements)
Language, Philosophy and Culture: 3 semester credit hours
Select any 3 semester credit hours from Language, Philosophy and Culture Core courses (see advisor)
Creative Arts: 3 semester credit hours
Select any 3 semester credit hours from Creative Arts Core courses (see advisor)
American History: 6 semester credit hours
Select any 6 semester credit hours from American History Core courses (see advisor)
Government/Political Science: 6 semester credit hours
GOVT 2305 American National Government
GOVT 2306 State and Local Government
Or select any 6 semester credit hours from Government/Political Science Core courses (see advisor)
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 semester credit hours
Choose one of the following:7
Or select any 3 semester credit hours from Social and Behavioral Sciences Core courses (see advisor)
Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours
Choose two of the following:7
Or select any 6 semester credit hours from Component Area Option Core courses (see advisor)
II. Major Requirements: 75-78 semester credit hours
Students must meet all course prerequisites.
Major Preparatory Courses: 21-24 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum
OPRE 3360 Managerial Methods in Decision Making Under Uncertainty
or STAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics
Choose two of the following:7
Major Core Courses: 24 semester credit hours
BCOM 4300 Advanced Professional Communication
FIN 3320 Business Finance
IMS 3310 International Business
ITSS 3300 Information Technology for Business
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing
OBHR 3310 Organizational Behavior
or OBHR 3330 Introduction to Human Resource Management
OPRE 3310 Supply Chain and Operations Management
A community engagement experience is required.
Major Related Courses: 18 semester credit hours
ITSS 4300 Database Fundamentals
ITSS 4330 Systems Analysis and Design
ITSS 4351 Foundations of Business Intelligence
ITSS 4360 Network and Information Security
ITSS 4370 Information Technology Infrastructure
ITSS 4395 Capstone Senior Project - Information Systems
or BPS 4395 Capstone Senior Project - Business
A practicum experience of at least 160 working hours is required, with registration in one of the following courses.
The BS CIST degree program allows students to focus on a specific track to obtain in-depth knowledge in a particular business area.
Students may choose 12 semester credit hours from one of the following tracks.
A. Business Intelligence and Analytics Track
ITSS 4352 Introduction to Web Analytics
ITSS 4353 Business Analytics
ITSS 4354 Advanced Big Data Analytics
ITSS 4355 Data Visualization
B. Enterprise Systems Track
ITSS 4340 Enterprise Resource Planning
ITSS 4343 Integrated SCM Information Systems
ITSS 4344 CRM using Salesforce
ACCT 4342 Accounting Information Systems and Financial Reporting
or ACCT 3322 Integrated Accounting Information Systems
C. IT Sales Engineering Track
ITSS 4340 Enterprise Resource Planning
MKT 3330 Introduction to Professional Selling
MKT 4331 Digital Prospecting
or MKT 4332 Advanced Professional Sales
D. IT Product Development Track
ENTP 3301 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
ENTP 3320 Start-up Launch I
E. Cybersecurity Management Track
ITSS 4356 Data Governance
ITSS 4361 Information Technology Cybersecurity
ITSS 4362 Cybersecurity Governance
F. General Track
Any 12 semester credit hours of ITSS upper-division courses, excluding ITSS 4301 Database Systems18 and ITSS 4V90 ITSS Internship, that are not part of the BS CIST major preparatory, major core, or major related courses may be used to satisfy the 12 semester credit hours of guided elective credit.
III. Elective Requirements: 0-3 semester credit hours
Free Electives: 0-3 semester credit hours12
Both lower- and upper-division courses may count as electives.
The plan must include sufficient upper-division courses to total 45 upper-division semester credit hours.
1. Incoming freshmen must enroll and complete requirements of UNIV 1010 and the corresponding school-related freshman seminar course. Students, including transfer students, who complete their core curriculum at UT Dallas must take UNIV 2020.
2. Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from institutions of higher education. The courses listed are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.
3. Indicates a prerequisite class to be completed before enrolling for upper-division classes.
4. A required Major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours are counted in Core Curriculum.
5. MATH 1325 is required for all JSOM undergraduate students. Students may elect to substitute MATH 2413 or MATH 2417 for MATH 1325. Students may elect to substitute MATH 2414 or MATH 2419 for MATH 1326. Students who choose OPRE 3340 instead of MATH 1326 or MATH 2414 or MATH 2419 will require an additional 090 Core Curriculum course.
6. To make timely degree progress, students should complete MATH 1325 or its equivalent by the end of their first semester at UT Dallas. Students who will not meet this requirement should contact their academic advisor to discuss their degree timeline.
7. Certain courses listed are prerequisites for major core, major concentration, or major related courses. Choose accordingly.
8. Students who have completed CS 1436 with a C or better may replace ITSS 3311 with an additional ITSS upper-division course (excluding ITSS 4301 and ITSS 4V90).
9. Students who have completed CS 1337 with a C or better may replace ITSS 3312 with an additional ITSS upper-division course (excluding ITSS 4301 and ITSS 4V90).
10. ITSS 4381 can satisfy the ITSS 3312 major preparatory requirement in prior BS CIST catalogs if the course is not used elsewhere on the degree plan.
11. Free Electives of 0 to 3 semester credit hours are required for the B.S. in Computer Information Systems and Technology. Students who choose MATH 1326 or MATH 2414 or MATH 2419 instead of OPRE 3340 will require a total of 6 semester credit hours of free electives to meet the 120 semester credit hour requirement for graduation. Students who choose OPRE 3340 instead of MATH 1326 or MATH 2414 or MATH 2419 will require another 090 Component Area Option Core Curriculum course and a total of 3 semester credit hours of free electives to meet the 120 semester credit hour requirement for graduation.
12. Free Electives of 0 to 3 semester credit hours are required for the B.S. in Computer Information Systems and Technology. Students who choose MATH 1326 or MATH 2414 or MATH 2419 instead of OPRE 3340 will require a total of 6 semester credit hours of free electives to meet the 120 semester credit hour requirement for graduation. Students who choose OPRE 3340 instead of MATH1326 or MATH 2414 or MATH 2419 will require another 090 Component Area Option Core Curriculum course and a total of 3 semester credit hours of free electives to meet the 120 semester credit hour requirement for graduation.
13. Students may substitute MATH 2418 or CS 2305 for OPRE 3333 or MATH 2333.
14. JSOM first-time-in-college freshmen are required to take BCOM 1300 in their first semester. Transfer students and students new to JSOM are required to take BCOM 3300 in their first semester.
15. Students may fulfill the community engagement requirement with BA 4095, BPS 4396, ENTP 4340, or MKT 4360. The zero semester credit hour course BA 4095 is recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy this requirement.
16. Students may fulfill the internship requirement with ITSS 4090, BA 4090, or ITSS 4V90 (1-3 semester credit hours). The zero semester credit hour courses ITSS 4090 or BA 4090 are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy this requirement.
17. Students employed in full-time jobs may fulfill their internship requirement with their current employer as a special project with preapproval from their program director.
18. ACCT 4301 or ITSS 4301 may not be used to satisfy BS CIST degree requirements.