It is widely known that since the year 2000, the number of U.S. students who choose Computer Information Systems (CIS), Management Information Systems (MIS), or Computer Science (CS) as a major has declined significantly. For many CIS departments, a portion of their budget is tied to the number of student credit hours that are produced. There are ways to increase these numbers, such as offering more service courses to the general student body. A department may also consider offering new types of multi-disciplinary minors that incorporate computer-intensive courses taught by CIS and other departments throughout the university. This paper presents a review of CIS minors offered at institutions in the U.S. The results of the review shows information such as the type of minor, the number of credit hours, and the types of courses that are typically required. It is our hope that this study will provide information to assist anyone considering curriculum changes.
Pollacia, Lissa; Lomerson, William; and Russell, Jack, "Improving CIS Enrollments Through Flexible Minors: An Examination of Existing Curricula" (2008). SAIS 2008 Proceedings. 23.