BCIS degree

Introduction

The Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS) is an eight-semester, 40-course, degree program, designed to provide you with in-depth information necessary to use computing within an organization or business. While you will need to attend the Kelowna campus for much of the program, it is possible to complete the first year outside Kelowna.

The first two years of the degree are identical to those of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) diploma when you take the program in Kelowna. In Vernon, Penticton, and Salmon Arm you will take alternative, equally acceptable, courses.

The final two years give the student the opportunity to look at selected topics in more detail.

Calendar Information

The official Okanagan College calendar information describing the admission requirements, program outline, and graduation requirements for the BCIS program are available on this page .

Skip the details. What should I take in first year in Kelowna?

Fall Semester, Year 1 Winter Semester, Year 1
CMNS 113 CMNS 123
COSC 109, including lab COSC 126, including lab
COSC 111, including lab COSC 121, including lab
COSC 118, including lab COSC 131, including lab
MATH 139 COSC 221

As we accept either CMNS 112 or CMNS 113 towards the degree, and there is a shortage of CMNS 113 section in Fall 2014, please choose a section of CMNS 112. In Winter 2015, please choose a section of CMNS 122.

Skip the details. What should I take in first year outside Kelowna?

Fall Semester, Year 1 Winter Semester, Year 1
CMNS 112 or one of ENGL 100, 150, 151, or 153 CMNS 122 (if you took CMNS 112) or one of ENGL 100, 150, 151, or 153 not already taken
COSC 111, including lab COSC 121, including lab
MATH 111 or MATH 112 STAT 121 (if you took MATH 111) or either MATH 122 or MATH 221 (if you took MATH 112)
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

Contact the department chair about appropriate electives.

What should I take in second, third, and fourth years?

It depends on your choice of option and on the campus at which you began your studies. Contact the chair of the Computer Science department if you need assistance.

For further information

Contact the chair of the Computer Science department.

Last updated: 2015 08 05