BCIS Degree

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.

First Year Recommended Program in Kelowna

Fall Semester, Year 1
CMNS 113
COSC 109, including lab
COSC 111, including lab
COSC 118, including lab
MATH 139
Winter Semester, Year 1
CMNS 123
COSC 126, including lab
COSC 121, including lab
COSC 131, including lab
COSC 221
This program offers students the chance to complete capstone projects and pursue co-op placements (work-integrated learning), to build real-world skills and network with industry employers.

First Year Recommended Program outside Kelowna

Fall Semester, Year 1
CMNS 112 or one of ENGL 100, 150, 151, or 153
COSC 111, including lab
MATH 111 or MATH 112
Elective
Elective
Winter Semester, Year 1
CMNS 122 (if you took CMNS 112) or one of ENGL 100, 150, 151, or 153 
COSC 121, including lab
STAT 121 (if you took MATH 111) or either MATH 122 or MATH 221 (if you took MATH 112)
Elective
Elective
Contact the department chair about appropriate electives.

Calendar Information

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

Need Help?

Email Advising (course selections, course combinations, electives, etc.):
educationadvising@okanagan.bc.ca

Email International Advising (course selections, course combinations, electives, etc.):
intedadvisors@okanagan.bc.ca