The Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Computer Information Systems is a four-year program of study designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Bible and computer information systems expertise. The program includes intensive study in three academic areas: Bible and theology, general education, and computer studies. Program Director: Mr. Mark Woodhouse.
To equip students to effectively analyze the computer technology requirements of a business or ministry, determine the computer systems and networks necessary to satisfy those requirements, and effectively manage the resulting information technology environment.
In addition to meeting the Bible and Theology outcomes, the student will be able to: 1. Analyze, design, and implement a typical business computing environment based on specific business requirements. 2. Develop software programs in multiple modern programming languages using appropriate tools and software development methodologies. 3. Effectively apply information processing technology to areas of church automation, Christian ministry, biblical studies, and multimedia presentations in ministry and business environments. 4. Design and manage the networking and telecommunications infrastructure of an organization to satisfy an organization's data communications needs. 5. Design and implement normalized database systems to provide the storage, retrieval, and analysis of data to assist in the management of business and ministry operations. 6. Function as a system administrator for computer systems running UNIX and Microsoft operating systems. 7. Take full advantage of the Internet through effective research techniques, communications applications, and the design and implementation of web-based solutions to satisfy business and ministry requirements for publicity and electronic commerce. 8. Build and configure microcomputer systems from available components, including installation and network configuration of Microsoft and non-Microsoft operating systems (e.g., Linux).
1. Obtain industry-standard certifications based on track coursework. (MCSE Track)2. Effectively integrate open-source operating systems and software to provide functionality appropriate for business or ministry uses. (L.A.M.P. Track) 3. Effectively apply information processing technology to areas of church automation, Christian ministry, and biblical studies. (Ministry Track) 4. Develop software programs in multiple modern programming languages using appropriate tools and software development methodologies. (Programming Track) 5. Develop expertise in the operating systems of the Microsoft Windows architecture. (Systems Analyst Track)
1. Complete the freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. 2. Successful completion of courses CS 101 Fundamental Computer Literacy and PH 108 Logical Analysis. 3. Prior to the sophomore year, a student must declare a major in Computer Information Systems. 4. At the beginning of the sophomore year, students must apply for entrance into the program. The application procedure includes completion of a formal application. After the application has been received, the Computer Studies faculty will review it. Their decision will be delivered to the student by means of a formal letter. 5. Payment of all applicable additional fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in their annual statement of fees.
1. Complete a minimum of 129 semester credit hours. 2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses. 3. At least 65 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus. 4. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog. 5. Meet the course requirements in the following areas:
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