Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Major in Computer Information Systems (Information Security Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

Admission to the College is competitive, and a student must be admitted to the College to pursue a B.B.A. degree. Consideration for admission to McCoy College undergraduate programs is based on specific admission criteria.

To be considered for admission to McCoy College, students should list a business major in their first-choice major and apply to Texas State by the stated deadlines on the Undergraduate Admissions website. 

Students who are admitted to the University but denied admission to McCoy College will be considered for admission to their second choice major or if one is not listed, students will be declared an Exploratory Professional major. 

Admission Process for Prospective Texas State Students


  • Students admitted to Texas State as a Freshman will be automatically admitted to McCoy College if they meet Assured Admission requirements and select business major as their first-choice major.


  • Students admitted to Texas State as a Transfer will be automatically admitted McCoy College if they meet Program Entry requirements based on total semester credit hours earned and select a business major as their first-choice major. 

Admission Process for Current Texas State Students

For current Texas State students, an internal application is available online on the CenturyLink Academic Advising Center website. Students attending Texas State who are currently on academic probation are not eligible for admission to McCoy College. 

General Requirements

  1. For the B.B.A. degree, any McCoy College student whose Texas State GPA drops below a 2.0 is placed on probation by Texas State and on restricted status by McCoy College. Students on restricted status must increase their Texas State GPA to at least 2.0 in the subsequent semester or their admission to McCoy College will be voided. Students are required to meet with a representative of the McCoy College Academic Advising Center to remove probation holds; otherwise, the hold will prevent registration or schedule changes. A student whose admission is voided may regain admission to McCoy College by going through the application process and competing with other applicants for openings. Students with a Texas State GPA below a 2.0 are also subject to the University academic probation and suspension policies.
  2. All students seeking the B.B.A. must complete the following general education core curriculum courses as required by McCoy College. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for other information about the general education core curriculum.
  3. To provide a common body of knowledge in business, all students seeking the B.B.A. must complete the following common core of business courses or their equivalents as required by the McCoy College:
    B A 2310Introduction to Business in a Global Environment3
    ACC 2361Introduction to Financial Accounting3
    ACC 2362Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
    CIS 1323Introduction to Microcomputer Applications3
    ECO 2314Principles of Microeconomics3
    ECO 2315Principles of Macroeconomics3
    QMST 2333Business Statistics3
    BLAW 3301Legal Environment of Business3
    MGT 3303Management of Organizations3
    MKT 3343Principles of Marketing3
    CIS 3380Enterprise Information Technology and Business Intelligence3
    FIN 3312Business Finance3
    MGT 3353Business Communication3
    MGT 4335Strategic Management and Business Policy3
  4. A combination of courses in the major program area specified by the appropriate academic department and restricted upper-division business electives to complement the major are also required for the B.B.A.
  5. Free electives to achieve a minimum total of 120 semester hours are also required. To ensure compliance with the course requirements for a B.B.A. degree, students should follow the general sequence of courses specified for the curriculum in this section of the catalog. 
  6. Also, students who did not complete satisfactorily at least two years of the same foreign language in high school must complete two semesters (6-8 hours) of a single foreign language in college.
  7. Nine hours of designated “writing intensive” (WI) courses must be completed at Texas State to satisfy degree requirements.

  8. For transfer students, 24 semester credit hours in the business core curriculum (or their equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Business Administration and Management Field of Study and be applied to the B.B.A. major in Computer Information Systems at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. If transferring additional business courses, please contact the McCoy College of Business CenturyLink Academic Advising Center for assistance. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list. Students who complete MATH 1319 (TCCN: MATH 1324) in the FOS will receive 3 semester credit hours towards free electives.

    CIS 1323Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (Directed Elective)3
    TCCN: BCIS 1305
    B A 2310Introduction to Business in a Global Environment3
    TCCN: BUSI 1301
    ECO 2314Principles of Microeconomics3
    TCCN: ECON 2302
    ECO 2315Principles of Macroeconomics3
    TCCN: ECON 2301
    ACC 2361Introduction to Financial Accounting3
    TCCN: ACCT 2301
    ACC 2362Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
    TCCN: ACCT 2302
    QMST 2333Business Statistics (Directed Elective)3
    TCCN: BUSI 2305
    TCCN: MATH 1324
    Total Hours24
  9. Students must achieve the following minimum grade-point averages for graduation:
    1. a Texas State GPA of 2.00
    2. a Business GPA of 2.25 (includes common business core, major(s), and restrictive/advanced electives); and
    3. a GPA of 2.0 in the minor(s).

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
MATH 1329 (Mathematics Component 020 [TCCN MATH 1325])3PHIL 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 2306])3
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Government/Political Science Component Code 0703American History Component Code 0603
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3CIS 1323 (TCCN BCIS 1305)13
US 11001 
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ACC 2361 (TCCN ACCT 2301)3ACC 2362 (TCCN ACCT 2302)3
ECO 2314 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN ECON 2302])3ECO 2315 (TCCN ECON 2301)3
B A 2310 (TCCN BUSI 1301)3Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315]3
QMST 2333 (TCCN BUSI 2305)3Government/Political Science Component Code 0703
American History Component Code 0603Component Area Option 0903
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CIS 33053BLAW 3301 (TCCN BUSI 2301)3
CIS 33743CIS 33503
CIS 33803CIS 33823
MGT 33033CIS 43483
MKT 33433MGT 33533
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
FIN 33123CIS 43503
CIS 43583MGT 43353
CIS 3325, 3360, QMST 3339, or QMST 33413CIS Advanced Elective3
CIS Advanced Elective3Free Electives5
Restricted Business Elective3 
 15 14
Total Hours: 120

Credit can be earned by successfully passing a test. Students must pay a fee to take the test.

CIS Advanced Electives

CIS 3325Visual Programming II3
CIS 3360Web Design and Development3
CIS 3389Programming for Data Processing3
CIS 3390Agile Project Management 3
CIS 4318Enterprise System Development and Application Security3
CIS 4321Mobile Application Development for Android3
CIS 4322Computer System Development and Design3
CIS 4332Enterprise Resource Planning Systems3
CIS 4349Advanced Database Management Systems3
CIS 4360Developing Business Solutions for the Enterprise3
CIS 4395Independent Study in Computer Information Systems3
CIS 4399Computer Information Systems Internship3

Restricted Business Electives

ACC 3305Financial Accounting and Reporting3
ACC 3313Intermediate Accounting I3
BLAW 3360Business Organizations and Government Regulations3
ECO 3335Managerial Economics3
ECO 4313Econometrics3
FIN 3313Financial Management3
MGT 3360Entrepreneurship Studies3
MGT 4375Organizational Behavior and Human Relations3
MKT 3370Marketing Research3
MKT 3387Technology and Marketing3
MKT 4310International Marketing3
MKT 4337Marketing Management3
QMST 3334Statistical Modeling3