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Database and Information Systems Track


Prepares students to apply database principles, algorithms, and optimization techniques to design, build, and manage current and future database and information systems.

Required Courses

All Track requirements, regardless of department, must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

The track has four required courses that provide general background

Required Courses
Course Title
CS 34800 Information Systems
CS 38100 Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms
CS 44800 Introduction to Relational Databases
CS 37300
CS 47300
Data Mining and Machine Learning
Web Information Search & Management

Database and Information Systems Track Pre-requisite Flowchart (PDF)


The track has three electives. Choose at least one course from each of the following three categories.

Category I - Computing Systems

Electives Category 1 Computing Systems
Course Title
CS 35200 Compilers: Principles and Practice
CS 35400 Operating Systems


Category II - Information Assurance

Electives Category 2 Information Assurance
Course Title
CS 35500 Introduction to Cryptography
CS 42600 Computer Security


Category III - Related Studies

Electives Category 3 Related Studies
Course Title
CS 37300 Data Mining and Machine Learning
CS 42200 Computer Networks
CS 47100 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
CS 47300 Web Information Search & Management
CS 47800 Introduction to Bioinformatics

CS 49000  


EPICS 41100/41200 


CS 49700 

Senior Project, supervised by faculty & approved by DBIS track chair


Senior Project, (both must be taken)


Honors Research Project.

* Neither CS39000-DM0 or CS47300 can be double counted toward the required and elective courses.

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