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Computing and New Media Technologies


Tim Krause, Chair
Room B-246, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-4409
Email: cnmt@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/cnmt

This department is in the College of Letters and Science  .


Faculty: J Barr, R Dollinger, D Gibbs, W. He, T Heimonen, A Iliev, S Khasawneh, D Kim, T Krause, K Stern, S Suehring.

Abbreviations:
APC = Applied Computing
CIS = Computer Information Systems
CNMT = Computing and New Media Technologies
DAB = Data Analytics: Business
DAC = Data Analytics: Computing
HTI = Human-Technology Interaction


Definitions:

Computer Information Systems (CIS) involves the design and maintenance of information systems that enable organizations to gather, process, store, and use information for planning, control, and operations. Emphasis is placed on the analysis, configuration, and programming, security, and database aspects of the design and implementation of a computerized business information system. The program and courses in computer information systems are administered by the Department of Computing and New Media Technologies.

Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) takes a multidisciplinary approach to preparing graduates for roles in which they collaboratively study, design, and develop interactive products and services through a user-centered design process. Through user research, interaction design and prototyping, programming and evaluation, HTI graduates have a direct impact on the usability and user experience of new software programs, websites, and devices. HTI is unique in placing people, their needs, expectations, and use of technology at the center of its educational focus. This is important as information technology becomes more ingrained in everything people do so that we develop technology that is viable, usable, and pleasurable. The program and courses in Human-Technology Interaction are administered by the Department of Computing and New Media Technologies.

Admission/Academic Standards for Computer Information Systems Major

  1. If you declare CIS as your major, you are a “premajor” until you apply and are accepted into the major. Applications are processed in September and February each year. You should apply no later than the second semester of your sophomore year. Exceptions may be granted.
  2. Before you can apply for admission to the Computer Information Systems major, you must complete CNMT 110  , CIS 120 , CIS 210  and MATH 209 . You must have a GPA in these courses of at least 2.5, including transfer credits, and regardless of any declaration of academic bankruptcy.
  3. We rank applicants by overall GPA and accept, at most, the top 40 each semester. The actual number admitted is based on available teaching resources.
  4. You may apply for admission to the Computer Information Systems major twice.
  5. You may repeat a course in the major only if you follow the policy on repeating courses . If you repeat a course, only the most recent grade counts for the GPA.
  6. Computer Information Systems and Math courses taken pass/fail do not count for the major.
  7. You may petition the department chair to accept coursework done at other institutions, but no more than one-half the Computer Information Systems credits applied to your major may be earned outside UW-Stevens Point. The department chair may allow exceptions.
  8. To maintain admitted status, you must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 in all courses taken at UW-Stevens Point that count for the Computer Information Systems major.
  9. If you do not maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 in all courses taken at UW-Stevens Point that count for the Computer Information Systems major, you will be placed on Computer Information Systems probation and will have one semester to restore your GPA. If you fail to do so, you will be dropped from the major and the only Computer Information Systems courses for which you will be allowed to register are those required to complete the Computer Information Systems minor.
  10. If you are not admitted to the Computer Information Systems major, the only Computer Information Systems courses for which you will be allowed to register are those required to complete the Computer Information Systems minor.
  11. Admission to Computer Information Systems classes may be limited in any semester and may be determined in part by your Computer Information Systems GPA.

Academic Standards for Computer Information Systems Minor

  1. To minor in Computer Information Systems, declare your intention no later than the first semester of your sophomore year.
  2. Have no more than one grade below C- in any Computer Information Systems course. If you repeat a course, the most recent grade counts. Computer Information Systems courses taken pass/fail do not count toward the minor.
  3. Have a minimum 2.25 GPA in all Computer Information Systems courses, regardless of any declaration of academic bankruptcy.
  4. You may petition the department for exceptions.

Data Analytics, B.S. 

In the data analytics major, you complete courses in computational and business analytics, as well as courses in basic mathematical techniques and graphic information systems. Upon completing the data analytics major, you will be prepared to work in data analytics and the business world.

Academic Standards and Admission Procedures for Human-Technology Interaction Major

  1. If you declare Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) as your major, you are a “premajor” until you apply and are accepted into the major. Applications are processed in September and February each year. You should apply no later than the second semester of your sophomore year. Exceptions may be granted.

  2. Before you can apply for admission to the Human-Technology Interaction major, you must complete CNMT 110 , CNMT 210 , WD 100 , and WD 201 . You must have a GPA in these courses of at least 2.5, including transfer credits, and regardless of any declaration of academic bankruptcy.

  3. You may apply for admission to the Human-Technology Interaction major twice.

  4. You may repeat a course in the major only if you follow the policy on repeating courses. If you repeat a course, only the most recent grade counts for the GPA.

  5. Computer Information Systems, Human-Technology Interaction, and Math courses taken pass/fail do not count for the major.

  6. You may petition the department chair to accept coursework done at other institutions, but no more than one-half the Human-Technology Interaction credits applied to your major may be earned outside UW-Stevens Point. The department chair may allow exceptions.

  7. To maintain admitted status, you must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 in all courses taken at UW-Stevens Point that count for the Human-Technology Interaction major.

  8. If you do not maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 in all courses taken at UW-Stevens Point that count for the Human-Technology Interaction major, you will be placed on Human-Technology Interaction probation and will have one semester to restore your GPA. If you fail to do so, you will be dropped from the major and the only Human-Technology Interaction courses for which you will be allowed to register are those required to complete the Human-Technology Interaction minor.

  9. If you are not admitted to the Human-Technology Interaction major, the only Human-Technology Interaction courses for which you will be allowed to register are those required to complete the Human-Technology Interaction minor.

Academic Standards and Admission Procedures for Human-Technology Interaction Major

  1. The HTI major is open to all university students.
  2. To declare a major in HTI, complete the appropriate form available in the Department of Computing and New Media Technologies office.

Test-Out and Credit-by-Exam Policy for Computer Information Systems

You may receive credit-by-exam if you have taken the APCS (Advanced Placement Computer Science) exam. If you have a score of 3 or higher, you will receive credit for CNMT 110 . If you have not taken the APCS exam but have significant programming experience, you may be placed into CIS 120  at the discretion of the department chair. If you receive a grade of B or higher in CIS 120 , you will then receive retroactive credit in CNMT 110 .

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