Category Archives: reminders

New Course offered in Cloud Architecture with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Spring 2019

If you are looking for an exciting INFS elective for Spring 2019, consider taking a new course in cloud architecture using Amazon Web Services (AWS).  INFS4460/INFS7460 Cloud Computing & Amazon Web Services is available now in the list of courses for Spring 2019.  (Prerequisite: INFS3230 Network Technology or INFS3231 Network Technology N+)AWS_Course_Flyer

Top Secret Colonials Buffalo Wild Wings Night

The Top Secret Colonials are hosting an event at Buffalo Wild Wings on Tuesday, October 10th, from 4PM until close. During this time, Buffalo Wild Wings will automatically donate 10% of all net sales to the Top Secret Colonials. Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 480 Home Dr. in Robinson. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Buffalo Wild Wings Flyer (PDF)

Buffalo Wild Wings Flyer

TSC Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

Top Secret Colonials will be having a fundraiser at Blaze Pizza on Monday, April 3rd. The fundraiser will take place between 4 pm and 9 pm. In order to be involved with the fundraiser, all you have to do is bring the flyer (posted below) or show it on your phone before paying. Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of proceeds to the Top Secret Colonials.

Blaze Pizza is located in Settlers Ridge at 290 Settlers Ridge Center Drive in Robinson Township. For more information about the event, see the flyer below.

Kids_4-UP fund raiser flyer 04-03-17 event

CIS Student Advising Day

Come to the CIS Student Advising Day so that you can be cleared to register for Fall 2017 classes.  It will be held in the Wheatley Atrium on Wednesday, March 22nd from 4-6pm. CIS faculty will be available to assist you with scheduling.  As always, you can also contact your academic advisor for a private one-on-one meeting if you prefer.

Free pizza will be provided at this event!

TSC Chipotle Fundraiser

The Top Secret Colonials will be having a fundraiser at the Chipotle at 310 McHolme Drive in Pittsburgh (Robinson) on Monday, February 13th. The fundraiser will take place between 4pm and 9pm. All you have to do is either bring the flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier that you’re supporting the Top Secret Colonials. 50% of the proceeds will go to Top Secret Colonials. The flyer is linked below with more information.

TSC Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer

HM Health Solutions – Project: Future

HM Health Solutions will be hosting Project: Future, an on-site recruiting event, on October 14, 2016, from 9:00am to 3:30pm. The event will take place at HM Health Solutions Headquarters in Downtown Pittsburgh. This is a great opportunity for students to gain a deeper knowledge of the company’s cloud technology, network with hiring managers and executives, and learn about the benefits of working for HM Health Solutions.

HM Health Solutions is looking for students that are interested in the following:

  • Client Counseling
  • Application Development
  • Project Management / Business Analysis
  • Information Technology

Students should be undergraduate (juniors and seniors only) or graduate level. Students can apply by sending their resume to Students must apply by October 6th. All attendees will receive a special invitation on October 7th.

Visit for more information.

The Integrated Program

The integrated program allows for students to earn both a bachelors and masters degree in any computer related programs offered by Robert Morris.  The program requires about 150 credits for most students.  Any interested students can apply for the program, including current undergrad students, incoming freshman, and transfer students.  Students can pursue one of five masters degrees, choosing from the following:

  • Master of Science in Data Analytics (MS-DTAN)
  •  Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MS-ISA)
  • Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM)
  • Master of Science in Information Technology Project Management (MS-ITPM)
  • Master of Science in Internet Information Systems (MS-ISS)

Each Degree has a different set of prerequisite programs with a foundation in business and information technology.  The specific program prerequisites can be viewed here. Each degree requires 27 credits in graduate classes, of which the requirements can be viewed here.  Most of these required courses fall into the INFS category of classes, and a few fall into the COIS category.

To apply for the integrated program as a current student, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Minimum cumulative QPA of 2.8
  2. Minimum major QPA of 3.0
  3. Minimum QPA of 3.0 for computing courses
  4. Applied 87-108 credits towards bachelor’s degree with at least 18 credits earned at RMU

To apply to the program as an incoming freshman student, the following requirements must be met:

  1. A minimum score of 1100 on the SAT exam and a minimum 3.0 high school QPA
    – or –
  2. An aggregate score of at least 1700 using the following formula:

Aggregate score = SAT score + (200 x high school QPA)

To apply to the program as a transfer student, the following requirements must be met:

  1. If transferring from a school with a specific articulation agreement: a minimum 3.0 high school QPA
    – or –
  2. If transferring from a school without a specific articulation agreement: same requirements as current RMU students (above).


Once students submit the enrollment agreement to enter the integrated program, they will be placed on the University’s blended tuition rate. This rate is a hybrid of the current per-credit rates of undergraduate and graduate tuition. Students should recognize that they are saving the cost of tuition for one undergraduate and one graduate course by completing the integrated program.

The application process varies depending on what you are applying to the program as, be it current student, future student, or transfer student.  The following however are required of all those applying to the program:

  1. A completed program application
  2. Two letters of recommendation (At least one from a university professor, or high school teacher)
  3. A current resume or vita

For more information on available financial aid, the graduation process, or the integrated program itself, visit the webpage here.  More information on the graduate programs and degrees can be found on the RMU website under the academics section.

If you have any questions that were not answered by either this article or the webpage, then you can contact John C. Turchek with the following information:

John C. Turchek M.Ed., M.S.
Department Head, Computer and
Information Systems
Computer and Information Systems
412-397-6434 Phone
Wheatley Center 309
Moon Campus

Registration for Fall 2016 Semester begins April 12

Just a reminder that registration for the Fall 2016 Semester will begin on April 12.  Your individual registration date and time can be found if you login to Sentry Secured Services on the RMU web site and look under Registration Status.  You need to meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss scheduling before you will be able to register online!  Make sure to find out your registration date and plan ahead.

Also, remember that a Course Planner is provided as part of the CIS Blog.  This planner indicates the semesters in which courses have been offered in the past.  It is not a guarantee for future schedules, but it can be helpful as you plan ahead for future semesters to know when courses are typically offered.