Information Systems Degree (BS) What is an Information Systems degree?

An Information Systems degree prepares students to analyze computing problems and design, implement, and evaluate solutions for technology in a business or commercial setting.  Students will learn computing theory, programming, computer architecture, as well as accounting, predictive analytics, and management principles for information systems management.

Jobs and Career Opportunities

The degree curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundational education in business, science, and the humanities. Preparation in both technical and management skills will prepare students for IS jobs in system administrator roles as well as a variety of technical fields. This degree is designed to keep up with companies’  expansion of computer IS operations, digital platforms, and their growing emphasis on cybersecurity.

Program Goals

Graduates of the program are expected within a few years of graduation to have:

  1. Established themselves as practicing IS professionals or engaged in advanced study in a related or complementary area.
  2. Engaged in professional development in order to remain current in the field for enhanced understanding of current issues in IS.
  3. Received positive recognition and reward for the productive application of their skills and knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

The program will seek to produce student learning outcomes that are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. We expect students to attain the following proficiencies by the time of graduation:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an IS environment.

Information Systems Degree Plan

Please see the semester schedule for a complete list of courses needed for the BS degree in IS, presented in an ideal, semester-by-semester schedule.

[PDF] Information Systems Degree Plan
View Suggested Term by Term Schedule: [PDF] IS Pathways
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