Information Systems (IS) is a great choice for your future and one that opens up many exciting opportunities in the new digital economy. By studying IS, you learn invaluable business skills and leading edge technologies, thereby allowing you to stay abreast of the latest technological advances. When you study IS, you will explore the direct application of software design and development to the business domain. Moreover, studying IS involves learning to: identify the needs of an individual or organization, design and develop systems to meet those requirements, and deploy these systems to solve real-world problems. IS is the study of computer hardware and software that people, organizations, and businesses use to collect, create, process, and distribute data. Through an education in IS you will learn both business and computer science.
Admission to the Computer Science or Information Systems programs takes place upon the completion of MATH 110 with a university GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Transfer equivalencies from ABET accredited programs (http://abet.org) or equivalent will be considered. We also accept transfer from non-accredited programs for the courses that do not fall under the prefixes CSIS.
The IS program prepares students to:
- Apply the knowledge of the IS discipline to succeed in productive careers in Information Systems, by demonstrating leadership and ability to grow professionally in competence; and/or pursue and successfully complete advanced degrees.
- Apply the skills of the IS discipline, which exhibit critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork to meet different stakeholders objectives.
- Communicate and work effectively with professionals from different areas of specialization.
- Function ethically and responsibly in the profession and society.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems will have an ability to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.