The major in information systems prepares students to analyze and design systems that enable businesses and organizations to make effective and efficient use of today’s most valuable resource: information. What information is needed, who needs it, and how to distribute and manage it are key elements in achieving an organization’s strategic goals.

The field of information systems has expanded tremendously in its focus during the past decade. With the rise of the internet, it is no longer sufficient to prepare only for traditional business and organizational needs such as payroll. Applications that formerly required trained specialists are now self-service operations, mediated by the internet (e.g., airline reservations). In this climate of accelerated change, social and ubiquitous computing, and 24/7 access, the information systems major must be well-rounded with a thorough grounding in computer science. In addition, the IS major must be able to interact with people and understand the way organizations behave. Without these technical and organizational skills, it is not possible to analyze and design information systems.

Degree studies requirements are those of the Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to requiring the successful completion of the liberal learning curriculum, the Information Systems major requires the successful completion, a grade of C- or better, of all courses in the major.

  • CPEN 371W;
  • CPSC 125, 150/150L-250/250L;
  • MATH 140;
  • PHYS 151/151L- 152/152L or PHYS 201/201L-202/202L;
  • MATH 235 or 260;
  • MATH 125 or PHYS 341;
  • ENGR 213;
  • ACCT 201 and ECON 201;
  • BUSN 201
  • PSYC 303;
  • CPSC 215, 270 CPSC 350-351, 430, 440;
  • Select four (at least two at the 300 level or higher): CPSC 216, 335, 336, 360, 425, 427, 428, 446, 485, 495, and any CPSC 500 level course with advisor’s permission; PSYC 201, 202, 303, 313; BUSN* 311, 323, 370 or 371; ACCT 202, ECON 202; with courses numbered 495 and above used no more than twice.
  • CPSC 445 (3 credit Capstone course)

* The prerequisites for 300-level business courses include successful completion of the following courses with a C or better: ENGL 123, ULLC 223, ACCT 201-202, ECON 201, ECON 202, BUSN 201, MATH 125, MATH 135 or 140, CPSC 110 or a passing grade on the CPSC 215 readiness exam.

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