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Information Systems (B.S.)

The Information Science degree focuses on using technology as a tool to manage information in a variety of contexts. The program includes a core of courses focusing on business programming, e-commerce technology, systems analysis and design, operating systems concepts, database management systems, networks and data communication, and project management.

In addition to completing the core requirements, students choose a concentration area within information systems (e-commerce, web design, business information systems, or general) which includes coursework outside the department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Major Requirements

All courses that are applied to the major must be completed with a grade of C minus or higher.

  • IS 120 A+ (3 CH)
  • IS 260 Networking + (3 CH)
  • IS 320 Conflict Management (3 CH)
  • CIS 189 Java Programming (4 CH)
  • CIS 111 Word Processing Applications (1 CH)
  • CIS 112 Spreadsheet Applications (1 CH)
  • CIS 113 Data Management Applications (1 CH)
  • CSCI 319 Database Management (4 CH)

Complete the requirements for one of the following concentrations:

E-Commerce

  • CIS 201 E-Commerce (3 CH)
  • CSCI 139 Web Design and Development (3 CH)
  • CIS 129 Fundamentals of Info. Systems (3 CH)
  • CIS 241 Project Management (3 CH)
  • CSCI 331 Web Programming (4 CH)
  • CSCI 351 Information Security and Forensics (3 CH)
  • Elective BADM courses (15 CH)
  • Elective CSCI/CIS/IS/BADM/ACCT courses (6 CH)

Web Development

  • CSCI 139 Web Design (3 CH)
  • CSCI 331 Web Programming (3 CH)
  • CIS 201 E-Commerce (3 CH)
  • CSCI 431 Web Portfolio (3 CH)
  • IS 140 Graphics Applications (3 CH)
  • BADM 324 Advertising (3 CH)
  • CSCI 169 Data Structures (4 CH) or additional programming language
  • CSCI 498 Cooperative Education (3 CH)
  • Elective CSCI/CIS courses (9 CH)

Business Information Systems

  • CIS 129 Fundamentals of Info. Systems (3 CH)
  • CIS 469 Systems Analysis (3 CH)
  • CSCI 427 Operating Systems (3 CH)
  • CIS 114 Presentation Applications (1 CH)
  • CIS 241 Project Management (3 CH)
  • General Electives (15 CH)
  • Elective CSCI/CIS/IS/BADM/ACCT courses (6 CH)

General Concentration

  • CIS 129 Fundamentals of Info. Systems (3 CH)
  • CSCI 351 Info. Sys. Security and Forensics (3 CH)
  • CSCI 169 Data Structures (4 CH) or additional programming language
  • CSCI 139 Web Design (3 CH)
  • CSCI 427 Operating Systems (3 CH)
  • CSCI 369 Design & Analysis of Algorithms (3 CH)
  • MATH 221 Discrete Mathematical Structures (3 CH)
  • CSCI 331 Web Programming (3 CH)
  • Elective CSCI/CIS/IS courses (12 CH)
  • CIS 114 Presentation Applications (1 CH)