Information systems are the main engine of business organizations across a great variety of sectors. The field focuses on the practical applications of technology that support virtually all organizations. This program teaches students how to analyze and solve complicated problems, think logically, and be prepared for highly demanded positions in all industries.
Careers in Information Systems include Application and Data Analysis and Development, Database Administration, Information Systems Management, System Analysis and Development, IT Consultancy and Technical Support, Web Content Management, and more. No matter which career path they choose to follow, graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce and work in any industry.
SALARY / POTENTIAL EARNINGS
The average starting salary for computer and information sciences is $72,677*. The median pay for computer science majors is 103,560 per year and 10 years projection growth is 24% which is higher than the average. **
* NACE: First Destinations for The College Class of 2017 survey
** U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The B.S. Program in Information Systems is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The mission of the Information Systems program is to produce graduates who demonstrate technical proficiency and those essential business skills necessary to successfully perform in various information technology environments.
Program Educational Objectives
The Information Systems program will produce leaders who, within three to five years of graduation, will
- [Leadership] engage and provide leadership in managing information systems to confront the ever-changing environment of business organization;
- [Character] apply and communicate information systems knowledge and practice effectively and professionally and engage in lifelong learning experiences; and
- [Service] demonstrate ethical decision-making and a commitment to service to society and to the Information Systems profession.
Graduates of the information systems program will have 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 information systems program;
- 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 information systems program;
- Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.
Academic Year Annual Student Enrollment Graduation Data
2019 17 11
2018 19 3
2017 16 2
2016 14 9
This degree program requires a minimum of 122 semester hours for completion.
- CSC230 Computer Programming I
- CSC330 Computer Programming II
- CSC333 Systems Analysis & Design
- CSC341 Computer Organization
- CSC345 Web Technology
- CSC360 Computer Operating Systems
- CSC375 Network and Data Communication
- CSC483 Database Concepts and Design
- CSC490 Computer Ethics
- CSC493 Computer Security
- CSC355 Web Programming & Design I
- CSC445 Management Information Systems
- CSC491 Applied Analytics
- CSC494 Software Project Development
- CSC460 Senior Project (Capstone Course)
- Advanced Computer Electives (9)
- MAT200 Applied Calculus
- MAT205 Probability and Statistics
- Laboratory Sciences
- Scientific Inquiry
- ACC211 Principles of Accounting I
- ACC212 Principles of Accounting II
- BUS211 Principles of Management
- ECO202 Micro-Economics
- FIN301 Principles of Finance
- MAR301 Principles of Marketing