Undergraduate Information Systems Major
Information systems is the area of computer science that focuses on analyzing the information needs of organizations and devising IT solutions that meet cost requirements and promote strategic goals. Students in this major learn about current and emerging information systems while developing the communication skills that allow them to work collaboratively. They are prepared to work in a variety of technology-related jobs in business, nonprofit and educational settings.
Graduates will be prepared to:
- Communicate information systems solutions clearly and effectively
- Recognize and analyze business problems and opportunities
- Apply systems development methodologies
- Propose information systems-based solutions that are technically sound, economically feasible, and organizationally viable
- Collaborate to participate in or manage complex information-based business projects
- CIS 212 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
- CIS 314 Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming
- 9 300-level CIS courses
- CIS 394 Software Project Management or
ORG BEH 368 Project Management
- MATH 202 Finite Mathematics
- STAT 202 Introduction to Statistics
The information systems major draws many individuals who are already working in information technology. Instructors for all courses are working professionals; their practical knowledge shapes the classroom experience. Students acquire substantial technical skills in databases, systems analysis and design, web development, programming, information security, business process modeling, enterprise software development, telecommunications and human-computer interaction, and build problem-solving skills through project-based courses.