The Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems (IS) prepares the student for a career using information technology and the computer as tools to solve business problems and to provide organizations with strategic advantages in business operation.
Graduates of the IS program will have a firm foundation in business and technology and an understanding of the way technology helps accomplish applicable goals and objectives.
The IS major prepares students for possible careers as technical support specialists, computer operators, database administrators, database programmers, system analysts, software engineers, web programmers, network administrators, and multimedia specialists.
The mission of the IS program is to produce graduates who demonstrate technical proficiency and those essential business skills necessary to successfully perform in various information systems environments.
Program Educational Objectives
The Information Systems program will produce leaders, who, within three to five years after graduation will
- Engage and provide leadership in managing information systems to confront the ever-changing environment of business organization;
- Apply and communicate information systems knowledge and practice effectively and professionally;
- Engage in lifelong learning experiences; and
- Demonstrate strong ethical decision-making and a commitment to service to society and 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.
This degree program requires a minimum of 122 semester hours for completion.