The goal of the Information Systems Studies concentration is to prepare individuals for positions that use information technology to develop computer-based systems that support organizations.
These positions involve the use of information technology to acquire, organize and communicate data; coordinate processes; and make decisions. Our graduates will be broadly educated and able to address business, technical, societal and ethical dimensions of information systems and should have an awareness of the importance of professional and personal integrity, cultural awareness and ethical behavior in their careers.Let's Get Started!
- One of the following:3 credits
Introduction to Information Systems* or Introduction to Information Technology*
- One of the following Logic courses*:3 credits
Programming Logic, Philosophical Logic, Digital Logic, Mathematical Logic
- Introductory Statistics*3 credits
- ITE 430: Database Management and Design3 credits
- ITE 330: Systems Analysis and Design3 credits
- Two of the following:6 credits
ITE 225: Computer Organization, ITE 220: Computer Networking, ITE 410: Software Engineering
- One or more of the following business or organizational related courses:3 credits
Management, Marketing, Finance, Strategic Processes
- Electives in Information Systems9 credits
- ITE 499: Capstone3 credits
- Total36 credits
*Will not satisfy part of the upper level requirements in the concentration. If there is a 2-course sequence required, the second one will count towards the concentration, the first one is an elective.
Note: The 15 upper-division credits in a computer-related concentration, including the individualized studies concentration, must be less than ten (10) years old at the time of matriculation unless the student is employed in the computer field or has been actively pursuing formal or informal studies in the computer field. However, older courses may be used as free electives in the overall degree program.
Students who graduate with a concentration in Information Systems will be able to:
- collect, analyze and interpret information which includes:
- being able to use current software applications of the computer; and
- collecting, analyzing, interpreting and reporting numerical and graphical data;
- design and implement computer information systems programs;
- know the theoretical and logical understanding of computer architecture and operation, and be able
- to evaluate and select appropriate computing and related telecommunication technologies to satisfy needs and solve problems in a global economy; and
- to acquire technological competencies for future developments;
- understand and apply the functions and operations of an organization, including accounting, management, marketing, finance, and other related faculty-approved business or organizational content;
- explain how the historical development, current status, and future trends of computing will help them adapt to rapid changes in computer technology;
- explain how computing technology impacts the social, psychological, ethical, political, economic, and environmental arenas;
- work effectively with others on teams; and
- explain how information technology supports a global economy by helping to overcome cultural, national and diversity issues.
Bachelor’s degree holders make $1 million more on average over their lifetime compared to their peers who have only a high school degree.*
Employees with a bachelor’s degree now make up 57 percent of total wages earned. **
99 percent of jobs created since the recession (December 2007 - June 2009) went to individuals with at least some postsecondary education.**
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