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Major in Information Systems

Information technology and systems have become an integral part of any business environment. In some cases, information systems are the key component to a business’s survival. As a graduate with a major in information systems, you will carry with you a skill set that includes system design, database and web design, performance evaluation and managerial and organizational knowledge that is necessary to manage the custom information systems used by businesses and clients throughout the global marketplace.

This avenue of study is ideal for students who wish to pursue careers involving business applications for information technology. The major combines course work from the computer science, information systems, mathematics, and business departments, and leads to a bachelor of science degree with a major in information systems. Students pursuing the information systems major are encouraged to consider enhancing their knowledge with a minor in business administration.

Requirements for the Major
A student majoring in information systems must take CS 220 Computer Science I, plus the computer science, information systems, math and business courses listed below.

Computer Science Courses
CS 205 LINUX (.50 credit)
CS 315 Web Design and Programming
CS 360 Computer Network Systems
CS 440 Web-Based Applications

Information Systems Courses
IS 224 Visual BASIC Programming Language
IS 380 Decision Support Systems
IS 423 Database Management Systems
IS 424 Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design
IS 425 Management Information Systems

Math Courses
MTH 151 Calculus I or MTH 162 Analysis for the Business and Social Sciences and MTH 345 Elementary Statistics

Business Courses
BUS 263 Accounting and Financial Management for Non-Business Majors (required)
In addition, one of the following business courses is also required: BUS 230, BUS 250

Recommended Electives
CS 318 Object Oriented Design and Programming Using C++
MTH 152 Calculus II
MTH 311 Introduction to Mathematical and Computer-Based Modeling
We recommend that students take CS 255 to gain a thorough background in a programming language.

Sample Four-Year Curriculum
The following sample curriculum can be used as a guide in the selection of courses.

Fall Term
CS 220
MTH 151 or 162
Two Integrated Curriculum requirements

Spring Term
IS 224
BUS 263
MTH 345
One Integrated Curriculum requirement

Fall Term
BUS 250
Integrated Curriculum requirements

Spring Term
CS 205 (.50 course)
CS 315
Integrated Curriculum requirements

Fall Term
2nd business course
Integrated Curriculum requirements or electives

Spring Term
IS 423
CS 360
CS 440
Integrated Curriculum requirements or electives

Fall Term
IS 380
Two electives

Spring Term
IS 424
IS 425

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