Information Systems Degree
The program of study in information systems (IS) is designed to prepare students to be business-oriented, technically proficient IS professionals who can perform and eventually lead systems analysis, systems development and technology management activities, using state-of-the-art, web-based and traditional software tools and design methodologies.
Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to analyze and understand business problems and apply information technology to help solve these problems. Students will learn how to analyze client needs, define systems to meet these needs, develop applications, manage operations and act as technical intermediaries between management and other technical staff. Courses require extensive hands-on projects, teamwork and use of high-end technology in labs. People attracted to IS enjoy solving puzzles, being involved in creative tasks, are comfortable around technology and like change. Skills required for success in IS are analytical thinking, good oral and written communication and teamwork. IS professionals often deal with a number of tasks simultaneously, consequently the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to details is important.
Information Systems Specialization
Students in the information systems curriculum take a common body of INFO courses beyond the School of Business core. In addition, four elective courses allow students to tailor their studies to a particular area of interest. Study within the information systems area is broken into an infrastructure option or an applications option. Students can focus on two areas of emphasis within each of these option areas.
|One Programming Language (depending on interest) ||3 |
|INFO 3560 Database Systems ||3 |
|INFO 3700 Data Communication ||3 |
|INFO 4800 Project Management ||3 |
|INFO Electives ||12 |
|Total Hours ||24 |