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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Information Systems (BS)

Program Educational Goals:

The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems is to produce graduates with a strong foundation in computer science fundamentals, as well as an understanding of how technology is used to solve problems in business. Graduates will also have a basic understanding of business principles, including accounting, finance, marketing, project management, and organizational behavior.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in a business or professional setting using appropriate presentation skills, audience analysis, and organizational principles
  • Use knowledge of the social, legal, ethical, and cultural issues inherent in the discipline of computing to guide decisions in real-world situations
  • Design computational solutions to real-world problems and encode these using a variety of programming languages and paradigms
  • Analyze algorithm complexity and its effects on computational solutions
  • Apply an understanding of network technologies used in business environments to implement, maintain, and administer information technology infrastructure
  • Describe and employ common software engineering practices, including team programming, design patterns, and tools
  • Implement and maintain databases on modern database management systems, while paying attention to issues of security, integrity, and concurrency
  • Develop and manage systems analysis and design projects
  • Apply the principles of accounting, including managerial accounting
  • Analyze problems faced by operations managers including scheduling, process design, inventory management, and quality control
  • Apply knowledge of organizational behavior and the concepts relevant to individual differences, attitudes, motivation, teams, leadership, power, and organizational culture to the challenges of management
  • Apply project management techniques in the context of developing business solutions.

University Requirements:

College Requirements:

  • The College of Engineering requires nine additional breadth credits (21 credits total including the University Breadth requirements) (minimum grade of C-).
    • These nine credits may be selected in any combination from the University Breadth Requirements  list and the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement List  in any category except Math, Natural Sciences and Technology.
    • Of the 21 credits, six credits must be at the Upper Level, defined as:
      • any 300-level or higher course on the University Breadth Requirement list (excluding Math, Natural Sciences and Technology courses).
      • any 300-level or higher course on the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement list (excluding Math, Natural Sciences and Technology courses).
      • any foreign language instruction course at the 107 level or higher as designated on the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement list (some courses above the 107 level do NOT count toward this requirement because they are taught in English).
    • A maximum of two courses (six credits) can be taken from the Career and Professional Preparation sub-section of the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement list to satisfy the College of Engineering additional breadth requirement.
    • Of the 21 credits, three credits may be used to satisfy the University Multicultural Requirement (recommended for timely progress toward degree completion).
    • With few exceptions, students may not use courses from their major to satisfy Breadth Requirement coursework.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Courses taken from the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement list can ONLY count toward the additional nine credits of breadth the College of Engineering requires for its majors. They CANNOT count for University Breadth.

Academic Standards

Students pursuing any engineering major (except Computer Science or Information Systems) must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in all coursework that counts toward the Engineering Grade Point Average as seen on the degree audit. This coursework generally consists of engineering, mathematics, and science courses used to fulfill graduation requirements. The college adheres to the university grade forgiveness policy. Outside of the timeframe specified in that policy, if a course is repeated, only the last grade will be used to compute the Engineering Grade Point Average. Credit from courses taken pass/fail cannot be used to complete any engineering degree requirement, unless the course is only offered pass/fail in the engineering curriculum.

Major Requirements:


Because of their very nature, CISC Experimental Courses (CISC courses with an x67 number) must be approved beforehand by the CIS Undergraduate Committee before being accepted toward the two elective course requirement.


After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

Credits to Total a Minimum of 124

Last Revised for 2022-2023 Academic Year