University Bulletin 2017-2018

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Information Systems (BS)

Information Systems (BS) Course Title   Credit Hours
Information Systems Core Courses - Forty-four (41) credit hours, with a minimum grade of "C" in each course, are required as follows: 41
CA 275 Small Group Discussion 3 hrs  
CIS 115 Beginning Programming 4 hrs  
ISC 245 Info Systems in Organizations  3 hrs  
ISC 272 Systems Architecture  3 hrs  
ISC 285  Intermediate Programming 3 hrs  
CIS 300 Information Technology in Society 1 hr  
CIS 321 Data Communications and Networking 3 hrs  
CIS 324 Database Design, Development, and Management 3 hrs  
ISC 360 Info Systems Analysis and Design (W) 3 hrs  
ISC 361 Database for Info Systems 3 hrs  
EH 372 OR
EH 373
Technical Writing (W) or
Writing in the Professions (W)
3 hrs  
ISC 462 Information Systems Strategy and Policy 3 hrs  
ISC 475 Information Systems Project Management 3 hrs  
CIS 497 Senior Capstone Experience (W) 3 hrs  
CIS 498 CIS Senior Seminar 0 hrs  
Information Systems Environment - Fifteen (15) credit hours, with a minimum grade of "C" in each course, are required as follows:  15
ACC 211  Accounting Principles 3 hrs  
ECO 215  Principles of Microeconomics 3 hrs  
MGT 300  Management Theory & Practice 3 hrs  
Six (6) credit hours of 200 level or higher courses from Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing. 6 hrs
Information Systems Electives - Twelve (12) credit hours of approved electives, with a minimum grade of "C" in each course, are required. 12
Department of Information Systems and Technology Staff 
Professor, Information Systems Coordinator, and Department Chair Dr. Jeffrey P. Landry

Computer-based information systems have become a critical part of products, services, and management of organizations. The Information Systems discipline centers on the development of systems that will improve the performance of people in organizations. Information systems are vital to problem identification, analysis, and decision making at all levels of management. Information Systems professionals must analyze the evolving role of information and organizational processes. Their work includes the design, implementation and maintenance of the information systems that form the backbone of today's global economy. Information Systems professionals distinguish themselves by integrating technology into business. Information Systems graduates pursue professional careers as application developers, database analysts, business analysts and into managerial positions. The combination of business, technical, and interpersonal skills are what recruiters demand of Information Systems professionals.