Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog Program: Information Science and Systems, B.S. (R, A, L) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Information Science and Systems, B.S. (R, A, L)

 

  • Information Systems and Security Management
  • Information Systems and Decision Analytics

The Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Systems provides a foundation in information technology combined with courses from other areas to prepare students to work for companies managing their technology resources.  Students must choose from at least one of the two concentrations in the major; Information Systems and Security Management or Information Systems and Decision Analytics.

REAL Curriculum

This major fulfills the R, A, and L areas of the REAL Curriculum. Students fulfill the R area through classes though the skills and knowledge gained in a calculus class, a programming class and a business analytics and decision making course.

Students fulfill the L area through classes developing and reflecting on their professional skills, experience and abilities in a number of classes teaching skills in area such as networks, web site development, databases and information systems design and development.

Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the E area to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.

REAL Foundational Requirements

Foundational Writing (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 111 - Principles of College Composition (GE)

Foundational Math (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MATH 100 - Quantitative Reasoning (GE)
MATH 121 - Math Content for Teachers I (GE)
MATH 125 - Precalculus I (GE) (Recommended for this major due to required course prerequisites. Requirement may be fulfilled through placement testing.)

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Information Science and Systems major includes 10-18 general education credits.

Major Requirements (76-79 credits)

B.S. Requirement (6 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MGNT 333 - Business Analytics and Information Systems
MGNT 357 - Operations and Information Systems Management

Required Courses (61-64 credits)

Information Systems Core Requirements:

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ITEC 120 - Principles of Computer Science I (GE) 1

or

ITEC 118 - Principles of Programming I (GE) and
ITEC 119 - Principles of Programming II (GE)
ITEC 220 - Principles of Computer Science II (GE) 1

or

ITEC 315 - Graphical User Interface Design and Implementation 1 1
ITEC 281 - Data Management and Analysis with Spreadsheets (GE)
ITEC 340 - Database I

or

ITEC 304 - Database from the Manager’s Perspective
ITEC 345 - Introduction to Information Security 1
ITEC 350 - Introduction to Computer Networking

or

ITEC 205 - Data Communications and Networking
ITEC 369 - Systems Analysis and Design

or

ITEC 370 - Software Engineering I
ITEC 395 - Information Technology Project Management
ITEC 495 - Information Systems Capstone

or

MGNT 457 - Technology and Innovation Management
Note(s):

1 - A grade of “C” or better is required in these courses for all information systems majors.

Additional Major Requirements:

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ACTG 211 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (GE)
ACTG 212 - Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
BLAW 203 - Legal Environment of Business (GE)
ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (GE)
ECON 106 - Principles of Microeconomics (GE)
ECON 340 - Global Economy and Business
FINC 331 - Introduction to Business Finance
MGNT 322 - Organizational Behavior (GE)
MKTG 340 - Principles of Marketing (GE)
MGNT 428 - Business Strategy
STAT 200 - Introduction to Statistics (GE)

Students must choose one of two concentrations from the following list:

Information Systems and Decision Analytics or Information Systems Security Management.  See below for specific concentration requirements.

Concentrations

Information Systems and Security Management

In addition to the Core Curriculum, Information Systems Core, Additional Requirements, B.S. requirements, and electives, students in the Information Systems and Security Management Concentration are required to complete the following:

Required Courses (9 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ITEC 466 - Information Assurance Management
CRJU 412 - Security Administration and Crime Prevention
ITEC 455 - Applied Cryptography and Network Security

Information Systems and Decision Analytics Concentration

In addition to the Core Curriculum, Information Systems Core, Additional Requirements, B.S. requirements, and electives, students in the Information Systems and Decision Analytics Concentration are required to complete the following:

Required Courses (9 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ITEC 375 - Data Science
ITEC 485 - Decision Support Systems
MGNT 430 - Winning Decisions with Analytics

or

MKTG 450 - Marketing Analytics

Additional Degree Requirements

All majors require a minimum 2.0 GPA in the major in order to be eligible for graduation. The major GPA for all concentrations is calculated using all courses required for the Information Systems Core Requirements, Additional Requirements and courses taken for the concentration(s) selected.  Courses may require a “C” or better in the prerequisite. (See “Course Descriptions” section).

Open Credit Hours (41-44 credits)

These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements, including Foundational Writing and Foundational Math.

Total Credit Hours Needed for Degree 120

Notes: