Jun 25, 2022
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Systems must complete the department core requirements listed above. Students must choose from at least one of the concentrations within the major: Information Systems or Web Development. The Information Systems concentration is designed to provide graduates with a background in both information technology and business so that graduates can pursue a variety of career opportunities applying, managing, and supporting information technology within profit and non-profit organizations. The Web Development concentration prepares students in all aspects of website design, development, integration, security, and maintenance.
Core Curriculum Requirements
Some major requirements meet Core Curriculum requirements and students are advised to take them as part of their Core Curriculum requirements. All students in the Information Technology Department are required to take a Natural Science course to fulfill the College Core B Mathematical or Natural Science requirement.
Department Core Requirements (18 credits)
All students in the department are required to complete the following core requirements:
Information Technology 18
* a grade of “C” or better is required in these courses for all department majors.
Major Core Requirements (15 credits)
* This course has been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Social and Behavioral Sciences or U.S. Perspectives.
Students must choose one of two concentrations from the following list:
Information Systems and Web Development. See below for specific concentration requirements.
B.S. Requirement (6-7 credits)
The remaining hours chosen from the following:
Students should consult with their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 semester hours required for graduation.
Total Credit Hours Needed for Degree 120
Major GPA Requirement
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 MATH, STAT, ITEC, MGNT, FINC, BLAW, MKTG, ACTG, and ECON courses applied toward the major, excluding courses used to fulfill the B.S. requirements. Many courses require a “C” or better in the prerequisite. (See “Course Descriptions” section).
Information Systems Concentration
In addition to the Core Curriculum, Department Core, Major Core, B.S. requirements, and electives, students in the Information Systems Concentration are required to complete the following:
General Requirements (9 credits)
*This course has been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Mathematical Sciences.
**This course has been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Social and Behavioral Sciences or U.S. Perspectives.
Information Systems (27 credits)
Web Development Concentration
In addition to the Core Curriculum, Department Core, Major Core, B.S. requirements, and electives, students in the Web Development Concentration are required to complete the following:
General Requirements (6 credits)
Information Technology (20 credits)
Media Studies (3 credits)