Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

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


 


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 Math (3 credits)


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)


Required Courses (61-64 credits)


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:

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:

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