Major in Information Systems (B.Sc)

The Information Systems program provides students with a solid foundation in information technology principles and practice. The emphasis is on applications of information technology rather than the computer and/or computing mechanisms per se. The core courses for the information systems major include programming, computer architecture, operating systems, data communication, systems analysis and design, database applications, and project management.  Students also take courses in statistics, operations management, IT organizations and financial systems.  The Information Systems program also provides opportunity for students to combine their technical IT courses with general business course requirements from the School of Business and Entrepreneurship.
 
Each graduate of the program should be able to analyze, design and implement high quality software solutions to “real life” problems; orally present developed software projects; develop software solutions completely observing professional; and engineering/cultural ethical obligations; function effectively in team-oriented cooperative work; pursue independent continuous learning; and have a solid background in basic IS Knowledge.
 
There are five (5) main concentration areas in the Information Systems major: Applied Networking, Database and Web Database, Information Security and Assurance, Management Information Systems and Software Applications Development
 
Students may also decide to pursue a general B.Sc. degree in Information Systems with no concentration by selecting appropriate courses of interest from the concentration areas. The major is designed to prepare students for professional careers in the discipline of Information Systems/Technology. Through required and elective courses and a concentration, students will be prepared for career positions such as:

  • Application Programmers
  • Systems Analysts
  • Software Analysts
  • Network Analysts
  • Information Security Professionals
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Project Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • Application Support Specialist
  • Network Integration Specialist
  • Client/Server Analysts
  • Project Technologist

The curriculum prepares students for top notch graduate study in IT, business and other related fields. The ubiquitous nature of computing in everyday life and other professions means that graduates of our IS program can also pursue careers in other application areas needing computing skills. Some examples include: using technology to connect rural communities, social networking, financial computing, etc.

IS graduates may also opt to further their studies, in which case they can pursue graduate studies (Masters & PhDs) in Information Systems, Information Technology, Bio-Informatics or business related areas.


In addition to the General Education requirements, Information Systems majors are required to successfully complete the courses listed below:

CIE101: Programming Logic & Design (3)
CIE 105: Principles of Programming I (3)
CIE 106: Principles of Programming II (3)
CIE 231: Introductionto Databases, Web Technologies and Applications (3)
CIE 302: Principles of Operating: Systems (3)
CIE 321: Information Technology ProjectManagement (3)
CIE 333: Data & Computer Communications (3)
INF 102: Software Applications (3)
INF 201: Principles of Information Systems (3)*
INF 206: Information Technology System Hardware and Software (3)
INF 260: Systems Analysis and Design (3)
INF 351: Information Security and Auditing (3)
INF 341: Enterprise Integration (3)
INF 361: Process Modeling and Solution: Blueprinting (3)
INF 402: Information Technology for Development (3)
INF 490: Intro to Business Dynamics (3)
INF 491: Senior Design Project (3)
SEN 406: Technical Report Writing (3)
MGT 201: Fundamentals of Management (3)
STA 101: Introduction to Statistics (3)
QBA 202: Operations Management (3)
MAT 112: Pre-Calculus (3)* (formerly MAT 120)
MAT210: Calculus I (3)* (formerly MAT 121)
STA 301: Probability& Statistics (3)
PHY 131: College Physics I (4)*
PHY 132: College Physics II (4)*
ECO 101: Introduction to Economics (3)*
 
*These courses can be used to satisfy both major and general education requirements. Prerequisites are strictly enforced.

 
Information Systems Concentration Areas

Information Systems students are required to complete nine (9) credit hours in one of the four (4) concentration areas of the majors listed below. Students can also elect to declare their concentration area as 'Generic' and complete nine (9) credits from any of the concentrations listed below. A student's concentration area will be indicated their diploma.  The concentration areas are as follows:
 

Applied Networking   
INF 472: LAN Administration (3)
INF 474: Internetworking and TCP/IP (3)
INF 450: Advanced Programming (3)
INF 461: Information Systems Planning (3)
Software Applications Development        
INF 451: Java Support for E-Business (3)
INF 461: Information Systems Planning (3)
INF478:Advanced Application Development (3)
 

Information Security and Assurance
INF 421: Security Architecture and Models (3)
INF 335: Computer Forensics (3)
INF 310: Principles of Information Security Assurance (3)
INF 330: Policy& Administration in Information Security &Assurance (3)
 

Database & Web Database
INF 431: Database Systems (3)
INF 331: Database Analysis and Design (3)
INF 488: Data Administration (3)
INF 489: Information Resource Management (3)
INF 301: Security Systems Programming (3)
INF 320: Applications in Information Security&  Assurance (3)
INF 333: Unix System Administration &:Security (3)
INF 403: Information Resource Management (3)
INF 415: Telecommunications& Network Security (3)
INF 422: Server Operating System Security (3)
INF 423: Access Control Systems:& Methodology (3)
 

Management Information Systems Concentration

In addition to the General Education requirements, Management Information System concentrations are required to successfully complete the courses listed below:
 
Degree Requirements
CIE101: Programming Logic and Design (3)
CIE 105: Principles of Programming I (3)
CIE 106: Principles of Programming II (3)
CIE 231: Introduction to Databases, Web Technologies and Applications (3)
CIE 302: Principles of Operating: Systems (3)
CIE 321: Information Technology Project Management (3)
CIE 333: Data& Computer Communications (3)
INF 206: Information Technology System Hardware and Software (3)
INF 260: Systems Analysis and Design (3)
INF 351: Information Security and Auditing (3)
INF 341: Enterprise Integration (3)
INF 361: Process Modeling and Solution: Blueprinting (3)
INF 402: Information Technology for Development (3)*
INF 405: IS Strategy (3)
INF 490: Introduction to Business Dynamics (3)
INF 491: Senior Design Project (3)
SEN 406: Technical Report Writing (3)
MAT 112: Pre-Calculus (3)* (formerly MAT 120)
MAT 210: Calculus I (3)* (formerly MAT 121)
STA 101: Introduction to Statistics (3)
STA 301: Probability& Statistics (3)



Major Advised Electives (Choose 4 courses/12 credits from the list below)

ACC 201: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 202: Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting (3)
FIN 201: Fundamentals of Financial Management (3)
MGT 201: Fundamentals of Management (3)
MKT 201: Fundamentals of Marketing (3)QBA 202: Operations Management (3)
BLW301: Business Law (3)
 





 
 

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