Information Systems

Information Systems

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 the 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.

When majoring in Information Systems, students will choose one of these concentration areas:
  • Information Security & Assurance
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Telecommunication & Applied Networking Technologies
  • Business/Big Data Analytics
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • System Dynamics
 
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
  • Security Analysts
  • Information Security Professionals
  • Database Analysts
  • 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.
Course Descriptions
In addition to the General Education requirements, Information Systems majors are required to successfully complete the courses listed below:
  • 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 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: Principles of Management (3)
  • STA 101: Introduction to Research & Statistical Methods (3)
  • QBA 202: Operations Management (3)
  • MAT 110 University Algebra (3)
  • SCI I: Natural and Physical Science with Lab (4)
  • SCI II: Natural and Physical Science (3)
  • 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 (12) credit hours in one of the five (5) 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 in his or her diploma. The concentration areas are as follows:

Applied Networking
  • INF 472: LAN Administration (3)
  • TEL 310: Fundamentals of Wireless Communication (3)
  • INF 450: Advanced Programming (3)
  • INF 461: Information Systems Planning (3)
  • Software Applications Development
  • INF 302: Program Development and Implementation (3)
  • INF 451: Java Support for E-Business (3)
  • INF 461: Information Systems Planning (3)
  • INF 465:
  • INF 478: Advanced Application Development (3)
  • Any Advised Programming Courses (3)

Information Security and Assurance
  • INF 310: Principles of Information Security Assurance (3)
  • INF 301: Security Systems Programming (3)
  • INF 320: Applications in Information Security and Assurance (3)
  • INF 330: Policy& Administration in Information Security &Assurance (3)
  • INF 333: Unix System Administration and Security (3)
  • INF 335: Computer Forensics (3)
  • INF 353: Database Security (3)
  • INF 403: Information Resource Management (3)
  • INF 415: Telecommunications and Network Security (3)
  • INF 421: Security Architecture and Models (3)
  • INF 422: Server Operating System Security (3)
  • INF 423: Access Control Systems and Methodology (3) 151

Database & Web Database
  • INF 331: Database Analysis and Design (3)
  • INF 353: Database Security (3)
  • INF 431: Database Systems (3)
  • INF 461: Information Systems Planning (3)INF 488: Data Administration (3)
  • INF 489: Information Resource Management (3)
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • ACC 201: Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • ACC 202: Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
  • FIN 201: Fundamentals of Financial Management (3)
  • MGT 201: Principles of Management (3)
  • MKT 201: Principles of Marketing (3)
  • BLW 301: Business Law (3)
Admission Requirement

2018/19 Annual Tuition
N 1,590,000

Course Duration
Full Time: 4-year average

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Program Chair

Narasimha Vajjhala
Assistant Professor
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