2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
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2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Information Systems , B.S.

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The Information Systems major prepares business professionals for a variety of technology leadership roles in the organization ranging from traditional roles as systems analysts and database administrators to emerging careers in web design and mobile application design.  Businesses must continuously change their  information strategies and resources in response to rapid technology changes, and must demand technologically competent employees in all functional areas that understand how to turn technology into profits.  The Information Systems program targets the worker of the future who must have a broad foundation of knowledge in network, desktop, web and mobile business applications.  In addition to taking traditional foundation courses, the Information Systems majors and minors choose from a set of one-hour TechTools which focus on exploring the emerging technology that will prepare students for careers in which continuous on-line learning will be necessary to maintain technological skills and competence.  Most importantly, the ISYS program prepares business students with the “critical technology thinking” skills necessary to anticipate and evaluate these emerging tools, and to select and implement the mix that represents the most efficient and effective technologies for their organizations.

The Information Systems minor represents a subset of required courses and TechTools options that make it possible for all business and non-business majors to enhance their major with technology competence that will distinguish them from others in the job market.   Information Systems minors are recognized by employers as graduates who both understand the need for technological competence, and possess the knowledge and skills to start day one of their careers with the competitive edge.


Information Systems Major Electives:

Information Systems majors will enjoy the flexibility to expand on required ISYS courses with additional technology exploration by completing 1-credit hour TechTools courses.  TechTools courses will allow you to both explore a broad variety of emerging technologies or specialize in one of interest to you by taking a basic, intermediate and advanced TechTool course in a specific technology.

You will complete your elective requirements by completing any three 1-credit hour TechTools courses or a combination of approved course substitutions and TechTools courses:

  • ISYS 101 - ISYS 199
  • Check the current schedule for ISYS TechTools titles and descriptions


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