Information Systems Studies

Learning goals:

  • Analyze the organization from a strategic IT perspective (MSS)
  • Research a "hot" topic involving technical support for organizational decision making (MSS)
  • Recognize the role of technology in business (MSS)
  • Critically select and integrate sources and/or ideas (MSS)
  • Converse in html and Java, and use some SQL (E-Business)
  • Develop a web site that interacts using an html client form with a server-side database (E-Business)
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of internet technologies in current business models (E-Business)
  • Design and implement database systems of moderate complexity (Database Programming)
  • Understand database administrative concepts such as database architecture and design, migration, implementation, extraction, translation, loading, and performance tuning (Database Programming)
  • Apply these concepts using Structured Query Language—SQL (Database Programming)

Requirements for the Major in Information Systems. Students complete the equivalent of the following 52 semester hours with grades of C- or better:

semester hours

4

INFS:174 Database Systems Analysis and Design

4

CSCI:181 Principles of Computer Science

4

INFS:271 E-Business Applications Development

4

CSCI:281 Data Structures

4

INFS:375 Database Programming

2

INFS:472 Management Support Systems

2

INFS:505 Capstone

4

MATH:111 Calculus I

4

MGMT:202 Business Statistics or equivalent

4

ACCT:200 Financial Accounting

4

ACCT:330 Cost Management

6

Departmental electives chosen from the following:

 

2

INFS:276 Simulation Models

 

2

CSCI:351 Numerical Computing

 

4

CSCI:355 Operations Research

 

2

CSCI:370 Cryptology and Number Theory

 

2

CSCI:391 Data Communications and Networks I

 

2

CSCI:392 Data Communications and Networks II

 

4

EENV:360 Geographic Information Systems

 

2

INFS:485 Artificial Intelligence

 

2–4

INFS:496 Topics in Information Systems

 

2

CSCI:500 Senior Colloquium

 

6

Six hours chosen from 200 level or above information systems or computer science courses or other systems-related courses as approved by the information systems department head.

Information systems majors must also complete PRDV:105 Introduction to Professional Development. In addition, the following courses are recommended but not required: MGMT:280 Marketing, MGMT:340 Corporate Financial Management and MGMT:390 Operations Management.

Minor in Information Systems. Students minoring in information systems successfully complete, with grades of C- or better, at least 28 semester hours, including ACCT:200 Financial Accounting, CSCI:181 Principles of Computer Science, INFS:174 Database Systems Analysis and Design, INFS:271 E-Business Applications Development, INFS:375 Database Programming, and INFS:472 Management Support Systems. In addition to the 24 hours above, the minor requires four semester hours from the following: ACCT:309 Accounting Information Systems, EENV:360 Geographic Information Systems, INFS:276 Simulation Models, INFS:496 Topics in Information Systems, INFS:505 Capstone, CSCI:391 Data Communications and Networks I, CSCI: 392 Data Communications and Networks II or any INFS or CSCI course approved by the department head.

Double Major/Minor in Computer Science and Information Systems: Because of the large overlap in courses in the two majors, the department will approve a double major or major/minor combination only if the student presents to the department a plan of study that sufficiently minimizes such overlap.