Information Systems

Information systems focuses on the machines and software that help people organize and analyze data. This major studies computer databases, networks and computer security.

For this major you’ll take lots of information systems classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in information systems.

Sample Courses

Information Systems Courses:

  • Principles of Computing
  • Reasoning with Data
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Interpretation and Argument
  • Data Structures
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Database Design and Development
  • Foundations of Software Engineering
  • Application Design and Development
  • Business Computer Networking
  • Information Systems and Society
  • Project Management
  • Information Systems Electives

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology