Information systems have become vital to the management, operation, and products and services of many companies.
Furthermore, the Internet and Web-based technologies are increasingly being used to create more global and competitive firms, enabling electronic commerce, and provide user-friendly and graphical multimedia information systems and services.
Individuals with knowledge and skills in software design, Internet and Web technologies, as well as management principles, are and will be in great demand by the marketplace.
The information systems degree program and curriculum take a general systems-approach to software applications design by providing students with the concepts, principles, and techniques required by the information technology profession.
Students have the option of choosing one of two concentrations: Internet Computing and Management Information Systems.
Upon graduation, students are prepared for careers in system analysis and design, information management, system integration, Websystem design, Web-system management, and electronic commerce, as well as graduate studies.
Students who choose the Management Information Systems concentration also are encouraged to choose a minor in a business administration discipline—Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management, or Marketing—to further customize their major.
Special RequirementsStudents need to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all required courses in the major.
Those students who drop below this GPA will be placed on probation within the information science and technology department and will have one semester to increase it to the minimum or they will be dismissed from the major.