Information Systems (IS) Undergraduate Programs
443 CENTENNIAL HALL/(320) 308-2174
Also see Herberger Business School description and requirements.
Programs at a Glance
- BS – Information Systems
- Minor – Information Systems
- Minor (BES) – Information Systems
Program admission and performance requirements
Admission – Department and Herberger Business School
- 2.65 GPA or higher overall
- completion of 45 credits, including HBS 111, ENGL 191, CMST 192, MATH 196, and ACCT 291
- grade of “C” or better in MATH 196, ACCT 291 and IS 242
- enrollment in or completion of ACCT 292, BLAW 235, ECON 205, ECON 206 and IS 242
- grade of “C” or better in an introductory computing course
Academic Standing –Herberger Business School
- 2.00 GPA or higher overall
University minimum requirements for bachelor’s degrees
- 120 credits
- 40 credits in Liberal Education
- 45 credits in upper-division (300-400) courses
- 30 credits in residence at SCSU
- 2.00 GPA overall, in major, and in minor (departments may set higher standards)
(See this section and the section on the Herberger Business School for more information.)
Chairperson: Susantha Herath
Faculty: Chen, Ernst, Guster, S. Herath, Paulson, Phan, Safonov, Schmidt, Sohn, Song, Sundheim, Tsai, Yoshimoto.
The Information Systems program is designed to prepare students for computer-related careers in business and government. Students are taught the professional skills of a programmer/analyst such as systems development methods, programming languages, and data base processing. Additional topics covered include client/server systems, decision support systems, data mining, e-commerce, computer and data security, project management, and information systems management. Graduates of the IS program will have a good understanding of both business operations and computer-based information systems. They are qualified for a wide range of positions requiring this combination of knowledge.
Students having a GPA of at least 2.65 and satisfying the other requirements for admission to a major or minor in business will be considered for admission.
Bachelor of Science
A major in information systems includes the business core plus the following program:
IS 250, 251 (or other programming course), 350, 351, 443, 451 (or other networking course with consent of the adviser).
Electives: 18 credits
9 to 18 credits of IS electives. (IS 301 may not be used as an elective)
0 to 9 credits from the Computer Science / Computer Networking and Applications or related program, selected with prior approval of the IS major adviser.
A maximum of 3 credits of IS 344 or 444 can count toward the 18 major elective credits.
Minor (24) for Non business and Bachelor of Elective
IS 250 or equivalent programming course, IS 340, 350
6 credits from ACCT 291, BLAW 235, FIRE 371, MGMT 301, MKTG 320
9 credits of IS electives, selected with prior approval of the IS minor adviser.
Minor (15) for Business Majors
IS 250 or equivalent, IS 350
9 credits of IS electives selected with prior approval of the IS minor adviser.
Certificate Program in Business Intelligence (9)
Business intelligence is the process to analyze and transform data to information or knowledge to help better decision-making. It covers online analytical processing, data mining, data warehousing, text mining, and so forth. Business Intelligence (BI) Certificate Program is designed to prepare individuals to have advanced and specialized knowledge and skills in Business Intelligence and related area.
IS 443, 450, 454
Certificate Program in Information Assurance (9)
Information assurance is the practice to manage any risk related to data, system, or application. Sometimes it is used interchangeably with information security. It covers risk management, business continuity, disaster recovery, and so on. Information Assurance (IA) Certificate Program is designed to prepare individuals to have advanced and specialized knowledge and skills in Information Assurance and related area.
IS 471, 472, 483
- Nonbusiness majors who choose to minor in IS may take no more than 25% credits of their total university course work in the Herberger Business School.
- Business majors who choose to minor in IS must complete a minimum of 50% of their credits outside the Herberger Business School for a Bachelor of Science in business degree.
- Only students admitted to a business major or minor program and who have completed 60 semester credits (junior standing) may enroll in 300- and 400-level courses. IS Department permission required for all other students.