Information Systems

Major Description

Information Systems provides students the skills necessary to understand and manage information, information technology development, systems analysis, e-business management, and electronic commerce. Information Systems (IS) professionals are interested in the application of information technology to business activities. They are concerned with the design and implementation of information systems to support the information processing needs of an organization. 

 

Courses That Introduce the Major:
  • Pre-College of Business Coursework
    • Composition I requirement (Can be met through RHET 105, CMN 111/112, ESL 111/112, ESL 115, or 32+ for English ACT or 690+ for English SAT)
    • ECON 102—Microeconomics Principles (Can also be met through ACE 100—Agri Cons and Resource Econ)
    • ECON 103—Macroeconomics Principles
    • MATH 234—Calculus for Business 

Students should consult with an academic advisor regarding course selection prior to the advanced registration period.

Possible Career Opportunities:

Majors in Information Systems' ability to understand both technical and business concepts will make graduates an ideal project manager, consultant, or systems analyst. 

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  • Math & Science skills
  • Research
  • Design systems
  • Oral & Written communication skills
  • Understanding of computer programs
  • Active listening skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Investigating data to solve problems
  • Ability to prepare technical reports
  • Work independently and on a team
  • Data Communications Analyst
  • Consultant
  • End-User Computing Manager
  • Inventory Manager
  • Product Development Manager
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Medical Systems Designer
  • Applications Programmer
  • Operating Systems Programmer
  • Software Tester
  • Web Master
  • Telecommunications Manager

Some careers may require education beyond an undergraduate degree.

Enhancing Your Academic Experience:
  • Applying for a study abroad experience
  • Utilizing resources of The Career Center
  • Joining a Registered Student Organization (RSO) related to this major, such as:
    • Association for Information Systems: Progresses knowledge in the use of IT to improve organizational performance and individual quality of work life.
    • Business Leaders of Today: Prepares members for professional life after college within their careers and how to effectively be a leader.
Further Information:

There are several professional organizations dedicated to Information Systems.  Their websites might be able to provide a glimpse in the world of IS.  These organizations include Association for Information Systems and Association of Information Technology Professionals.