Mar 23, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Information Systems (B.S.)

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Program: B.S.
Department of Computer Science 
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 125 ~ 260-481-6803 ~

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solutions of the discipline.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment. 

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems emphasizes the design, development, and use of Information Systems for the management of information in the modern corporate and organizational environment.  Additional focus is on the business knowledge courses as well as the use of technology, such as SAP, in business management software, solutions, and applications for business process.  The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems prepares you for a career as a computer professional as well as for possible graduate study.

The Department of Computer Science offers the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, an Associate of Science in Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science. In addition to the degrees, the department offers a minor in Information Systems, a minor in Informatics, and a Certificate of Information Systems Application.

In addition to satisfying the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 4 ), you must complete the courses required for the A.S. with a major in Information Systems (see above) and the following additional courses. Only courses in your major field for which you have earned a grade of C or better can be applied to the degree or used to satisfy prerequisites. A maximum of 10 credits with a grade of D will be accepted in non IS/CS courses.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 9

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 


One of the following approved Business or Economics Credits:3

Approved Advanced Communication Course Credits: 3

 Any COM or ENG Wxx course with a prerequisite of COM 114 or ENG W131 

Approved Concentration Elective Credits: 12

See the Computer Science department for details

Total Including 60 from A.S. Credits: 120

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