Information Systems and Technology BS

General Education Requirements

All Business majors must meet the university general education requirements. As part of meeting the university's general education requirements, all Business majors must complete the prerequisite courses below :

ECON 1001Principles of Microeconomics (MOTR ECON 102)3
ECON 1002Principles of Macroeconomics (MOTR ECON 101)3
MATH 1030College Algebra (MOTR MATH 130)3
MATH 1100Basic Calculus3
MATH 1105Basic Probability and Statistics3

Degree Requirements

All Business majors must meet College of Business G.P.A., good standing and credit requirements as outlined in the Bulletin.

Lower Division Business Core Requirements

ACCTNG 2400Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
ACCTNG 2410Managerial Accounting3
BUS AD 2900Legal Environment of Business3
INFSYS 2800Information Systems Concepts and Applications3
Total Hours12

Upper Division Requirements

ENGL 3120Business Writing3

Upper Division Non-Business or Business Requirement

Two global awareness courses selected from an approved list maintained in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising in the College of Business Administration; also available on our web site.

Upper Division Business Requirements

ENT 3100
ENT 3100Applications of Entrepreneurship 13
FINANCE 3500Financial Management3
SCMA 3300Business Analytics and Statistics3
SCMA 3301Introduction to Supply Chain Management3
MGMT 3600Management and Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 4219Strategic Management3
MKTG 3700Basic Marketing3
A minimum of 15 additional hours of upper division approved business electives15
Total Hours36

Assessment Requirement

MGMT 4220Business Assessment Testing0

Specific Requirements for the Major

Required Courses
INFSYS 3806Managerial Applications of Object-Oriented Programming I3
INFSYS 3810Information Systems Analysis3
INFSYS 3816Managerial Application of Object-Oriented Programming II3
INFSYS 3820Introduction to Systems Administration3
INFSYS 3830Data Programming3
INFSYS 3848Introduction to Information Security3
INFSYS 3842Data Networks and Security3
INFSYS 3845Database Management Systems3
INFSYS 4850Information Systems Design3
INFSYS 4847IT Project Management3
Total Hours30

Academic Tracks within the Information Systems and Technology Major

Information Systems and Technology majors may choose to focus their elective hours in a particular sub-discipline of information systems and technology, or academic track. These tracks are groups of departmental courses that fit within sub-disciplines of information systems and technology and are recommendations for students wanting to pursue careers in specific sub-disciplines. Academic tracks are NOT majors and are only intended to serve as guides for courses within a particular area of information systems and technology and are represented by current faculty expertise. Selecting an academic track does not prevent a student from taking courses in another track. Students should not expect to take all recommended courses for each academic track. Students may choose not to select an academic track.

Application Development Track (pick 2)
INFSYS 3830Data Programming3
INFSYS 3844Developing Business Applications in .NET3
INFSYS 3818Management of Software Testing3
INFSYS 3868Secure Software Development3
Business Intelligence Track (pick 2)
INFSYS 3830Data Programming3
INFSYS 3843Decision Support Systems for Business Intelligence3
INFSYS 3862Artificial Intelligence Applications for Business3
Cybersecurity Track (pick 2)
INFSYS 3820Introduction to Systems Administration3
INFSYS 3842Data Networks and Security3
INFSYS 3858Advanced Security and Information Systems3
INFSYS 3864Applied Cryptography for Business3
INFSYS 3868Secure Software Development3
INFSYS 3878Information Security Risk Management and Business Continuity3
Legacy Systems (COBOL) Track
INFSYS 3807Legacy Systems3
INFSYS 3817Advanced Legacy Systems3
Self-Directed Learning Track
INFSYS 3890Internship in Information Systems1-3
INFSYS 3899Independent Study in Information Systems1-3
Web Design Track
INFSYS 3847Web Design3
INFSYS 3815Object-Oriented Applications in Business3

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate and implement effective IS leadership principles and strategy.
  • Prioritize and propose managerial practices to develop and deploy technological innovations that produce business advantage.
  • Explain best practices in systems analysis and design.
  • Support and improve current best practices in application development, business intelligence, cybersecurity, and legacy systems.
  • Exhibit specialized leadership and technical expertise.

Sample Four Year Plan

First Year
MATH 10303MATH 11003
ENGL 11003ECON 10013
BUS AD 10003INFSYS 28003
INFSYS 18003EXPLORE – Humanities & Fine Arts3
EXPLORE – Humanities & Fine Arts3EXPLORE – Math & Sciences3
 15 15
Second Year
MATH 11053ACCTNG 24103
ACCTNG 24003BUS AD 29003
ECON 10023INFSYS 38163
INFSYS 38063EXPLORE – Humanities & Fine Arts3
CORE – Communication Proficiency3Cultural Diversity Requirement3
 15 15
Third Year
MGMT 36003FINANCE 35003
ENGL 31203MKTG 37003
INFSYS 38103INFSYS 38453
SCMA 33013SCMA 33003
CORE – US History & Government3Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
INFSYS 48503MGMT 4219
MGMT 4220
INFSYS Elective3INFSYS Elective3
INFSYS Elective3Global Awareness Course, non-business3
Non-Business Elective6Non-Business Elective6
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

PLEASE NOTE: This plan is an example of what a four year plan could look like for a typical student. Placement exam scores in math as well as the completion of coursework may change the plan. It should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor. All requirements are subject to change.