Nov 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Information Systems (A.S.)


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

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


The Minor in Information Systems provides a fundamental background for students interested in designing, developing, and managing software for business/organization systems and applications.


 Student Learning Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • 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.

Program Delivery

  • On-campus and distance

Declaring This Major

General Requirements:

This program is focused on fundamental computing courses in programming utilizing two programming languages for problem-solving solutions and the basic foundation courses in Information Systems. Additional focus is on the basic business knowledge courses as well as the use of information technology, such as SAP, in business management software, solutions and applications for the business process.  All requirements may be applied to the B.S. program in Information Systems. Graduates of the A.S. program typically continue in the B.S. program, although they are qualified for employment opportunities in the computer field.


General Education Requirements Credits: 30


General Education Requirements  

Contact the Department of Computer Science for more information.

Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills


1. Written Communication Credits: 6 Cr. Hrs.


2. Speaking and Listening Credits: 3


3. Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 3 Cr. Hrs.


Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing


4. Scientific Ways of Knowing Credits: 3 Cr. Hrs.


General Education Requirements  

  • At least 3 credits in Category B Competency 4 meeting all outcomes. See the approved list of in approved courses on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Program web page.

5. Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing Credits: 6


General Education Requirements  

  • At least 3 credits in Category B Competency 5 meeting all outcomes. See the approved list of in approved courses on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Program web page.
  • OLS 25200  recommended

6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing Credits: 3 Cr. Hrs.


General Education Requirements  

  • At least 3 credits in Category B Competency 6 meeting all outcomes. See the approved list of in approved courses on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Program web page
  • PHIL 11100  recommended

7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing Credits: 3 Cr. Hrs.


 General Education Requirements  

  • At least 3 credits in Category B Competency 7 meeting all outcomes. See the approved list of in approved courses on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Program web page
  • BUS 10001  recommended

8. General Education Electives Credits: 3 Cr. Hrs.


  • At least 3 credits in any Category B or A general education course
  • CS 11200  recommended

Supporting Courses Credits: 6 Cr. Hrs.


Approved Elective Credits: 5


Any course(s) approved by the advisor

GPA Requirement


You must satisfy the Purdue Fort Wayne and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Cumulative GPA requirement for graduation.

Academic Regulations


  • Only computer science courses in which you have earned a grade of C or better can be applied to the degree or used to satisfy prerequisites.
  • Only courses with a grade of C- or better count to satisfy the Purdue Fort Wayne general education requirements.
  • A maximum of 10 credits with a grade of D will be accepted in non-CS courses.
  • No credit toward graduation will be given for courses or sequences with overlapping content.
  • CS 106 or ETCS 106 will not count towards the BS degree
  • ENGL 12900/15000/19000 and MA 11100 & 11101/12400 do not count for credit towards the IS degrees.

Total Credits: 60


Student Responsibility


You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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