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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [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 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 a 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.

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:

B.S. Requirements: Credits 60

The first 60 credit hours of the Information Systems B.S. are identical to the Information Systems A.S. requirements.  Please see the Information Systems A.S.  program for the following requirements:  General Education Areas A & B, Core requirements, Supporting courses and 5 credits of approved electives.

General Education Category C Capstone: Credits 3

At least 3 credits and all outcomes in an approved course.  CS 30600  (recommended).

Areas of Depth: Credits 15

Note:  If a minor is selected, minor courses may overlap with other required courses.  Students must take additional electives to reach 120 credit hours.  Courses in the OL minor may not be offered online.

Area of Depth Approved Elective: Credits 3

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 or for developmental courses.
  • 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 Required: 120

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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