Information Systems Major (Bachelor of Science)

The information systems major serves those students who want a career that focuses on the integrating information technology solutions and business processes to meet the information needs of businesses and other enterprises, enabling them to achieve their objectives in an effective, efficient way. The program prepares graduates for a variety of IS careers in business, government, and non-profit organizations.

A student majoring in information systems must complete the core requirements and cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. Senior students are required to take the MFT exam in Business.


Computer Science Core Requirements:

CPTR 141Fundamentals of Programming I

4

CPTR 142Fundamentals of Programming II

4

CPTR 210Data Communications and Networks

3

CPTR 211Linux and Windows System Administration

3

CPTR 320Web Services and Cloud Computing

4

CPTR 420Introduction to Database Systems

4

CPTR 440Computer Security

4

Computer Science Electives

4

Total Credit Hours:30

Business Core Requirements:

ACCT 201Principles of Accounting

4

ACCT 341Accounting Information Systems

4

CIS 140Computer Business Applications

4

CIS 220Web Application Development (or CPTR 220)

4

CIS 301Management Information Systems

4

GBUS 263Business Statistics

4

GBUS 366Operations Management and Production

4

GBUS 370Business Communication

4

GBUS 463Business Ethics

4

GBUS 490Internship

0 - 4; 4

MGMT 371Principles of Management

4

MGMT 380Principles of Project Management

4

Business Electives

0 - 4

GBUS 495Colloquium

0

or

ENGR 495Colloquium

0

Total Credit Hours:78

Computer Science electives must be chosen from courses with prefix CPTR.

Business electives may be chosen from courses with prefixes ACCT, CIS, ECON, FINA, GBUS, MGMT, or MKTG.

GBUS 495 or ENGR 495: Three quarters required or number of quarters in residence as a declared information systems minor at WWU, whichever is less.

Cognates:

MATH 181Calculus I

4

MATH 250Discrete Mathematics

4

SPCH 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication

4

TECH 321Technology and Society

4

MATH 181: Prerequisites Required