Department Requirements for the BIS Degree

A minimum of 36 credit hours must be completed, including 21 hours of required courses and at least 12 hours of specialization elective courses. In addition, certain co-requisite courses must be taken, primarily from the College of Business Administration. ISQA 3300, ISQA 3310, ISQA 3420 & ISQA 3910 should be completed during the junior year, and 4110 and 4120 should be completed during the senior year. The student must also complete the 15 hours of Business co-requisite courses listed. The student is also encouraged to select courses from the list of “free electives” for other courses. Courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for the College of Information Science & Technology.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses (21 hours)

ISQA 3300File Structures for Information Systems

3 credits

ISQA 3310Managing the Data Base Environment

3 credits

ISQA 3400Business Data Communications

3 credits

ISQA 3420Managing in a Digital World

3 credits

ISQA 3910Introduction to Project Management

3 credits

ISQA 4110Information Systems Analysis

3 credits

ISQA 4120System Design and Implementation

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:21

Specialization Elective Courses (12 hours)

ISQA 3520Graphical User Interface Design

3 credits

IASC 3350Security Administration - Linux

3 credits

IASC 3370Security Administration - Windows

3 credits

CIST 3600Information Security and Policy

3 credits

ISQA 4000Special Topics: Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis

1 - 5 credits

ISQA 4010Business Intelligence

3 credits

ISQA 4100Information Systems Architecture and Organization

3 credits

ISQA 4130Information Technology for Development

3 credits

ISQA 4150Advanced Statistical Methods for IS&T

3 credits

ISQA 4180Electronic Commerce

3 credits

ISQA 4190Process Reengineering with Information Technology

3 credits

ISQA 4200Information and Data Quality Management

3 credits

ISQA 4300Database Administration

3 credits

IASC 4360Foundations of Information Assurance

3 credits

ISQA 4380Distributed Technologies and Systems

3 credits

ISQA 4500Special Problems in Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis

2 - 3 credits

ISQA 4510Information Systems Internship

1 - 3 credits

ISQA 4730Decision Support Systems

3 credits

ISQA 4880Systems Simulation and Modeling

3 credits

ISQA 4890/CSCI 4890Data Warehousing and Data Mining

3 credits

ISQA 4900Internet Systems Development

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

*Note that there are different topics covered in ISQA 4000. Check the class schedule for specific topics offered during a particular semester.

Co-requisite Courses from the College of Business

ACCT 2010Principles of Accounting I

3 credits

ACCT 2020Principles of Accounting II

3 credits

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

ECON 2220Principles of Economics (Macro)

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Upper-level business: select one from the following:

FNBK 3250Principles of Financial Management

3 credits

MKT 3310Principles of Marketing

3 credits

Or

MGMT 3510Human Resource Management

3 credits

Because the management information systems area is cross disciplinary in nature, a student needs to have an understanding of economics and business functions. These areas are covered by the above co-requisite required courses: