Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Core = 45 Credits
Students must complete 45 credits/15 courses in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Core Curriculum
Information Systems Major Core = 32 Credits, 10 Courses
Introductory Courses- 20.0 Credits, 6 Courses
CSC 1020 Computing and the Web: Information representation and manipulation; file systems and directories; compatibility and data exchange; security and privacy; elements of computer architectures and operating systems; computer networks, the Internet, and the World Wide Web; web site design principles and creation; PC-based examples and illustrations.
VSB 2006 Strategic Info Technology: Strategic alignment of business and information technology (IT); managing IT as a strategic resource; strategies for sourcing IT development and services.
CSC 1051 Algorithms & Data Structures I: Object-oriented design: objects, classes, methods, encapsulation; programming fundamentals: data, variables, selection, loops, arrays, input/output; basic graphics and exceptions.
CSC 1052 Algorithms & Data Structures II: Object-oriented design: inheritance, interfaces, polymorphism; problem analysis; recursion; abstract data types; dynamically linked structures; data structures: stacks, queues, lists, collections, trees.
CSC 1300 Discrete Structures: Mathematical concepts that support computer science: sets, functions, relations, combinatorics, recurrences, boolean logic, mathematical proofs, matrices, graphs and trees.
CSC 2400 Computing Systems I: Architecture of computer systems: representation of data; processor, memory and I/O organization. Assembly language programming. C programming language constructs and their relationships to the underlying architecture. Basics of operating systems: interrupts, concurrency, process scheduling, security, networking.
CSC 2500 Survey of IS Environments: Brief introductions to several areas in which problems in information use are important. Examples are business, law, biology, medicine, electronic commerce, and libraries.
Systems Analysis- 3.0 Credits, 1 Course
CSC 4700 Software Engineering: Management and production of software systems; the software life cycle; software design techniques and methodologies; participation in a team software development project.
MIS 2040 Systems Analysis & Design: Concepts, tools and techniques in the analysis and design of computer-based information systems; major issues and decision making in each phase of the development life cycle, application of creativity and innovation to the practice of systems analysis and design, skills necessary for modeling the data and processing requirements of an information system using an automated development tool, a systems development team project approach.
Databases - 9.0 Credits, 3 Courses
CSC 4480 Principles of Database Systems: Concepts and technology of database management systems; data modeling with an emphasis on the relational model; database querying and normalization; physical data organization.
MIS 2030 Database Management: Theoretic and practical issues related to the management of a data base in a business environment including: the role of databases and database applications in contemporary organizations; data modeling using entity-relationship models; fundamentals of the relational data model and its implementation with SQL; characteristics of distributed databases and Client/Server data base technologies.
CSC 4710 Information Systems Project Management: Principles and techniques of information systems project management; qualitative and quantitative essentials to include project integration, scope, schedule, cost, quality, human resources, communications, and risk. Practical experience managing a project with complex technology issues.
CSC 4797 Information Systems Capstone: A cumulative experience to complete a student's portfolio of expertise in information systems and technology. Student driven project emphasizing system integration, design and communication skills.
Electives = 45 Credits, 15 Courses
Students must complete 45 credits/15 courses to satisy the electives requirements of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program.
Note: MAT 1320 Calculus I is highly recommended for all students seeking to attend graduate school.