Information Systems

Preparing the Next Generation of Information Systems Professionals

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Villanova’s BIS in Information Systems emphasizes the application of computing technology in today's workplace. We designed this major to satisfy the demand for business professionals with a combination of technical and business skills. As many have training or knowledge in only one of these areas.  

Villanova also offers a related major in Computer Science and a combined BIS/MS in Software Engineering.

CPS also offers a certificate in Information Systems that only requires 6 courses to complete. Learn more.


A Villanova BIS in Information Systems will provide you with the skills to fill an important gap in today's workforce.

We will challenge you through course work in programming, database and system design and project management.  At the same time, we will provide you with instruction in business areas such as financial information systems and enterprise resource planning (ERP).


Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Core = 45 credits

Students must complete 45 credits in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) core curriculum

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Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Sheet

Information Systems Major Core = 10 courses, 32 credits

Introductory Course- either/or

Systems Analysis- either/or

Databases- either/or

Information Systems Environment = 5 courses, 15 credits

Examples of Application Areas Include:

Electives = 10 courses, 30 credits

Note: MAT 1320 Calculus I is highly recommended for all students seeking to attend graduate school.


Complete the online application: Visit the CPS Apply webpage to apply to the degree program. Application requirements include:

  • Application fee: $50. Can be waived by attending select on campus open houses or online information sessions. Visit the CPS Events webpage to see all upcoming events.
  • Transcripts: High school transcripts and official transcripts from all institutions of higher education where applicant completed coursework are required. Official transcripts may be submitted directly by the student rather than mailed by the institution but will only be accepted if received in a sealed envelope which has been signed or stamped by the appropriate official at the issuing institution.  If the student uploads the document into the student application, it will be considered an “unofficial” transcript. Villanova allows students to transfer up to 60 credits from other regionally accredited institutions; course grade is a C or higher; Villanova will evaluate its transferability towards the Villanova degree.

The College of Professional Studies Admissions Committee convenes bimonthly to review applicants. All documents must be received before the Admissions Committee will review an applicant.


Official Transcripts should be sent to:

  • Mail – Villanova University, College of Professional Studies, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085
  • Electronic –

Contact Information

Villanova University
College of Professional Studies
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 104
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-519-4300
Fax:     610-519-7910

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Student Testimonial

Villanova's adult degree completion program in Information Systems strikes an excellent balance between the demands of a traditional 4-year degree program and the time constraints of working adults. The program is flexible, offering a wide range of practical courses both on-line and in the classroom, while still providing the academic rigor required of an accredited national University.

--David Bertagni