B.A. Information Systems
Information Systems offers a strong, practical focus in designing, developing and evaluating databases and management information systems to support business and managerial operations in publishing, media and communication environments.
- Prepare students for productive careers and amplify their potential for lifelong personal and professional growth.
- Prepare students to conduct research with an emphasis on applied, interdisciplinary efforts encompassing architecture, design, including the physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics, infrastructure systems, computing information, communications technologies and management.
- Prepare students for service to urban environments and the broader society of the city, state, nation and global community by conducting public policy studies, making educational opportunities widely available and initiating community‐building projects.
- Prepare students to contribute to economic development through the state’s largest business incubator system, workforce development, joint ventures with government and the business community, and through the development of intellectual property.
- Prepare graduates for positions of leadership as professionals and as citizens; provide educational opportunities for a diverse student body; respond to the needs of large and small businesses, state and local governmental agencies and civic organizations; and advance the use of sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics as a means of improving the quality of life.
- Apply knowledge from computing, mathematics, statistics and management to ensure effective Information Systems practice.
- Analyze problems and systems
- Identify, define and design appropriate computing, IS and IT solutions, tools and methodologies.
- Achieve and demonstrate a working knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle, which includes requirements analysis, systems design, implementation, testing, deployment, maintenance and evaluation, and apply it to Information Systems projects that solve problems where computing solutions are appropriate.
- Function effectively on teams in order to accomplish a desired goal.
- Understand the ethical, societal and professional responsibilities of the Information Systems professional.
- Communicate effectively in both oral and written modes.
- Identify and analyze the bidirectional impact of sociotechnical problems and computing on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal, security and policy issues.
- Invoke current techniques, skills, tools and methodologies necessary to becoming an effective Information Systems professional.
- Understand the need to engage in continuing professional development, and to understand the purpose of research in the Information Systems and computing fields, and how this benefits current practice.
- Understand processes that support the delivery and management of Information Systems within a business, managerial and organizational environment.