B.S. Web Information Systems

The Web and Information Systems program provides you with the practical skills and technical understanding needed to design, implement, maintain and improve the functionality of websites for large-scale organizations.

Summary

  • 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 that encompass architecture, design and science, including physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics, infrastructure systems, computing information, communication technologies and management.
  • Prepare students for service in 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 through workforce development, joint ventures with government and the business community and 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate the capability to analyze problems and systems and identify, define, and design appropriate computing Information Systems and Information Technology solutions, tools and methodologies.
  • 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 Web Information Systems professional.
  • Engage in continuing professional development
  • Understand the purpose of research in Web Information Systems and Computing, and how this benefits current practice.

Core Faculty

Jonathan Smitherson

Lee, Michael J.

Assistant Professor

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Lee, Michael J.
Assistant Professor, Informatics
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Wang, Jason T.

Professor

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Wang, Jason T.
Professor, Department of Computer Science
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Williams, Keith A.

University Lecturer

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Williams, Keith A.
University Lecturer, IS dept
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Advisement

Jonathan Smitherson

Ackerman, Amanda D.

Academic Advisor

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Ackerman, Amanda D.
Academic Advisor, Ying Wu College of Computing
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Angelella, Anthony S.

Academic Advisor

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Angelella, Anthony S.
Academic Advisor, College of Computing Sciences
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Bell, Michele A.

Academic Advisor

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Bell, Michele A.
Academic Advisor, CCS
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Olsen, George W.

Academic Advisor

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Olsen, George W.
Academic Advisor, College of Computing Sciences
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Pavlick, Daniel K.

Academic Advisor

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Pavlick, Daniel K.
Academic Advisor, Office of the Dean, Ying Wu College of Computing
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