Jan 24, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog

Information Systems


Offered on the Crete and Lincoln campuses

The Information Systems major provides students with the technical and theoretical competency to prepare them to enter the industry in software development or information technology and security-related areas. The major is available to all undergraduate students. 

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing the Information Systems program, students will: 

  1. Gain a clear understanding of IST concepts and processes
  2. ​​Understand the relationships between different IST concepts and processes
  3. Understand the relationships between IST concepts and processes and existing and emerging computing technologies
  4. Gain the confidence and skills to independently learn and apply existing and emerging computing technologies and processes
  5. Gain the confidence and skills to solve an unknown problem, and to efficiently research, learn, and creatively apply an unknown topic or skill to novel problem-solving situations
  6. ​Gain the confidence and skills to effectively orally communicate (speaking and listening)
  7. Gain the confidence and skills to effectively rhetorically communicate (reading and writing)
  8. Gain a deep understanding of the issues, processes, and technologies in the "infrastructure" focus area
  9. ​Gain industry entry-level hands-on IST skills in the "infrastructure" focus area
  10. Gain a deep understanding of the issues, processes, and technologies in the "software development" focus area
  11. Gain industry entry-level hands-on IST skills in the "software development" focus area

Requirements for the Information Systems Major:


Complete the following 36 credits:


Complete 12 additional IST credits above IST 217, excluding IST 421 and 495


Information Systems majors are highly encouraged to complete the coursework required for the Information Technology and Security professional certificate. 

Experiential Activity


Complete an IST faculty-approved experiential activity related to the student's emphasis area. Such activities include, but are not limited to, formal internships (IST 421  ) and industry experience (including full-time, part-time, work-study, and summer positions). Three credits of IST 421   Information Science and Technology Internship fulfill this requirement but do not count towards the 36 IST credits for the major.

Complete the following cognate courses:


Recommendation


Complete a minor outside IST or an additional major. 

Four-Year Plan


Advising Guide - Information Systems - Coming soon