(120 credits minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
CS 100 Roadmap to Computing 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 138
General Calculus I 1
or Calculus I
or Foundations of Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
3-4
Natural Science GER 3
IS 117 Introduction to Website Development 3
YWCC 107
Computing as a Career
or Freshman Seminar
0-1
 Term Credits15-17
2nd Semester
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
IS 218 Building Web Applications 3
IS 265 Introduction to Information Systems 3
IS 247 Designing the User Experience 3
Natural Science GER with Lab 4
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
IS 350 Computers, Society and Ethics 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 1 3
IT 120 Introduction to Network Technology 3
Select one of the following: 3
 
General Psychology 3  
Select one of the following: 3
Economics  
General Elective 1 3
 
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
YWCC 207 Computing & Effective Com 1
IS 344 Computing Applications in Business 3
IS 375 Discovering User Needs for UX 3
IS Career Track Elective 1 4 3
General Elective 1 or 2 3
New Media or Business Specialization Elective 1 5 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
IS 331 Database Design Management and Applications 3
General Elective 2 or 3 6 3
IS 390 Requirements Analysis and Systems Design 3
Select one of the following: 3
Technical Writing  
Oral Presentations  
New Media or Business Specialization Elective 2 5 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
New Media or Business Specialization Elective 3 5 3
IS Career Track Elective 2 4 3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
General Elective 3 or 4 6 3
General Elective 4 or 5 6 3
YWCC 307 Professional Dev in Computing 1
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
IS 455 IS Mgmt & Business Processes 3
IE 492
Engineering Management
or New Venture Management
3
New Media or Business Specialization Elective 4 5 3
IS Career Track Elective 3 4 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
IS 465 Advanced Information Systems 3
Select one of the following: 3
IT Capstone Project  
Senior Project  
New Media or Business Elective 5 5 3
General Elective 5 6 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits120-122

Recommended Business Specialization Electives

Five courses are needed to fulfill the requirements of this Specialization. Students completing his Specialization interested in minoring in Business should check with the School of Management for any additional requirements.

ACCT 117Survey of Accounting3
MGMT 190Introduction to Business3
FIN 315Fundamentals of Corporate Finance3
MRKT 330Principles of Marketing3
Select one of the following:3
Internet Marketing
Organizational Behavior
Business Policy
Total Credits15

Recommended New Media Specialization Electives

Choose 5 courses from the following to fulfill the requirements for the Specialization. Students taking the New Media specialization have taken most of the courses for a minor in Professional Communications. Check with the Humanities Department to determine current options for electives to complete this minor, if you are interested.

ENG 200Communicating in Organizations3
ENG 333Cybertext3
ENG 351Online Journalism3
ENG 353Composing Documents for Print3
ENG 354Composing Documents for the Web3
COM 303Video Narrative3
COM 352Photojournalism3
COM 390Electronic Writing Workshop3
Total Credits24

Recommended Career Track Electives

Students are strongly encouraged (but not required) to take 3-4 courses from one of the following Career Tracks, which focus on a particular specialty within the field of Information Systems. Note: Qualified students should consider the BA/MS or BA/PhD program, which allows undergraduates to start on a graduate degree as part of their undergraduate requirements. See the Office of Graduate Studies for more information. Consult your Academic Advisor for further details.

Database

IS 392Web Mining and Information Retrieval3
IT 310E-commerce Technology3
IS 631Enterprise Database Management3
IS 634Information Retrieval3
IS 687Transaction Mining and Fraud Detection3
CS 434Advanced Database Systems3
CS 441Database Programming3

Networks

IS 448Usability & Measuring UX3
CS 357Fundamentals of Network Security3
CS 408Cryptography and Internet Security3
CS 458Technologies-Network Security3
IT 202Internet and Applications3
IT 220Wireless Networks3
IT 230Computer and Network Security3
IT 420Computer Systems and Networks3

Management of Information Systems

IS 392Web Mining and Information Retrieval3
IT 310E-commerce Technology3
IS 461Systems Simulation3
IS 677Information System Principles3
IS 678IT Service Management3
IS 680Information Systems Auditing3
IS 681Computer Security Auditing3
IS 687Transaction Mining and Fraud Detection3
IT 332Digital Crime3
IT 430Ethical Hacking for System Administrators3

Medical Informatics (Healthcare Information Systems)

For an IS Career Track in Medical Informatics, the student must complete both:
CPT 325Medical Informatics Technology3
CPT 425Medical Informatics Technology II3
Select two of the following:6
Web Mining and Information Retrieval
Usability & Measuring UX
User Experience Design
Wireless Networks
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Systems Analysis & Design

IS 373Content Management Systems3
IS 461Systems Simulation3
IS 663System Analysis and Design3
IS 685Enterprise Architecture and Integration3
CS 280Programming Language Concepts3
CS 288Intensive Programming in Linux3
CS 433Introduction to Linux Kernel Programming3
CS 490Guided Design in Software Engineering3
IT 335Introduction to .NET Framework3
IT 340Introduction to System Administration3
IT 490Systems Integration3

Intelligence & Decision Support

IS 392Web Mining and Information Retrieval3
IT 310E-commerce Technology3
IS 461Systems Simulation3
CS 370Introduction to Artificial Intelligence3
CS 434Advanced Database Systems3
IT 380Educational Software Design3

Web Systems

IS 117Introduction to Website Development3
IS 218Building Web Applications3
IS 322Mobile Applications: Design, Interface, Implementation3
IS 373Content Management Systems3
IS 392Web Mining and Information Retrieval3
IS 421Advanced Web Applications3
IT 310E-commerce Technology3
IS 448Usability & Measuring UX3
IS 683Web Systems Development3
IS 688Web Mining3
IS 690Web Services and Middleware3
IT 202Internet and Applications3
IT 302Advanced Internet Applications3

Information Systems Security, Auditing and Crisis Response

IS 681Computer Security Auditing3
IS 687Transaction Mining and Fraud Detection3
CS 357Fundamentals of Network Security3
CS 408Cryptography and Internet Security3
CS 458Technologies-Network Security3
IT 230Computer and Network Security3
IT 330Computer Forensic3
IT 331Privacy and Information Technology3
IT 332Digital Crime3
IT 430Ethical Hacking for System Administrators3

Human-Computer Interaction

IS 448Usability & Measuring UX3
IS 661User Experience Design3
IS 764Research Methods for Human-Centered Computing and Design3
IT 265Game Architecture and Design3
IT 201Information Design Techniques3
IT 266Game Modification Development3
or CS 266 Game Modification Development

Build Your Own Career Track

Students may construct a career track of 3-4 electives in consultation with their advisor.

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.