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Web and Information Systems
Administered By: Department of Information Systems, College of Computing Sciences, Guttenberg InformationTechnologies Center, Room 5500. For more details, please visit the IS web page at http://is.njit.edu
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Administration
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Chair, Information Systems Department wu
Director of Undergraduate HCI Program qjones
Director of Undergraduate IS Programs llin
Director of Master's Programs bieber
Director of Emergency Management & Business Continuity chumer
Director of PhD Program bieber

Administration
Chair, Information Systems Department Yi-fang Wu
Director of Undergraduate HCI Program Quentin Jones
Director of Undergraduate IS Programs Lin Lin
Director of Master's Programs Michael P. Bieber
Director of Emergency Management & Business Continuity Michael J. Chumer
Director of PhD Program Michael P. Bieber

Faculty
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Professors Emeriti hiltz, Marilyn Tremai,Scher, Turoff
Professors Bieber,Deek
Associate Professors qjones,Recce,Wu
Assistant Professors Lian Duan,Songhua Xu
Senior University Lecturers egan,llin,kwilliam

Faculty
Professors Emeriti S R. Hiltz, Marilyn Tremai, Julian M. Scher, Murray Turoff
Professors Michael P. Bieber, Fadi Deek
Associate Professors Quentin Jones, Michael L. Recce, Yi-fang Wu
Assistant Professors Lian Duan, Songhua Xu
Senior University Lecturers Richard W. Egan, Lin Lin, Keith A. Williams

Advisors
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Advisor B.A./ B.S. adacks,golsen,chenness,mbell
Advisor M.S. golsen
Advisor Ph.D. bieber

Advisors
Advisor B.A./ B.S. Amanda D. Ackerman, George W. Olsen, Casey L. Hennessey, Michele Bell
Advisor M.S. George W. Olsen
Advisor Ph.D. Michael P. Bieber
 

Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://abet.org

Information systems (IS) are computer systems that support business operations, management, and decision making in organizations. IS are an integral part of virtually every work environment and play a critical role in running organizations. They are the heart of the internet-based economy.  IS and the Web are deeply intertwined. Most IS are now Web systems, and Web applications must interact with a company’s IS, such as its database, analysis and customer systems. Web and IS enable people to access the information they need, to collaborate, make informed decisions, and perform their jobs and personal activities effectively. 

The field of Information Systems bridges computing and business.  Web and IS professionals serve as the critical link between the technical and business areas of an organization.  They collaborate to solve problems, and then design, analyze, implement, deploy and evaluate the computing systems that drive the modern enterprise.  Web and IS professionals are thus among the most essential individuals in an organization, building and managing the systems upon which the enterprise survives and thrives.

BS in Web & Information Systems

Students will gain a strong practical focus in designing, developing and evaluating web and mobile systems, in addition to learning about databases, application development tools, software use and evaluation, management information and decision support systems.  The program concludes with a capstone project with a major local company. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that IS jobs are among the highest paying and fastest growing in the nation.  Jobs in this field include web analyst, web developer, interactive media designer and application systems analyst.

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B.S. in Web and Information Systems 129 credit minimum 9
 
B.S. in Web and Information Systems (129 credit minimum)

FIRST YEAR:
1st Semester: (17 credits)

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.

cs100,is117,hum101,{Elective; Science ;3-0-3},math138[p1],cs107
  CS 100Roadmap to Computing (3-0-3)
  IS 117Introduction to Website Development (3-0-3)
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
  Elective (Science) (3-0-3) 
 * Math 138General Calculus I (3-0-3)
  CS 107Computing as a Career (1-0-1)
2nd Semester: (16 credits) cs113,is217,is265,hum102,{Elective;Science with Lab;3-1-4},{PE;Physical Education;0-1-1}
  CS 113Introduction to Computer Science (3-0-3)
  IS 217Advanced Website Development (3-0-3)
  IS 265Introduction to Information Systems (3-0-3)
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
  Elective (Science with Lab) (3-1-4) 
  PE (Physical Education) (0-1-1) 
SECOND YEAR:
1st Semester: (16 credits) is218,is247,it310,math105[p1],{PE;Physical Education;0-1-1}
  IS 218Building Web Applications (3-0-3)
  IS 247Designing the User Experience (3-0-3)
  IT 310E-commerce Technology (3-0-3)
 * Math 105Elementary Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
  PE (Physical Education) (0-1-1) 
2nd Semester: (16 credits) is344,is373,{hum211|hum212|hist213},{eps202|econ201},{Elective;General Elective;3-0-3},cs207
  IS 344Computing Applications in Business (3-0-3)
  IS 373Web Standards (3-0-3)
 HUM 211The Pre-Modern World (3-0-3) or
 HUM 212The Modern World (3-0-3) or
 Hist 213 The Twentieth-Century World (3-0-3)
 EPS 202Society, Technology, and the Environment (3-0-3) or
 Econ 201Economics (3-0-3)
  Elective (General Elective) (3-0-3) 
  CS 207Computing and Effective Communication (1-0-1)
THIRD YEAR:
1st Semester: (18 credits) is322,is331,is350,{eng352|eng340},is390,{Elective;General Elective;3-0-3}
  IS 322Mobile Applications: Design, Interface, Implementation (3-0-3)
  IS 331Database Design Management and Applications (3-0-3)
  IS 350Computers, Society and Ethics (3-0-3)
 Eng 352Technical Writing (3-0-3) or
 Eng 340Oral Presentations (3-0-3)
  IS 390Requirements Analysis and Systems Design (3-0-3)
  Elective (General Elective) (3-0-3) 
2nd Semester: (15 credits) is392,is375,cs356,{Elective;Social Science GUR;3-1-4},{Elective;General Elective;3-0-3}
  IS 392Web Mining and Information Retrieval (3-0-3)
  IS 375Evaluating the User Experience (3-0-3)
  CS 356Introduction to Computer Networks (3-0-3)
  Elective (Social Science GUR) (3-1-4) 
  Elective (General Elective) (3-0-3) 
FOURTH YEAR:
1st Semester: (16 credits) is421,is465,{ie492|mgmt390},{Elective;HSS Capstone Seminar;3-0-3},{Elective;General Elective;3-0-3},cs407
  IS 421Advanced Web Applications (3-0-3)
  IS 465Advanced Information Systems (3-0-3)
 IE 492Engineering Management (3-0-3) or
 Mgmt 390Principles of Management (3-0-3)
  Elective (HSS Capstone Seminar) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (General Elective) (3-0-3) 
  CS 407Professional Development in Computing (1-0-1)
2nd Semester: (15 credits) {cs491|is491|it491},is333,is455,{Elective;Upper Lit/Phil/Hist/STS elective;3-0-3},{Elective; General Elective;3-0-3}
 CS 491Senior Project (3-0-3) or
 IS 491Senior Project (3-0-3) or
 IT 491 IT Capstone Project (3-0-3)
  IS 333Social Networking: Application and Interface Design (3-0-3)
  IS 455Information Systems Management (3-0-3)
  Elective (Upper Lit/Phil/Hist/STS elective) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (General Elective) (3-0-3) 

Electives

BS WIS majors are encouraged to take technical electives within the College of Computing Sciences, as well as web-related graphics and communications electives offered by Humanities (COM and ENG) and the School of Architecture. Students can also use 5-6 electives to pursue a minor within or outside the College of Computing Sciences.

Note

* Math: Math 111 and Math 333 are highly recommended to replace Math 138 and Math 105, particularly for students contemplating advanced or graduate work in computing. These students also are encouraged to take Math 112 (Calculus II) and one or more advanced statistics courses as free electives, such as Math 341 (Statistics), Math 344 (Regression Analysis), Math 334 (Operations Research) and Math 443 (Statistical Methods), all of which require Math 333 as a prerequisite.

Curriculum Overview

Following is an overview of the curriculum.The full curriculum is in the next section.

Core Web Courses

Semester

Course #

Title

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IS 117

Introduction to Website Development

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IS 217

Advanced Website Development

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IS 218

Building Web Applications

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IS 373

Web Standards

5

IS 322

Mobile Applications: Design, Interface, Implementation

6

IS 392

Web Mining and Information Retrieval

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IS 421

Advanced Web Applications

8

IS 333

Social Networking: Apps and Interface Design

Core Information Systems Courses

Semester

Course #

Title

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IS 265

Introduction to Information Systems

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IT 310

E-Commerce Technology

3

IS 247

Designing the User Experience

4

IS 344

Computing Applications in Business

5

IS 390

Requirements Analysis and Systems Design

6

IS 375

Evaluating the User Experience

7

IS 465

Advanced Information Systems

7

IE 492

Engineering Management (Project Management)

8

IS 455

Information Systems Management

8

IS 491

Senior Capstone Project

Technical Foundation Courses

Semester

Course #

Title

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CS 100

Roadmap to Computing

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CS 113

Introduction to Computer Science

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IS 331

Database Design, Management and Applications

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CS 356

Introduction to Computer Networks

Career Building Courses

Semester

Course #

Title

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CS 107

Computing as a Career

4

CS 207

Computing and Effective Communication

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CS 407

Professional Development in Computing



 


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