(120 credits minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
CS 100 Roadmap to Computing 3
Science Literacy GER 3
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
MATH 138 General Calculus I * 3
IS 117 Introduction to Website Development 3
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
ECON 201 Economics 3
IS 265 Introduction to Information Systems 3
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
ACCT 117
Principles Of Fin Accountng
or Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Science Literacy with Lab GER 4
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 1 3
IS 350 Computers, Society and Ethics 3
IT 310 E-Commerce Technology 3
IS 247 Designing the User Experience 3
General Elective 1 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
General Elective 2 3
IS 218 Building Web Applications 3
IS 344 Computing Applications in Business 3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
YWCC 207 Computing & Effective Com 1
IS 375 Discovering User Needs for UX 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
MGMT 216 Business Data Analytics 3
FIN 218 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
IS 390 Requirements Analysis and Systems Design 3
IS 331 Database Design Management and Applications 3
COM 312
Oral Presentations
or Technical Writing
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
HRM 301 Organizational Behavior 3
FIN 315 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
IT 120 Introduction to Network Technology 3
General Elective 3 2 3
YWCC 307 Professional Dev in Computing 1
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
MRKT 330 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 391 International Business 3
IE 492
Engineering Management
or Introduction to Entrepreneurship
IS 455 IS Mgmt & Business Processes 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 - IS
General Elective 4 2 3
General Elective 5 2 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits120

Students can also take MATH 111 (Calculus I) or MATH 101 (Foundations of Mathematics for the Liberal Arts) instead of MATH 138.


Math: We highly recommend MATH 111 Calculus I and MATH 333 Probability and Statistics  to replace MATH 138 General Calculus I and MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics, particularly for students contemplating advanced or graduate work in computing. We also encourage you to take MATH 112 Calculus II and one or more advanced statistics courses as free electives, such as MATH 341 Statistical Methods II or MATH 344 Regression Analysis, both of which require MATH 333 Probability and Statistics as a prerequisite. 


Independent Study (optionally leading to the Undergraduate Thesis Option): We encourage you to consider an independent study (IS 488) as part of your electives as juniors and seniors. You could then continue with an Undergraduate Thesis (IS 489), which optionally can substitute for IS 491 or IT 491. The thesis option is explained further on the Informatics Department web site. Please consult your advisor as early in your Moved from Y4S2 Moved to Y4S1 Old GUR studies as possible to plan appropriately for all of these opportunities

Curriculum Overview

Following is an overview of the curriculum.

Core Information Systems Courses
IS 265Introduction to Information Systems3
IT 310E-Commerce Technology3
IS 247Designing the User Experience3
IS 350Computers, Society and Ethics 13
IS 344Computing Applications in Business3
IS 390Requirements Analysis and Systems Design3
IS 375Discovering User Needs for UX3
IS 455IS Mgmt & Business Processes3
IS 465Advanced Information Systems3
IE 492Engineering Management3
or ENTR 210 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
IS 491Senior Project - IS3
Core Business Courses
ACCT 117Principles Of Fin Accountng3
ECON 201Economics3
MGMT 216Business Data Analytics3
FIN 218Financial Markets and Institutions3
HRM 301Organizational Behavior3
FIN 315Fundamentals of Corporate Finance3
MRKT 330Principles of Marketing3
MGMT 391International Business3
Technical Foundation Courses
CS 100Roadmap to Computing3
IS 117Introduction to Website Development3
IS 218Building Web Applications3
IS 331Database Design Management and Applications3
IT 120Introduction to Network Technology3
Career Building Courses
YWCC 107Computing as a Career1
YWCC 207Computing & Effective Com1
YWCC 307Professional Dev in Computing1

Students may take  IS 350 Computers, Society and Ethics

 See the General Education Requirements  “Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information for GER courses"

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.