(120 credit minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
CS 100 Roadmap to Computing 3
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
IS 117 Introduction to Website Development 3
MATH 138 General Calculus I * 3
Science Literacy GER 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CS 113 Introduction to Computer Science 3
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
IS 265 Introduction to Information Systems 3
IS 247 Designing the User Experience 3
Science Literacy with Lab GER 4
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
General Elective 1 3
IT 114
Advanced Programming for Information Technology
or Introduction to Computer Science II
IS 218 Building Web Applications 3
IS 350 Computers, Society and Ethics 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 1 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
YWCC 207 Computing & Effective Com 1
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
IS 375 Discovering User Needs for UX 3
IS 219 Adv Website Development 3
IS 344 Computing Applications in Business 3
General Elective 2 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
COM 312
Oral Presentations
or Technical Writing
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
IS 331 Database Design Management and Applications 3
IS 390 Requirements Analysis and Systems Design 3
IS 448 Usability & Measuring UX 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
YWCC 307 Professional Dev in Computing 1
General Elective 3 2 3
IS 322 Mobile Applications: Design, Interface, Implementation 3
IS 333 Social Network Analysis 3
IS 373 Content Management Systems 3
IS 392 Web Mining and Information Retrieval 3
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
General Elective 4 2 3
IE 492
Engineering Management
or Introduction to Entrepreneurship
IS 421 Advanced Web Applications 3
IT 310 E-Commerce Technology 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
General Elective 5 2 3
General Elective 6 2 3
Select one of the following: 3
Senior Project - IS
or IT Capstone Project
IS 465 Advanced Information Systems 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits120

Math: Math: We highly recommend MATH 333 Probability and Statistics to replace MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics, particularly for students contemplating advanced or graduate work in computing. We also encourage you to take 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 studies as possible to plan appropriately for all of these opportunities.


Student can take MATH 111  (Calculus I) instead of MATH 138 (General Calculus I)

Curriculum Overview

Core Web Courses
IS 117Introduction to Website Development3
IS 218Building Web Applications3
IS 219Adv Website Development3
IS 373Content Management Systems3
IS 322Mobile Applications: Design, Interface, Implementation3
IS 392Web Mining and Information Retrieval3
IS 421Advanced Web Applications3
IS 333Social Network Analysis3
Core Information Systems Courses
IS 265Introduction to Information Systems3
IT 310E-Commerce Technology3
IS 247Designing the User Experience3
IS 344Computing Applications in Business3
IS 390Requirements Analysis and Systems Design3
IS 375Discovering User Needs for UX3
IS 448Usability & Measuring UX3
IS 465Advanced Information Systems3
IE 492Engineering Management3
or ENTR 210 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
IS 491Senior Project - IS3
Technical Foundation Courses
CS 100Roadmap to Computing3
CS 113Introduction to Computer Science3
IS 331Database Design Management and Applications3
IT 114Advanced Programming for Information Technology3
or CS 114 Introduction to Computer Science II
Career Building Courses
YWCC 107Computing as a Career1
YWCC 207Computing & Effective Com1
YWCC 307Professional Dev in Computing1


BS WIS majors are encouraged to take technical electives within the Ying Wu College of Computing, 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 Ying Wu College of Computing.

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.