ISC Program Objectives and Outcomes

Educational Objectives for Information Systems Graduates
The Bachelor of Science program in Information Systems produces graduates who are able to:
Succeed as skilled, competent information systems professionals.
Apply knowledge and skill in one or more information systems specialty areas, such as data management, application development, systems analysis and design, networking, life cycle methodologies, and project management.
Demonstrate effective interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills.
Leverage information technology for improving performance, adding business value, and helping individuals, groups, and organizations achieve their goals in a competitive, global environment.
Thrive in a dynamic business and technological environment by improving one's competencies, assisting in the continuous learning of others, and developing pragmatic solutions with innovativeness, agility and speed.
Exemplify a responsible, ethical professional, safeguarding information assets, and serving the well-being of one's organization, profession, community, and society.
Learning Outcomes for Information Systems Majors
The learning outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems program, adapted from those specified by the Computing Accreditation Criteria, for Accrediting Computing Programs. Appendix A, (see http://www.abet.org), enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
An understanding of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
An ability to communicate effectively.
An ability to analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society, including ethical, legal, security, and global policy issues.
Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.
Accreditation
The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.