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Information Systems (BS)

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General Education Requirements (48 Hours)

Area I - Written Composition (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  EH 101

  2. 3 hours:  EH 102 or EH 105

Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  CA 110

  2. 3 hours from:  EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236

  3. 3 hours from:  ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARS 101, DRA 110, MUL 101

  4. 3 hours from:  AFR 101, ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 203, ARS 101, CLA 110, DRA 110, EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236, LG 101, LG 102, LG 111, LG 112, LG 121, LG 122, LG 131, LG 132, LG 141, LG 142, LG 151, LG 152, LG 153, LG 171, LG 172, LG 173, LG 201, LG 202, LG 211, LG 212, LG 213, LG 221, LG 222, LG 231, LG 232, LG 234, LG 241, LG 242, 251, LG 252, LG 271, LG 272, LG 273, LGS 101, LGS 102, LGS 106, LGS 107, LGS 110, LGS 111, LGS 131, LGS 141, LGS 142, LGS 161, LGS 162, LGS 171, LGS 172, LGS 181, LGS 182, LGS 201, LGS 202, LGS 206, LGS 207, LGS 210, LGS 211, LGS 241, LGS 242, LGS 261, LGS 262, LGS 281, LGS 282, MUL 101, PHL 110, PHL 120, PHL 121, PHL 131, PHL 231, PHL 240, REL 100, REL 200, REL 201

Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3 Courses & Labs, 11-14 Hours)

  1. 3-4 hours from:  *MA 120, MA 125, MA 126

  2. 8-10 hours from:  AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY 112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L

Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136

  2. 9 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, CA 100, CA 211, CJ 105, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO 114, GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136, IS 100, IST 201, NAS 101, PSC 130, PSY 120, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112

Area V (12 Hours)

  1.  3 hours from:  *BUS 245 or ST 210

  2. 3 hours from:  *BUS 255 or ST 340

  3. 3 hours:  CA 275

  4. 3 hours from:  *EH 372 (W) or EH 373 (W)

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Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136

Major Requirements (62 Hours)

Information Systems Core (11 Courses, 32 Hours)

  1. 32 hours: CIS 115, CIS 300, CIS 321, CIS 324, ISC 245, ISC 272, ISC 285, ISC 360ISC 361, ISC 462, ISC 475

Capstone (2 Courses, 3 Hours)

  1. 3 credit hours: CIS 497 (W) or CIS 499

  2. 0 hours:  CIS 498

Information Systems Environment (5 Courses, 15 Hours)

  1. 9 hours:  ACC 211, ECO 215, MGT 300

  2. 6 hours of 200-499 approved electives from:  ACC, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT

Information Systems electives (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 12 hours of approved electives from:
    Advanced Data Management:  *ISC 472, *ITE 474, *ITE 490
    Health Informatics Core:  HI 300, HI 410, HI 450, HI 455
    ITE Web:  ITE 375, ITE 380, ITE 453, ITE 482
    ITE Networking:  ITE 382, ITE 384, ITE 476, ITE 484
    ITE Digital Forensics:  CJ 223, ITE 372, ITE 373, ITE 473

 

Minor Requirements (0 Hours)

A minor is not required for this degree program


Notes:

* Recommended Course

 


Additional Information

Courses in the Major Requirements must be completed with a minimum grade of “C”. 

  

Information Systems (BS): (120 Total Hours)

First Year - Fall Semester

 Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 101 English Compostion I 3
CA 110 Public Speaking 3
MA 120 Calculus & Its Applications 3
ISC 245 IS in Organizations 3
CIS 101 Freshman Seminar CIS 2
     
      Total Hours 14

First Year - Spring Semester

 Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 102 English Composition 3
CA 275  Decision Making-Small Groups 3
ACC 211  Accounting Principles 3
CIS 115 Beginning Programming 4
Social Science 1 Social Science 1 3
     
      Total Hours 16 

Second Year - Fall Semester

 Course ID Course Description Hours
ISC 285 Intermediate Programming 3
ISC 272  System Architecture 3
ECO 215 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Statistics 1 Statistics 1 3
Natural Science Elective Natural Science Elective 4
     
      Total Hours 16

Second Year - Spring Semester

 Course ID Course Description Hours
CIS 324 Database Design & Development
CIS 321 Data Comm & Networking 3
ISC 360 Info Sys Analysis & Design (W) 3
Statistics 2 Statistics 2 3
Natural Science Elective Natural Science Elective 4
     
      Total Hours 16

Third Year - Fall Semester

 Course ID Course Description Hours
ISC 361  Data for Information Systems 3
CIS 300 Info Tech in Society 1
Information Systems Elective 1 Information Systems Elective 1 3
MGT 300  Management Theory & Practice 3
EH 372 Technical Writing (W) 3
History History 3
     
      Total Hours 16

Third Year - Spring Semester

 Course ID Course Description Hours
ISC 475 IS Project Management 3
Information Systems Elective 2  Information Systems Elective 2 3
Social Science 2 Social Science 2 3
Art/Drama/Music Art/Drama/Music 3
Approved General Elective Approved General Elective 3
     
     
      Total Hours 15

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

 Course ID Course Description Hours
ISC 462 IS Strategy & Policy 3
IS Elective 3 IS Elective 3 3
Fine & Perf Arts Elective  Fine & Perf Arts Elective 3
Literature Literature 3
Business Elective 1 Business Elective 1  3
     
      Total Hours 15

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

 Course ID Course Description Hours
CIS 497 Senior Capstone Experience (W) 3
CIS 498 CIS Senior Seminar 0
IS Elective 4 IS Elective 4  3
Business Elective 2 Business Elective 2 3
Approved General Elective Approved General Elective 3
     
      Total Hours 12
Notes
 *Recommended Course
**See Degree Requirements
Department of Information Systems and Technology Staff 
Senior Instructor, Information Technology Degree Program Coordinator, and Department Chair Mrs. Angela M. Clark
Professor, Information Systems Coordinator Dr. Jeffrey P. Landry
Associate Professor, Health Informatics Program Coordinator Dr. Matt Campbell

Department of Information Systems and Technology website
https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/soc/cist

Information Systems

Computer-based information systems have become a critical part of products, services, and management of organizations. The Information Systems discipline centers on the development of systems that will improve the performance of people in organizations. Information systems are vital to problem identification, analysis, and decision making at all levels of management. Information Systems professionals must analyze the evolving role of information and organizational processes. Their work includes the design, implementation and maintenance of the information systems that form the backbone of today's global economy. Information Systems professionals distinguish themselves by integrating technology into business. Information Systems graduates pursue professional careers as application developers, database analysts, business analysts and into managerial positions. The combination of business, technical, and interpersonal skills are what recruiters demand of Information Systems professionals.

Health Informatics

Technology is revolutionizing the way that healthcare is delivered both in the United States and around the world. The Health Informatics discipline focuses on improving patient care and outcomes through the use of information systems. Health Informaticists accomplish this in three main ways: supporting the healthcare provider, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare organization, and empowering the patient to be more involved in their own care. Health Informatics graduates pursue professional careers with hospitals, large clinics, healthcare software vendors, and various state and federal agencies. The combination of healthcare, technical, and interpersonal skills allow HI graduates to enter these organizations and be productive immediately without the additional training that other traditional technologists may require. Health Informatics is a rapidly growing field that provides graduates who save lives and impact society through the use of technology. 

Information Technology

Information technology professionals utilize state-of-the-art, computer-based tools to deliver today’s rapidly evolving computing technology to knowledge workers in widely diverse situations. The information technologist must be prepared to work in the complex network and World-Wide-Web environments to meet the needs of the end users in today’s organizations. These tasks require bringing solutions together using the different technologies developed by the computer engineers, computer scientists, and information scientists.