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Information Systems

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in information systems.

Description of Program

Information Systems (IS) is more than just computer programming; it is about meeting the needs of customers through the effective use of technology. Drake’s IS program provides students with the technical skills that industry requires of its employees plus an understanding of how businesses work. This clearly differentiates the IS program from the purely technical orientation of a Computer Science major.

Requirements for Major

The information systems major requires 21 credits of core courses and 6 credits of student's chosen business track.

The basic core courses of the information systems major include:

  • Information Systems 44 (IT Applications for Business)
  • Information Systems 50 (COBOL Programming)
  • Computer Science 65 (Introduction to Computer Science I)
  • Information Systems 80 (Visual Basic)
  • Information Systems 101 (Information Systems and Electronic Commerce)
  • Information Systems 145 (Website Programming)
  • Information Systems 160 (Database Systems)
  • Information Systems 172 (Data Communications)
  • Information Systems 180 (Information Systems Analysis and Development)

All candidates must also satisfy the requirements of the Drake Curriculum.

Information systems majors must select a track consisting of six credit hours from a single discipline in business other than information systems. It is suggested the track courses are taken during a student's senior year. The student’s adviser must approve the track selections.

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