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Information Systems

The information on this page pertains to students who were admitted to Drake during the 2018-2019 academic year or were admitted to Drake prior to the 2018-2019 academic year and declared a change to the 2018-2019 catalog requirements.

Students can view the catalog year to which they belong by viewing MyDUSIS > Student Services & Financial Aid tab > Student Records link > View Student Information link. Students who do not belong to the 2018-2019 academic catalog should use the navigation menu on the left of this page to consult the requirements of their particular catalog.

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Overview

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 Information Systems Major

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

The basic core courses of the information systems major include:

Course Credits
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I 3
IS 080 - Visual Basic 3
IS 114 - Advanced IT Applications for Business 3
IS 145 - Website Technology 3
IS 150 - Network Management 3
IS 160 - Database Management 3
Choose nine credits from any of the tracks below.  Tracks must be approved by student's advisor.
Accounting: ACCT 001-199 (except ACCT 041 and ACCT 042) 9
Actuarial Science: ACTS 001-199 9
Finance: FIN 001-199 (except FIN 101) 9
Insurance
INS 051 - Personal Risk Management 3
INS 151 - Group Insurance and Private Persons 3
INS 161 - Insurance Company Operations 3
Management: MGMT 001-199 (except MGMT 110 and MGMT 120) 9
Marketing: MKTG 001-199 (except MKGT 101) 9

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


Requirements for Information Systems Joint Major

A joint major in Information Systems and another discipline provides students with an opportunity to study Information Systems and another, usually complementary subject in some depth.

The courses below must be completed for a joint major with Information Systems.  Other courses required depend on what second major gets paired with actuarial science for a joint major.

Course Credits
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I 3
IS 080 - Visual Basic 3
IS 114 - Advanced IT Applications for Business 3
IS 145 - Website Technology 3
IS 150 - Network Management 3
IS 160 - Database Management 3

Requirements for Information Systems Concentration

The information systems concentration provides students with an opportunity to enhance their ability to use information technology to solve business problems. The courses in the concentration focus on increasing skills for business end users and are a great addition to any business major.

Course Credits
Choose three of the following five courses:
IS 080 – Visual Basic 3
IS 114 – Advanced IT Applications for Business 3
IS 145 – Website Technology 3
IS 150 – Network Management 3
IS 160 – Database Management 3

A GPA of 2.00 in the three courses is required to receive credit for the concentration.

 


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