Mar 23, 2019  
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems (BS)

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The major in information systems emphasizes applying computer technology to one of a choice of business fields. Courses cover fundamentals of information technology and programming skills to provide a foundation of essential conceptual knowledge and practical experience. The information systems major consists of a cluster of computer science courses, a cluster of mathematics courses, and a choice of one of the allied areas of specialization.

To graduate with the bachelor of science degree in information systems, the student must earn at least a 2.000 quality point average in courses in the major, and at least a 2.000 quality point average over all courses. The courses listed below as Other Required Courses are not included in the major quality point average. Courses taken elsewhere than Slippery Rock University are not counted in either quality point average.

Note: For transfer students to earn the bachelor of science degree with a major in information systems, the required course work for the major must include a minimum of three computer science courses (9 credits) at the 200-level or above, at least two of which must be at the 300 level or above, and completed at Slippery Rock University.

Requirements for the Major - Credits: 54-56

Business Environment Electives - Credits: 6

Choose any 2 upper division courses (300 level or above) from a single area within the School of Business (ACCT, ECON, FIN, MGMT or MRKT). See Major Curriculum Guide for course selections.

Area of Interest Electives - Credits: 9-10

See your department chairperson or academic adviser for course selection. Areas of interest include: Business, Geographic Information Systems, Health Services Administration, Programming, Safety, Security, and Web Technologies.

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