Information Systems Program

Students who graduate with a degree in information systems have a valuable skill set that combines computer programming, applied computer science, and business. Some examples of jobs enjoyed by folks with this degree include: information systems manager, IT consultant, systems analyst, database administrator. Students graduating with this degree find themselves fitting just as comfortably in a board room as they do in the back office. This degree has another advantage in that it flows seamlessly into HSU’s MBA program.

As with our other computing degrees, our goal is that every student graduates as a skilled, independent problem-solver with broad, relevant “hard” skills accompanied by valuable “soft” skills. To this end, our courses combine theory and practice in the context of the broader university mission of providing an education enlightened by faith.

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Majors

  • Information Systems (B.B.A.)

Minors

Why study Information Systems at HSU?

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Path to MBA

Students who want to get a master’s degree can get a start on HSU’s MBA program before they graduate with their BBA.

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Well Rounded

We require every student in Information Systems to take a minimum of 2 semesters of computer programming.

Career Preparation

Computer and information systems managers often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

Program Details

Required Courses

  • CSCI 1320 Program Design I
  • CSCI 2320 Program Design II
  • CSCI 3324 Networking
  • CSCI 4320 Database Systems
  • CSCI 4322 Info Systems Analysis & Design
  • CSCI upper level elective, 3 hours
  • Business upper-level credits, 6 hours

All HSU students are eligible for the program.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (April 2018), the median annual wage for computer and information systems managers with 5 years of experience is $139,220. Database administrators report a median income of $87,020. The same source indicates that employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.