Information Systems - Bachelor of Business Administration

Every candidate for this major must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the general education common core, College of Business foundation and business core, Viewing a Wider World requirements and general electives.

Please note that some of the courses listed may have a prerequisite which would require a student to take an additional course. Substitutions for some of these courses may be considered if a student makes this request to the department.

Course Requirements

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Grades of C- or better are required in general education communications courses.
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
Choose one from the following:4
Composition I4
Composition I Honors4
Composition I Multilingual4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communications Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra (Foundation Requirement) 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Macroeconomic Principles (Credits are counted in Business Core)3
Microeconomics Principles (Credits are counted in Business Core)3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 2
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
MATH 1430GApplications of Calculus I (Foundation Requirement)3
Viewing a Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Foundation Requirements 4
Choose one from the following:3
If MATH 1350G is taken before MATH 1220G then the Statistics course will satisfy the Area II Requirement and MATH 1220G must be taken as a foundation requirement 1
Introduction to Statistics (Foundation Requirement)3
Statistical Applications (Foundation Requirement - doesn't count as Gen.Ed )3
Business Core: Lower Division (minimum grades of C- required)
ACCT 2110Principles of Accounting I (not recommended for freshman year)3
ACCT 2120Principles of Accounting II3
BCIS 1110Introduction to Information Systems3
BUSA 1110Intro to Business3
Business Core: Upper Division
BCIS 338Business Information Systems I3
BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business3
BFIN 341Financial Analysis and Markets3
MGMT 309Human Behavior in Organizations3
MGMT 449Strategic Management3
MKTG 303Principles of Marketing3
Choose one from the following:3
Enterprise Resource Planning3
Production and Operations Management3
Project Management in Organizations3
Upper division Economics or Applied Statistics elective from the following prefixes: A ST (excluding A ST 311), ECON3
Upper Division Business elective from the following prefixes: A ST, ACCT, B A, BCIS, BLAW, ECON, ENTR, BFIN, I B, MGMT, MKTG (excluding A ST 311)3
Major Courses
BCIS 321Introduction to Software Development and Programming3
BCIS 350Information Systems Analysis and Design3
BCIS 461Business Analytics I3
BCIS 475Database Management Systems3
Select 12 credits of Information Systems Electives12
Business Analytics II3
E-Commerce Security3
Management of Information Security3
Selected Topics1-3
Introduction to Digital Forensics and Incident Response3
Computer Networking I3
Computer Networking II3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 516
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 1110G Rhetoric and Composition. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MATH 1220G College Algebra (C- or better) 1 3
BUSA 1110 Intro to Business (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 4
Composition I (C- or better) 1  
Composition I Honors (C- or better) 1  
Composition I Multilingual (for multicultural/international students only and a C- or better) 1  
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 1430G Applications of Calculus I 1 3
BCIS 1110 Introduction to Information Systems (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture (C- or better)  
Introduction to Communication (C- or better)  
Public Speaking (C- or better)  
Introduction to Communications Honors (C- or better)  
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Statistics (C- or better) 1  
Statistical Applications (C- or better) 1  
ECON 2110G Macroeconomic Principles (counts towards Area IV Gen.Ed and a C- or better) 1 3
ACCT 2110 Principles of Accounting I (C- or better) 3
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication (counts towards Area I Gen.Ed, and a C- or better) 1 3
Elective Course 3 4
 Credits16
Spring
Elective Course 3 3
ECON 2120G Microeconomics Principles (counts towards Area IV Gen.Ed, and a C- or better) 1 3
ACCT 2120 Principles of Accounting II (C- or better) 1 3
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
BCIS 321 Introduction to Software Development and Programming 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
BCIS 338 Business Information Systems I 1 3
BCIS 350 Information Systems Analysis and Design 1 3
MKTG 303 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 309 Human Behavior in Organizations 3
Information Systems Elective Course 1,5 3
 Credits15
Spring
BCIS 475 Database Management Systems 1 3
Information Systems Elective Course 1, 5 3
BLAW 316 Legal Environment of Business 3
BFIN 341 Financial Analysis and Markets 1 3
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
BCIS 461 Business Analytics I 3
Information Systems Elective Course 1, 5 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Enterprise Resource Planning 1  
Production and Operations Management 1  
Project Management in Organizations 1  
ECON or A ST Upper-Division Elective Course (excluding A ST 311) 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15
Spring
Information Systems Elective Course 1, 5 3
Elective Course 3 3
MGMT 449 Strategic Management 1 3
Any Business Upper-Division Elective Course (excluding A ST 311) 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120