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BS in Information Systems

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS) emphasizes the efficient design and use of information and information technologies. The BSIS curriculum has no single application focus. It is directed to the art and science of managing information in all application environments. Students learn how to determine information needs, design appropriate information systems, manage those systems, and measure the systems performance. The emphasis is on the users of computers, and on building professional-level information system skills.

The BSIS program

  • Provides the skills and knowledge needed to design, create, manage, and effectively use modern information systems
  • Meets the growing demand for individuals skilled in the development of information systems and the management of information
  • Often leads to Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst, Network and Computer Systems Administrator, and/or Database Administrator positions - some of the fastest-growing careers in the U.S.
  • Five-year program with three six-month periods of Co-op employment or four-year program with one six-month Co-op 

BS in Information Systems Program Educational Objectives

Within three to five years of graduating, alumni of the program are expected to achieve one or more of the following milestones:

  1. Be valued contributors to private or public organizations as demonstrated by promotions, increased responsibility, or other professional recognition
  2. Contribute to professional knowledge as demonstrated by published papers, technical reports, patents, or conference presentations
  3. Succeed in continuing professional development as demonstrated by completion of graduate studies or professional certifications
  4. Demonstrate commitment and leadership within their profession and community as demonstrated by professional and community activity or contributions towards society's greater good and prosperity

BS in Information Systems Student Outcomes

The program enables students to attain, by the time of graduation:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  10. An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment
Additional Information
  • The BSIS is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • A complete list of the BS in Information Systems student outcomes may also be viewed on Drexel's Undergraduate Catalog.

BSIS Degree Course Requirements & Descriptions

Please visit Drexel's Undergraduate Catalog for course requirements and descriptions. To find out when courses are offered, please visit Drexel'sTerm Master Schedule.

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