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Information Systems is an evolving scientific area of study that bridges the gap between business and computer science.
Networks of computers extend human brainpower by creating modes of communication and record keeping that are at once more complex and more convenient than ever before. To be effective, these systems must aid and enhance our business, government and service organizations, which requires a careful understanding of the factors controlling human interactions, as well as the technical potential and limitations of computer systems.
The Department of Computer and Information Sciences offers students a Bachelor of Science major in Information Systems (INSY-BS), which combines business and information technology subjects. The major addresses student demand for courses oriented toward the design of new software systems for business and consumer needs. Students enrolled in the major must fulfill a set of major courses along with 1) a set of business courses (referred to as the business core) and 2) a set of information systems courses (referred to as the information systems core).
The business core emphasizes management and marketing issues. Students are prepared for careers in management and financial matters through courses in accounting, finance, operations management, organizational behavior, and marketing.
The information core stresses the use of computing technology in solving business problems.
Course work includes technological problem solving and project management, as well as a selection of advanced computer science courses designed to prepare students for careers in programming, business telecommunication networks, system development, database systems, and software engineering.
Areas of study
- Operations management
- Organizational behavior
- Business telecommunication networks
- System development
- Database systems
- Software engineering
- Master of Science
- Master of Science in Software Engineering
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
- Certificate in Computational Science and Engineering
- Master of Business Administration
What’s special about this program?
Over 30% of the CIS faculty are University Excellence in Teaching award winners, and most classes are 40 students or less by junior and senior year. We offer undergraduate research opportunities (academic year and summers) and the potential for study abroad earning CIS credit. Each student has access to a full-time faculty advisor, and majors are customizable through the concentration and technical electives. Students benefit from team project experience through participation on programming teams like ACM and Supercomputing. In addition, service learning opportunities allow students to develop learning games on the XO to broaden participation in computing.
Alpha Omega Epsilon
Computer Animation and Game Design
Deep Roots Outreach Program
Engineers Without Borders
Linux Users Group
National Society of Black Engineers
Sigma Phi Delta
Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Society of Women Engineers
Tau Beta Pi
UD ACM-W Student Chapter (CIS-ters)