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CIS Department
Simon B. Elliott Hall
Mansfield, PA 16933

Jaesung Sim, Chairperson
Arlene Brown, Secretary

Phone: 570-662-4481
Fax: 570-662-4137

B.S. Information Systems Degree

BS Computer & Information Science, Information Systems Track

The B.S. Information Systems concentration focuses on the system and business aspects of computing. Many students also declare a business-related minor or, with a modest number of additional courses, complete a dual major in Business Administration.

Goals and Outcomes

Listed below are the Goals (Program Educational Objectives) and related Student Learning Outcomes (Program Outcomes) for the program leading to the B.S. degree in Information Systems.

1. To provide graduates with a thorough comprehension of the key principles of information systems and the application of those principles.

Related Student Learning Outcomes:

1-1. Students will demonstrate understanding and apply knowledge of computer organization and architecture.
1-2. Students will demonstrate proficiency in programming using a high-level language.
1-3. Students will demonstrate understanding of data structures.
1-4. Students will demonstrate understanding of the processes that support the delivery and management of information systems.
1-5. Students will demonstrate understanding of networking and data communications.
1-6. Students will demonstrate an awareness of the dynamic nature of the information systems field and recognize the need for continuing professional development.
1-7. Students will apply principles and practices for systems analysis and design to a major project.
1-8. Students will employ these principles in solving a variety of problems.

2. To provide graduates with an appropriate augmenting framework of applicable knowledge and skills from the mathematical, business, and communication disciplines.

Related Student Learning Outcomes:

2-1. Students will understand and apply the concepts of statistics, discrete mathematics, and continuous mathematics.
2-2. Students will demonstrate familiarity with and apply fundamental business and accounting principles.
2-3. Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, with a range of audiences.
2-4. Students will function effectively on teams.
2-5. Students will demonstrate the ability to manage a significant project.

3. To develop the total person, one with intellectual curiosity, mature judgment, and a commitment to the betterment of society.

Related Student Learning Outcomes:

3-1. Students will demonstrate familiarity with basic ideas and contemporary issues in the social sciences and humanities.
3-2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the social impact of computing.
3-3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of ethical issues emerging out of computing.

4. To prepare students for a successful career in information systems and related fields.

Related Student Learning Outcomes:

4-1. Students will be prepared for self-directed continuing professional development.
4-2. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and capabilities necessary for pursuing a professional career.