The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Systems (IS) prepares students for the different and challenging tasks facing information technology professionals. The students in this program acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in information technology careers. Areas of study include computer networking, overview of operating systems, e-commerce, database management, Web design, systems development and object-oriented programming.
Students in this program study the organizational, technological, economic and societal aspects of IS. Course work in this program emphasizes hands-on skills including networking, object-oriented programming, Web design and systems development. Students are also introduced to information technology certification. Students completing the program will be well grounded in the fundamentals of current and emerging information technologies.
The IS program is designed to satisfy the needs of transfer students who earn an appropriate associate degree from a qualified technical/community college. Courses completed for an associate's degree provide the foundation required for the BS in IS at Eastern New Mexico University.
The BS in IS degree requires 24 hours of upper-division IS
credits. This degree has a 55-hour major and requires a minor.
Students who take MATH 119, STAT 213, and BUS 151 as General Education requirements would add up to 10 hours of free electives to their course of study.
Descriptions of IS courses begin on page 156. Transfer students should carefully read page 42 of the Student Catalog.
- Bachelor's Degree Requirements, see page 37 of the Student Catalog.
Note: Students must successfully complete UNIV 101, HPE 142 and IS 151 or the ENMU computer technology assessment. IS 151 or the ENMU computer technology assessment should be taken in the first semester of attendance at ENMU. The BS degree requires a minimum of 40 hours of upper-division courses. Developmental courses (EDF 097, ENG 097, MATH 094, MATH 097, RED 097, UNIV 097 and any course whose number begins with 0) will not be counted toward graduation requirements.
- General Education Requirements (41 hours), see page 41 of the Student Catalog.
Note: Some Foundation Core Requirements may also fulfill General Education requirements. See advisor for details.
- Information Systems Lower-Division Core Requirements (31 hours).
Course Course Title Credit Hours BUS 151 Introduction to Business 3 CS 121 Computing Concepts 3 CS 123 Programming Fundamentals 3 CS 234 Intermediate Programming 3 IS 153 Introduction to Information Systems 3 IS 201 Overview of Operating Systems/Utilities 3 IS 241 Introduction to Web Development 3 IS 281 Spreadsheets and Data Analysis 3 MATH 119 College Algebra 3 STAT 213 Statistical Methods I 4
- Information Systems Upper-Division Core Requirements (24 hours).
Course Course Title Credit Hours IS 315 Electronic Business Strategy, Architecture and Design 3 IS 316 Information Systems Security and Ethics 3 IS 343 Database Management Systems 3 IS 420 Systems Analysis and Design 3 IS 430 Advanced Web Development 3 IS 435 Network Infrastructure Design 3 IS 440 Server Operating System 3 IS 460 Project Management 3
- Minor in a different field or a second major.
Note: This major requires a minor or a second major as it is not a composite major. A Business minor is recommended.
- Electives to complete a minimum of 128 hours.
For the minor in Information Systems, see the Minors section on page 46 in the Student Catalog.