information systems

How is an Information Systems major different from a Computer Science major? This program has a strong business component and is less theoretical than Computer Science. You’ll get applicable, practical training in technology, business operation, management and decision making. Want to learn to create your own software? Information Systems also covers enterprise computing, which you can use to support employers’ specific operations and goals.

I’m also a minor!

Choose from A.B. or B.S.

credits required for the Information Systems major

students enrolled in the Information Systems program

students per class on average in the Information Systems program


of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample Four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency with the theoretical and practical data management skills necessary to design, build, implement and maintain information networks
  • Recognize the fundamental value of growing with technology through education, research and innovation
  • Articulate ethical and professional standards as they apply to the use of computer systems and computer-based data

Career opportunities

  • Operating system architect
  • System administrator
  • Network security adviser
  • Technical writer
  • Database administrator

Information Systems minor

Enhance your business, economics or mathematics major with a minor in this program, or pair it with a teaching degree or criminal justice major. The ability to create custom software is highly valued by employers, so if you’ve dabbled before, it may be time to get formal training.

credits required for the Information Systems minor



NTT Lecturer, Computer Science Division
503-838-9226 | | OED 232


Instructor and Advisor of Computer Science and Information Systems, Computer Science Division
503-838-8992 | | OED 238


Professor, Computer Science Division
503-838-8989 | | OED 229


Professor, Computer Science Division
503-838-8921 | | OED 231


NTT Lecturer, Computer Science Division
503-838-9272 | | OED 228


MS M&IS Program Coordinator, Computer Science Division
503-838-8095 | | OED 227


Associate Professor, Computer Science Division
503-838-9121 | | OED 234

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