The Information Systems degree bridges the study of business and information systems and is less theoretical than the computer science major. An academic focus is placed on the practical application of technology in support of business operation, management, and decision making. Graduates receive a solid foundation in enterprise computing. Enterprise computing encompasses various types of enterprise software required to support an organization’s operations and goals. We are committed to preparing graduates who become productive employees.

Learning Outcomes


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

To enter the Information Systems program, students should have a minimum of MTH 111 equivalency.

Tentative Course Offerings by Term

Degree Plans for Prior Years

Information Systems Major – Term by Term 4 Year Plan


The degree requirements listed below are considered a draft until fully approved through the Western Oregon University curriculum process.

 Information Systems Major **Effective 2016-17** 
CS 123Intro to Information Systems4
CS 160Survey of Computer Science4
CS 13xProgramming Language4
CS 161Computer Science I4
IS 240Information Management I4
IS 270Applied Operating Systems4
IS 278 Networks4
IS 340Information Management II4
IS 345Systems Analysis4
IS 350Enterprise Architecture4
IS 355Strategy, Acquisition, and Management4
IS 440Systems Administration4
IS 470Project Management4
IS 475Project Implementation4
CS/IS 1xx or 2xxApproved Elective
(see IS advisor)
CS/IS 3xx or 4xxApproved Elective
(see IS advisor)
Mathematics Requirements
MTH 231Elements of Discrete Mathematics3
MTH 243Introduction to Probability and Statistics4
Other Degree Requirements
Information Systems Major71
Minor (12 UD min)varies
Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) 54
BA/BS Requirementsvaries
Total Credit Hours to Graduate180


Information Systems majors must have a grade of C or better in the required Information Systems major courses.


INformation systems minor

Sixteen upper division credits in IS. The minor program should be planned with the help of an advisor.



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