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Department of Computer Science


The degree in Information Systems combines the strengths of the Division of Business and the Division of Computer Science with WOU's expertise in the Liberal Arts, creating a program whose graduates are technically proficient and who have excellent communication and management skills.  Graduates will be highly employable as systems analysts, network support specialists, network administrators, user support engineers, database administrators, and/or Web based application specialists.


The following are requirements of a BA/BA in Information Systems.  It does not represent a contract and may have errors.  Please consult the current WOU Course Catalog and your advisor for more information.


To enter the Information Systems program, students should have a minimum of MTH 111 equivalency.  To enter the junior level (300) courses, students must have completed CS 160, CS 161, and CS 162.



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Tentative Course Offerings by term


Computer Science Courses

Business Courses

Course Description Credits Course Description Credits
CS 160 Introduction to Computer Science 3 BA 211 Financial Accounting 4
CS 161 Computer Science I  5 BA 310 Principles of Marketing 3
CS 162 Computer Science II 5 BA 361 Organizational Behavior  3
CS 340 Ethics and Information Management 3  
CS 350 Network Administration 3

Mathematics Courses

CS 420 Database Systems 4 Course Description Credits
CS 453 Data Mining and Warehousing 3 MTH 231 Elements of Discrete Mathematics 3
MTH 243 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4

Information Systems Courses

IS 270 Applied Operating Systems 3  
IS 320 Data Structures 3  
IS 409 Practicum 8  
IS 421 Database Administration 3  
IS 425 Introduction to Project Management 3  
IS 430 IT Project Implementation 3  
IS 452 Internet 3  
IS 483 Systems Administration 3  
Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (Total Credits) 55
Information Systems (Total Credits) 72
Minor 15-33
Electives (BA/BS Degree Requirements) Varies
Minimum hours required for IS Degree 180


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