Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Analytics

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Business Core Requirements

ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2020Managerial Accounting3
BUS 1050Foundations of Business3
CIS 2010Business Computer Proficiency3
ECON 2010Micro Economics (SS, GC)3
FIN 3150Managerial Finance I3
MIS 3050Management Information Systems3
MGMT 3050Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment3
MGMT 3100
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
MGMT 4800Strategic Management4
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles3
STAT 2040Business Statistics3

Information Systems & Analytics Core Requirements 

BUS 3000Intermediate Career Strategies1
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
IT 1100Introduction to Unix/Linux3
IT 2400Intro to Networking3
IT 3100Systems Design and Administration I3
IT 4300Database Design & Management3
IT 4500Information Security3
MGMT 3600Production & Operations3
MGMT 4040Quantitative Decision Analysis3
MIS 4450Project Management3
ISA 4600Senior Project (MGMT 4200 - Internship must be ISA related.)3
or MGMT 4200 Business Internship I
WEB 1400Web Design I: Fundamentals3

Information Systems & Analytics Elective Requirements

12 credits from the following or other approved courses12
Students may take any of the courses listed below or other approved electives. The elective list below has been divided into suggested tracks. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information on choosing elective coursework.
Analytics Track Suggested Courses
ISA 3020Structured Query Language for Business Users1
IT 4310Database Administration3
FIN 4380Financial Modeling and Decision Making3
ISA 4060Big Data Analytics3
ISA 4070Big Data Visualization3
Systems Track Suggested Courses
IT 1200A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS3
IT 3110Systems Design and Administration II3
IT 3150Windows Servers3
IT 3300Virtualization3
IT 4100Files Systems and Storage Technologies3
IT 4200DevOps Lifecycle Management3
IT 4310Database Administration3
IT 4400Network Design & Management3
IT 4510Ethical Hacking & Network Defense3
Web Development Track Suggested Courses
DES 1300Design I3
IT 4200DevOps Lifecycle Management3
WEB 3400Web Design II: Essentials3
WEB 3500Electronic Commerce3
WEB 3550Internet & eCommerce Marketing3
Application Development Track Suggested Courses
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
CS 2420Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures3
CS 3005Programming in C++3
CS 3010Mobile Application Development for Android3
CS 3020Mobile Application Development: iOS3
CS 3500Application Development3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Minimum B- grade in required CIS courses.
  6.  “C-” or higher grade in the business core, IS&A core, and IS&A elective courses and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 in course work required for the major.  
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BUS 1050 Foundations of Business 3
CIS 2010 Business Computer Proficiency 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
WEB 1400 Web Design I: Fundamentals 3
General Education (Mathematics-MATH 1040 recommended) 3
Spring Semester
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
IT 1100 Introduction to Unix/Linux 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Life Sciences & Lab) 4
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
MGMT 3400 Management & Organizations 3
STAT 2040 Business Statistics 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
Spring Semester
IT 2400 Intro to Networking 3
ECON 2010 Micro Economics (SS, GC) ( meets General Education (Exploration)) 3
MKTG 3010 Marketing Principles 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
IT 3100 Systems Design and Administration I 3
MIS 3050 Management Information Systems 3
BUS 3000 Intermediate Career Strategies 1
MGMT 4040 Quantitative Decision Analysis 3
IS&A Elective 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
Spring Semester
FIN 3150 Managerial Finance I 3
IT 4300 Database Design & Management 3
IT 4500 Information Security 3
MIS 4450 Project Management 3
IS&A Elective 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
MGMT 3050 Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment 3
MGMT 3100 3
MGMT 3600 Production & Operations 3
IS&A Elective 3
IS&A Elective 3
Spring Semester
MGMT 4800 Strategic Management 4
ISA 4600
Senior Project (Internship option must be ISA-related)
or Business Internship I
IS&A or other Elective 3
IS&A or other Elective 3
 Total Hours120