Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Analytics

A Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Analytics has six basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements (some may be included in program requirements)
  2. Degree Pre-Requirements
  3. Core Business Requirements
  4. Information Systems & Analytics Core Requirements
  5. Approved Electives
  6. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional 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.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
Information Literacy0-1
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Pre-Information Systems and Analytics Requirements
ISA 11003
or IT 1100 Introduction to Unix/Linux
ISA 14003
or CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming
ISA 24003
or IT 2400 Intro to Networking
ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2020Managerial Accounting3
CIS 2010Business Computer Proficiency3
COMM 1020Public Speaking3
or COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication
ECON 2010Micro Economics3
BUS 2000Introduction to Career Strategies1
STAT 2040Business Statistics3
Business Core Requirements
BUS 3000Intermediate Career Strategies1
ENGL 3010Writing in the Professions3
FIN 3150Managerial Finance I3
ISA 3050
MGMT 3050Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment3
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
MGMT 3510Business Professional Ethics3
MGMT 3600Production & Operations3
MGMT 4800Strategic Management4
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles3
Information Systems & Analytics Core Requirements
ISA 3100
ISA 4300
ISA 4450
ISA 4500
MGMT 4040Quantitative Decision Analysis3
ISA 4600Senior Project3
or MGMT 4200 Business Internship I
Electives: 12 credits from the following or other approved courses
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
MGMT 4040Quantitative Decision Analysis3
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 4310Database Administration3
IT 4400Network Design & Management3
MGMT 4040Quantitative Decision Analysis3
Web Development Track Suggested Courses
DES 1300Design I3
IT 4200Advanced Web Delivery3
WEB 1400Web Design I: Fundamentals3
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 122 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
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication meets General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
General Education (Mathematics) 4
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
BUS 1001 FYE: Business 1
Spring Semester
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
IT 1100 Introduction to Unix/Linux 3
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
General Education (Fine Arts / GLOCUP) 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Life Sciences / Lab) 4
BUS 2000 Introduction to Career Strategies 1
IT 2400 Intro to Networking 3
General Elective 2
Spring Semester
STAT 2040 Business Statistics 3
CIS 2010 Business Computer Proficiency 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities / GLOCUP) 3
ECON 2010 Micro Economics meets General Education (Exploration) 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
IT 3100 Systems Design and Administration I 3
ISA 3050 3
BUS 3000 Intermediate Career Strategies 1
MKTG 3010 Marketing Principles 3
MGMT 4040 Quantitative Decision Analysis 3
IS&A Elective 3
Spring Semester
ENGL 3010 Writing in the Professions 3
FIN 3150 Managerial Finance I 3
MGMT 3600 Production & Operations 3
MGMT 3400 Management & Organizations 3
IT 4500 Information Security 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
WEB 1400 Web Design I: Fundamentals 3
IT 4300 Database Design & Management 3
MGMT 3050 Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment 3
MGMT 3510 Business Professional Ethics 3
IS&A Elective 3
Spring Semester
MGMT 4800 Strategic Management 3
ISA 4450 3
ISA 4600 Senior Project 3
IS&A Elective 3
IS&A Elective 3
 Total Hours122