Information Systems and Analytics, BS


Program Description

Information Systems and Analytics is among the most in-demand majors today. More than ever before, organizations are seeking to derive actionable insights from large amounts of data to maintain their competitive advantage. Multiple career tracks in the Information Systems and Analytics Degree allow students to customize their education to fit their interests, develop new skills, and enhance their marketability to employers in a wide range of fields. Information Systems and Analytics mixes working with technology and people across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

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
ISA 2010Proficiency in Excel & SQL3
ECON 2010Micro Economics (SS, GC)3
ISA 2050Management Information Systems3
FIN 3150Managerial Finance I3
MGMT 3050Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment3
MGMT 3100Business Ethics and Professional Writing3
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
MGMT 4800Strategic Management (ALPP)4
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles (ALPP)3
STAT 2040Business Statistics3

Information Systems & Analytics Core Requirements 

IT 1100Introduction to Unix/Linux3
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
SE 1400Web Design Fundamentals (ALCS)3
MATH 2050Applied Statistics with Programming3
IT 2300Database Design & Management3
IT 2400Intro to Networking3
BUS 3000Intermediate Career Strategies1
IT 3100Systems Design and Administration I3
MGMT 3600Operations and Supply Chain Management (ALPP)3
MGMT 4040Quantitative Decision Analysis3
ISA 4450Project Management3
ISA 4600Senior Project (MGMT 4200 - Internship must be ISA related.)3
or MGMT 4200R Business Internship

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. At least 6 credits must be from upper division classes.
Analytics Track Suggested Courses
IT 2500Cloud Computing3
ISA 3020SQL & Python for Analytics3
IT 4310Database Administration3
FIN 4380Financial Modeling and Decision Making3
ISA 4060Big Data Analytics3
ISA 4070Data Visualization and Storytelling3
MATH 4800Industrial Careers in Mathematics3
Systems Track Suggested Courses
IT 1200A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS3
IT 2500Cloud Computing3
IT 2700Information Security3
IT 3110System Automation3
IT 3150Windows Servers3
IT 3300DevOps Virtualization3
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
SE 3400Human-Computer Interaction3
SE 3500Tech Entrepreneurship3
SE 3550Online Marketing and SEO (ALCS)3
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.  “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.  

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
SSC 1010 Trailblazer Connections 2
ISA 2010 Proficiency in Excel & SQL 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
SE 1400 Web Design Fundamentals (ALCS) 3
General Education (Mathematics-MATH 1040 recommended) 3
General Elective 1
Spring Semester
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting 3
ENGL 2010 Interm 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 (ALPP) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MATH 2050 Applied Statistics with Programming 3
IT 3100 Systems Design and Administration I 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
ISA 2050 Management Information Systems 3
IT 2300 Database Design & Management 3
IS&A or other Elective 3
IS&A Elective 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
MGMT 3050 Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment 3
MGMT 3100 Business Ethics and Professional Writing 3
MGMT 3600 Operations and Supply Chain Management (ALPP) 3
IS&A Elective 3
IS&A Upper Division Elective 3
Spring Semester
MGMT 4800 Strategic Management (ALPP) 4
ISA 4600 Senior Project (Internship option must be ISA-related) 3
ISA 4450 Project Management 3
IS&A Upper Division or other Upper Division Elective 3
 Total Hours120

BS Information Systems & Analytics Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate real world business situations related to the core business functions of accounting, economics, finance, qualitative analysis, information systems, international business, legal and social environments, marketing & management.
  2. Create and deliver professional quality oral presentations and written work products.
  3. Analyze real world business situations by identifying relevant ethical issues, evaluating and synthesizing information, and formulating ethical courses of action.
  4. Define personal career goals and prepare for selected career(s) by experiencing professional applications in the curriculum and developing increased networks.
  5. Analyze an unstructured business problem or opportunity and integrate current and emerging technology and/or processes that would facilitate a viable solution. Support the recommended course of action with quantitative and qualitative arguments.
  6. Pass at least one industry certification that relates to the student's career path