2021-2022 Catalog

Information Systems, Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS) is designed to introduce and reinforce the latest developments and standards in Information Systems. The program encompasses the concepts, principles, and processes for two broad areas of activity within organizations: 1) acquisition, deployment, management, and strategy for information technology resources and services and 2) packaged system acquisition or system development, operation, and evolution of infrastructure and systems for use in organizational processes. The systems deliver information and communications services in an organization combine both technical components and human operators and users. This degree prepares graduates for a myriad of opportunities to work in and advance their information systems careers with emphases on Enterprise Systems and Application Development.

Program Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems will prepare students to:

Integrate a foundational knowledge of all areas of information systems (General Information System Knowledge).

Apply fundamental principles and practices of information systems (Information System Principles and Practices).

Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in information systems (Critical and Ethical Thinking).

Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in information systems (Quantitative Literacy).

Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles (Communication).

Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal (Collaboration).

Admission Requirements

City University of Seattle's undergraduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, apply to this program. 

Total Required Credits (180 Credits)

Lower – Division Requirements (90 Credits)

Students must meet General Education requirements listed below.  This is typically completed within the 90 required lower division credits. See the General Education Requirements section of this catalog for more detailed information. 

For this program Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning is met through  the course CS 251 Statistical Computing or an equivalent course. 

General Education Requirements

Total Credits

College Composition II (CCII)

5 Credits

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (CM/QSR)

5 Credits

Humanities (HU)

15 Credits

Social Sciences (SS)

15 Credits

Natural Sciences (NS)

15 Credits

Pre-Entry Requirement (0 Credit)

Students must take this course in the first quarter of enrollment. Students may take another program requirement concurrently.

CS 100STC BS Orientation to Bachelor's Programs

0

Preparatory Courses (15 Credits)

These preparatory courses may be applied towards CityU's General Education and Lower Division credit requirements.
CS 132Computer Science I

5

CS 251Statistical Computing (QSR for select programs/NS)

5

IS 201Fundamentals of Computing

5

Core Requirements (45 Credits)

CS 302Human Computer Interaction

5

CS 330Network Communications

5

CS 351Discrete Mathematics in Computing (NS)

5

IS 312Web Design

5

IS 340Operating Systems

5

IS 345Cybersecurity

5

IS 350Systems Analysis and Design

5

IS 360Database Technologies

5

IS 471Cyber Ethics (SS)

5

Depth of Study: Information Systems (30 Credits)

IS 330Information Systems

5

IS 450Software Process Management

5

IS 451Frontend Web Development

5

IS 452Backend Web Development

5

IS 456Database Systems Management

5

IS 457Enterprise Systems

5

Choice (10 Credits)

Information Technology

IS 470IT Service Management

5

IS 472IT Compliance

5

Cybersecurity

CS 481Network Security

5

CS 487Data Security

5

Data Science

CS 476Data Analysis and Presentation

5

CS 479Data Mining and Machine Learning

5

IS 410Programming in Data Analytics

5

Internship

The internship course is repeatable.

CS 493Technology and Computing Internship

5

Capstone (5 Credits)

CS 497Technology and Computing Capstone

5