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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Information Systems

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Department Computer Information Science
College Science, Engineering & Technology
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems program provides students with a firm grasp of business concepts and information systems applications, and prepares them to create innovative solutions for significant business problems. Students gain the ability to integrate hardware, software, and management skills to solve problems in a variety of business areas.
The program's mission is to ensure that each graduate is exceptionally well qualified to undertake a successful information systems career in business, industry, education, or government. In support of this mission, the program is designed so that:
  1. Each student will gain a sound foundation in computing basics: analysis and design, programming, testing, software development, security, database, and human-computer interaction.
  2. Each student will assimilate a solid base of business enterprise concepts, including principles of accounting, finance, management, and operations.
  3. Each student will learn the theory and practice of information technology, and develop skills to apply this knowledge to analyze and solve business problems.
  4. Each student will develop analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
  5. Each student will develop effective oral and written communication skills.
  6. Each student will appreciate the social and ethical issues in information systems.
Admission Requirements Admission to Major is required before the student is permitted to take 300- and 400-level courses. Requirements are:
  1. A minimum of 32 earned semester credits
  2. Completion of MATH 121 or MATH 180 or MATH 181 with a grade of C or better
  3. Completion of ENG 101 with a grade of C or better
  4. Completion of IT210 and IT 214 with a grade of C or better in each, and a combined GPA of 2.5 in these courses (or their equivalents).
Applications are available in the College Advising Center, Trafton C-125.
Other Requirements  
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Computer Information Science
273 Wissink Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1412
Fax: 507-389-6376
College Advising All ISYS majors are assigned to an academic advisor to assist in planning their major program.  Additional advising support is available at:
College of Science, Engineering & Technology Advising Center
Ken Adams, Student Relations Coordinator
125 Trafton Science Center C.
Mankato, MN 56001

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