Information Systems - Coastal Carolina University
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B.S. Information Systems

Students who study Information Systems at Coastal Carolina University will learn how to use information technology to solve real-world problems in an information systems environment. The curriculum has several different areas of focus: such as software engineering and web development. Graduates will be prepared to design, implement, manage, and evaluate information systems and to integrate emerging information technologies to enable an organization to achieve its objectives effectively and efficiently. Graduates will also be prepared to pursue graduate studies in information systems.

The Student Experience

  • Because real-world experience is critical in information systems, the department offers courses that allow students to apply knowledge and skills in information systems to design and implement software projects for real-world problems within an information systems environment. 
  • Internships are available for academic credit. Students can also apply for cooperative education which allows them to work full-time in the field while earning academic credit, income and valuable work experience.
  • The department sponsors field trips, invites guest speakers, and organizes professional and/or social functions for majors.

Areas of Study

  • CSCI 225 - Introduction to Relational Database and SQL
  • CSCI 270 - Data Communication Systems and Networks
  • CSCI 303 - Introduction to Server-side Web Application Development
  • CSCI 330 - Systems Analysis & Software Engineering
  • CSCI 335 - Project Management
  • CSCI 385 - Introduction to Information Systems Security
  • Information Systems Environment

Logo for ABET accreditation bodyAccreditation

The information systems program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,


Jean French, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair

Which degree is right for me?

Though information systems, information technology, cybersecurity, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and other fields of computing fall under the broad umbrella of computer science, there are enough differences to distinguish areas of study. The Department of Computing Sciences offers three Bachelor of Science programs. Which program is right for you? Visit the Degree Program Comparison [2019] (PDF).