Information Systems - Coastal Carolina University
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COMPUTING SCIENCES


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 multiple 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

Restrictions

Students majoring in Information Systems:

  • Information Systems majors must choose a minor or second major to satisfy the Information Systems Environment.  At least 15 credits used to satisfy this requirement must be taken from courses with prefixes other than BINF, CSCI, and IST.
  • IS majors may take any minor offered by the department as second minor (in addition to the required IS Environment).

Students will be required to take, at CCU, a minimum of 24 credit hours of 300 and 400 level courses from the Department of Computing Sciences major requirements. The 24 credit hours must include CSCI 401 and CSCI 495. Transfer credit for 300 or 400 level information systems courses will be accepted, for degree requirements, only from ABET accredited programs. Exceptions to this policy must be approved through the Department of Computing Sciences.

Accreditation

The information systems program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

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Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are skills that we expect our graduates to attain within three to five years after completing their program of study. The most recent published Performance Educational Objectives are from the CCU 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog.

Our program graduates are expected to be:

  1. Contributing to society through the application of strong core competencies in the field,
  2. Demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical practice, and
  3. Successfully adapting to technical, societal, and environmental changes by building upon strong foundational competencies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes are skills that we expect our students to attain by graduation. The most recent Student Learning Outcomes have been adopted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Students are expected to achieve the following by graduation:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.

Enrollment and Graduation Information

  • Details on enrollment and graduation data can be found in the IS_Graduation_2015-2021 report.  The first page includes all undergraduate majors in the Department of Computing Sciences.  The second page is specific to the Information Systems program.
  • For additional details about University data, visit the Fact Books page.

Information

Jean French, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair
jennis@coastal.edu