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Information Systems

Students who study Information Systems at Coastal Carolina University will learn how to use information technology to solve real-world problems in business, industry, government agencies and other institutions. The curriculum has several different areas of focus: internet/web applications development, computer security and forensics, networking and system administration, database administration, and financial technology. 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
  • The information systems program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • 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.
  • There are typically several internship opportunities available to information systems students, many of which qualify for academic credit (1-3 credit hours in a semester).
  • Students get hands-on practice with many information systems topics through project courses and computing lab resources such as the programming lab, the security/networking lab and the high performance computing lab.
  • The department sponsors field trips, brings in guest speakers and organizes professional and social functions for majors.
Beyond the Classroom

Information Systems specialists are involved in the following industries: web/internet development, computer security and forensics, software engineering, financial engineering, database management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and entrepreneurial pursuits.

Courses

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
CSCI 409 - Advanced Web Application Development
CSCI 490 - Software Engineering II
Information Systems Environment

INFORMATION

Crystal Cox, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Information Systems Curriculum Committee Chair
Academic Office and Classroom 2 (AOC2) 229
843-349-2144
crystal@coastal.edu

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