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Information Systems, B.S.

Information systems majors study the use of computers in collecting, organizing, storing, retrieving, processing, and analyzing information in response to the ever-changing challenges faced by businesses. IS graduates possess a combination of technology and business knowledge that is in high demand at firms in west Michigan and across the country.

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Program Overview

The goal of the information systems program is to provide students with the intellectual foundations and experiences necessary to use information technology effectively in their chosen careers.

Cognate courses emphasize communication skills and business fundamentals, including all courses required for a minor in general business.

Numerous minors in the field of information systems are available.

  • Software developer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • IT manager
  • Computer programmer
  • Database administrator
  • Web developer
  • Computer network architect
  • Computer systems administrator
  • Computer support specialist
  • Information security analyst

Why Study Information Systems at Grand Valley?

The information systems program is unique in several ways:

  • Flexibility. By choosing electives and minors in related subject areas, students can further tailor their degrees to fit their individual needs and career goals.
  • Theoretical foundation and practical experience offer excellent preparation for the job market and valuable industry experience.
  • Small class sizes of approximately 30 students.
  • Qualified faculty. Most faculty members hold doctoral degrees and have a wide breadth of experience in the industry.
  • Competent advisors are available to all students.
  • The School of CIS has its own dedicated state of the art computer labs for hands-on equipment. A premier data communications lab and computer architecture lab are also available.

Helpful Links

For More Information

School of Computing and Information Systems

cis.gvsu.edu
C-2-100 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-2060

Admissions Office

gvsu.edu/admissions

Location & Format

Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.

Format: Face To Face

Coursework

Students study a variety of topics, including:

  • Application programming
  • Data analytics and problem solving
  • Database systems
  • Distributed computing
  • IT project management
  • Networking and system security
  • Systems analysis
  • Web development
  • IT management

Career Options

Our IS program will prepare you to begin successful careers in any of US News & World Report's "10 Best Technology Jobs in 2019":

 

“I like the School of CIS at Grand Valley because of how the classes are small in size and make for a more personal learning environment.”

KEVIN LUKE
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MAJOR