Information Systems, B.S.
Information systems (IS) 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.
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.
Why Study Information Systems at Grand Valley?
The information systems program is unique in several ways:
- By choosing electives and minors in related subject areas, students can further tailor their degree to fit their individual interests and career goals.
- Theoretical foundation and practical experience offer excellent preparation for the job market, along with valuable industry experience.
- By focusing on the underlying principles behind cybersecurity, our program prepares students to handle future cybersecurity challenges, in addition to today's threats.
- Most faculty members hold doctoral degrees and have a breadth of experience in the industry.
- Dedicated, state-of-the-art computer labs offer relevant, hands-on learning.