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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.

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This program requires a secondary admission process.
Available as a minor.

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 classes emphasize communication skills and business fundamentals, including all classes 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.

Career Insights

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Location & Format

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

  • Face To Face


Students study a variety of topics, including:

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

Combined Degree Programs

Many GVSU undergraduate programs can be combined with an existing master’s degree program to save on tuition and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, you can save $8,500 by pursuing a combined degree and take up to four fewer courses than if earning the degrees separately.

Talk with an advisor about how you can build your combined degree from existing programs to further personalize your education and create your own niche area of expertise.


Hands-on learning and other fieldwork not only deepen your mastery of your discipline but also give you the edge employers seek. Visit our experience matters page to see the work GVSU students are doing in their co-ops and internships.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria to be considered. However, achievement of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the major.

  • overall GPA of 2.5 or above in all GVSU coursework
  • GPA of 2.5 or above in technical core (only one repeat per course allowed)
  • completion of each course in the technical core with a grade of “C” or above

See School of Computing for details.

For More Information

School of Computing
C-2-100 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-2060

Admissions and Recruitment Office


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