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Two GVSU computer information systems students at work. Photo was taken pre-COVID.

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.

CIS Alumni Work in Their Field

80% of GVSU's information systems alumni work in their field post-graduation.

Michigan Job Growth

Information systems opportunities are projected to grow 9% in Michigan by 2025.

National Job Growth

Information systems opportunities are projected to grow 12% in the U.S. by 2025.

Source: EMSI, 2021

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:

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