University Bulletin 2017-2018

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Minor in Information Systems

A student wishing to obtain a minor in Information Systems has two options: complete the eight recommended courses listed below or contact the Information Systems Coordinator at isc@cis.usouthal.edu to prepare a plan compatible with the student’s major. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C".

Course  Course Title
CIS 115  Beginning Programming
ISC 245  Info Systems in Organizations
ISC 285  Intermediate Programming
ISC 272  System Architecture
CIS 321  Data Communications and Networking
CIS 324  Database Design, Development & Management
ISC 360  Info Systems Analysis and Design
ISC 361  Database for Info Systems

*At least 9 hours of courses in the minor, including all 300 level courses, must be completed at the University of South Alabama.

Department of Information Systems and Technology Staff 
Professor, Information Systems Coordinator, and Department Chair Dr. Jeffrey P. Landry

Computer-based information systems have become a critical part of products, services, and management of organizations. The Information Systems discipline centers on the development of systems that will improve the performance of people in organizations. Information systems are vital to problem identification, analysis, and decision making at all levels of management. Information Systems professionals must analyze the evolving role of information and organizational processes. Their work includes the design, implementation and maintenance of the information systems that form the backbone of today's global economy. Information Systems professionals distinguish themselves by integrating technology into business. Information Systems graduates pursue professional careers as application developers, database analysts, business analysts and into managerial positions. The combination of business, technical, and interpersonal skills are what recruiters demand of Information Systems professionals.