What are information systems?

Information systems are the computer systems, software and networks used for processing and distributing data. The major prepares students for applications programming, networking, systems administration and Internet development. Technologies studied in information systems include programming, networking, server administration, information security, database design and development, systems analysis and designing, and web development.

Why should I consider majoring in information systems?

Demand is very high for information system graduates. In this major, students learn about the theory, organization and process of information collection, transmission and utilization through computers. Students learn how to analyze user needs and how to plan, design, develop, implement and manage networks. Through coursework, students develop skills in problem-solving techniques, mathematics and computer systems. They take a series of basic courses in mathematics and computer science.

What interests and values are related to information systems?

Students of information systems are usually interested in computers, problem solving, games and music. They should have good oral and written communication skills, and should be good at working with and organizing numerical data. Students should also be able to work well alone or as part of a group.

What career fields are related to information systems?

  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Computer System Administration
  • Court Reporting
  • Data Entry & Microcomputer Application
  • Executive Administration Assisting/Secretarial
  • Information Processing/Data Entry Technology
  • Information Science & Studies
  • Legal Administrative Assisting/Secretarial
  • Management Information Systems/Services
  • Medical Records Administration
  • Medical Records Technology
  • Secretarial Science/Administrative Assisting

How can I learn more about information systems?

Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Contact Source:

College of Business & Communication Academic Discovery Center

Location: Smith 227

Phone: 208-496-1411