The mission of the Department is to produce men and women who can assess, develop, and maintain business and scientific computing systems, and who are capable of continued learning and ethical practice in computing. In accomplishing this mission the graduates of the BS-IS degree program will:
Communicate effectively using terminology and processes that are appropriate for the field.
Work efficiently and effectively in a team environment to develop appropriate computer-based systems to satisfy stated requirements.
Solve complex computational problems using appropriate models, techniques, and abstractions.
Conduct themselves in a professional and ethically responsible manner.
Learn new trends and technology and willingly adapt to new systems and software environments.
In support of the program educational objectives above, the curriculum of the Information Systems Program is designed to enable students to attain the following outcomes:
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
(c) An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
(j) An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment