The Information Systems (IS) Major is designed to prepare professionals in Information Systems field, including systems analysis & design and software engineering. This degree focuses on the use of computer technology and information management methods to solve business problems, utilizing an understanding of both the organizational context of the problem and the technologies, methodologies, and tools typically utilized. There are four sequences within this program:
The Information Systems program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Program Educational Objectives are statements that describe the expected accomplishments and professional status of graduates 3-5 years beyond the baccalaureate degree. The School of Information Technology at Illinois State University is dedicated to graduating people who will:
|Information Systems - Integration of Enterprise Systems||Sample Plan of Study|
|Information Systems - Systems Development/Analyst||Sample Plan of Study|
|Information Systems - Web Applications Development||Sample Plan of Study|
|Enrollment on Fall Census Day||291||277||260||284||315||216|
|Undergraduate Degrees Conferred||54||65||65||60||66|
Statistics compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and published in Occupational Outlook Quarterly (OOQ) project major growth in job openings for computer professionals.
"Employment in combined IT occupations is expected to increase by more than 800,000 jobs over the 2006-16 projections decade. This increase represents expected job growth of 24 percent-compared with 10 percent growth for all occupations. So, opportunities should be plentiful for workers who hope to enter the IT field." (OOQ, Spring 2009)