Information Systems, BS


The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems degree requires 45 units total, including the major, concentration, elective certificate, and elective and distribution courses.

Students take eight core courses in Information Systems and choose a major concentration in Programming, Data Science, or Artificial Intelligence. Information Systems students also select an elective certificate comprised of four courses from outside of the major.

Core and Major Concentrations

Course Title
Core Courses
CIS 110-DL Introduction to Programming
CIS 130-DL Tools and Technology of the Web
CIS 313-DL Telecommunication and Computer Networks
CIS 317-DL Database Systems Design and Implementation
Project Management
CIS 345-DL Information Security
CIS 370-DL System Analysis and Design
CIS 395-DL Capstone
Major Concentrations (choose one)
CIS 212-DL Intro to Object-Oriented Programming
Python for Data Science
Applied Data Science
CIS 385-DL Programming for the Web
Data Science
Python for Data Science
Applied Data Science
Enterprise Data Science
Data Engineering
Artificial Intelligence
Python for Data Science
Applied Data Science
AI with Deep Learning
Natural Language Processing AI

Elective Certificates

Elective certificates provide students with the opportunity to build skills in a wide range of areas to meet career objectives and earn a stand-alone credential to demonstrate expertise in the professional arena.

Elective Certificates - choose one

Biology for Health Sciences (available Fall 2025)

Business Essentials

Corporate Communication and Branding (available Fall 2023)

Health, Science, and Society (available Fall 2024)

Human Resources 

Law and Policy (available Fall 2024)


Public Health (available Fall 2025)

Social Justice (available Fall 2024)

Strategic Communication

Strategic Management

Degree Requirements

In addition to the core courses, major concentration, elective certificate, and elective courses, the B.S. degree requires 14 units of distribution courses that includes a writing requirement and courses from three areas: humanities, science and math, and social sciences. Two distribution courses focus on diversity and inclusion, one course within the United States and one course within global perspectives. Students complete a philosophy course on professional ethics for one of the four humanities distribution courses.

Courses Units Earned
Writing Requirement: English 111 and 205 2
Humanities 4
Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning 4
Social Sciences 4
Major Requirements 8
Major Concentration 4
Elective Certificate 4
Electives 15
Total 45