Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems can be completed as part of the BA Interdisciplinary Studies or the Bachelor of Business Administration. It equips students with the competencies for success in a rapidly growing field. IS managers plan, coordinate, and execute IT-related goals in an organization. As the use of web-based systems, Big Data, and machine learning follow an ever-expanding trajectory, professionals in this area are central to an organization's success and very survival. They are expected to implement cyber security plans, deliver a competitive edge by leveraging new technology, negotiate with vendors, and recruit key personnel. At the apex of the chain, chief information officers (CIOs) develop and implement IT strategy for the whole enterprise. According to BLS data, IS managers earned a median wage of $142,530 in 2018. These jobs are projected to grow 11% – much faster than other occupations – in the 2018-28 period. This program can also be completed as a concentration.