Information Systems (Bachelor’s)

Client Information Systems Degree

From 2010-2020, employment of computer systems analysts is expected to grow by 22%, software developers 30%, network and computer systems operators 28%, and computer programmers 12%. (Source: Spring 2012 BLS Occupational Outlook Quarterly)

Grantham University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BS-IS) prepares you to organize, coordinate, direct research and facilitate the computer-related activities of a business.

Through the convenience of our 100% online learning environment, you can choose electives in information systems or take courses in an area in which information systems are applied, such as business or health informatics. Upon completion of the degree, you will be prepared for work in a wide range of professions including database specialist, web designer, applications programmer and systems analyst. Our bachelor programs are perfect for active military personnel, military spouses, people who work full time, or anyone else who has a lot of demands on their time. 


Information Systems Program Outcomes

At the successful completion of the program, you should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • Design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs
  • Address professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
  • Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • Use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice
  • Analyze processes that support the delivery and management of information systems

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
CS216 Computer Networks
IS242 Management Information Systems
IS212 .NET Concepts and Principles
IS301 Web Design I
IS337 Information Systems Design and Imp
CS405 Software Engineering

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
CO101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
EN101 English Composition I 3
GP210 American Government I 3
GS102 Introduction to Life Science 3
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
MA105 College Algebra 3
GU100 Student Success 1
GU299 General Education Capstone 3
BA215 Business Statistics 3
CS192 Programming Essentials 3
CS200 Programming in Java 4
CS216 Computer Networks 3
CS263 Programming in C 4
CS405 Software Engineering 4
IS212 .NET Concepts and Principles 4
IS231 E-Commerce 3
IS242 Management Information Systems 3
IS259 Database Applications 3
IS301 Web Design I 4
IS306 Web Design II 4
IS311 Security Operations 3
IS336 Information Systems Analysis 3
IS337 Information Systems Design & Implementation 3
IS351 Information Systems Project Management 3
IS376 Advanced Database Systems 3
IS412 .NET Implementation 4
IS498 Senior Research Project 3
Program and core: 89
Electives (12): 36
Total: 125

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Bachelors
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available

Career Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities across the field of information systems are expected to grow much faster than the average due to the widespread use of computers, technology and the Internet. If you choose to work in the computer science, network or systems fields[1] solving network problems and integrating system technologies, your job outlook is bright.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BS-IS) could help you take your career to the next level in information systems as a computer network architect, a position with a median annual wage in the $90s[2]. The computer network architect field is also in demand – projected to see more than 20,900 additional positions open up by 2022[3].

10-year Job Growth[3]

In the next 10 years, the computer network architect field is projected to grow by more than 20,900 positions, a 15% increase.

  • 164,300
  • 143,400
  • 2012
  • 2022
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs for computer network architects. 2022 total jobs is an estimate.

Average Salary[2]

If you choose to work as a computer network architect you can expect to earn:

  • The top 10% earn$141,590
  • The median earn$91,000
  • The lower 10% earn$52,580
Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries for computer network architects are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.

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