College of Engineering & Computer Science – Information Systems Concentrations (Podcast)

Engineering technology and computer science careers are among some of the largest and most influential business opportunities available for today’s graduates. And these opportunities go beyond the familiar computers we use every single day, like laptops, tablets and cell phones. Whole new fields are opening up in more advanced programs and technologies, like those related to artificial intelligence, robotics, sustainability, communication and data-sharing.

Information systems are critical to industries of all kinds. And as the fields of advanced technology and information management continue to evolve in the 21st century, the people who can manage them become even more important to ensuring accurate and efficient operations.

But what does it take to get there?

At Grantham University, we can help. If you’re interested in pursuing a career path in these high-tech areas, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from our College of Engineering & Computer Science may just be what you need for long-term success. The technology skills acquired in an information systems program can prepare graduates for work in programming, web design, systems analysis and design and beyond.

What students can prepare for

Our Information Systems degree programs train students to work with data, intelligence and records management—whether in the service of multi-national corporations, financial institutions, major manufacturers and retailers or for local, state and federal government agencies.

As the tech industry advances, jobs grow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the need for qualified Computer and Information Systems Managers alone, for example, is projected to grow 12% by 2026.

What students will learn

At Grantham, our students have the opportunity to tailor their education to their career goals with concentrations in Health Informatics, Cybersecurity and Web Development. But regardless of the concentration they choose, every student of the Information Systems degree program will have the opportunity to build a solid foundation in computing, systems  analysis and technology management. From HTML (hypertext markup language), CSS (cascading style sheets), Java, and SQL (structured query language) on over to security, architecture, and project management their coursework covers a wide range of career-focused information system technologies and management practices.

But it’s not just about computer science: Students also learn about the professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities they’ll face as they advance their careers in the field of information systems. That’s why our courses are also designed to promote strong communication, professional development and collaboration skills.

Health Informatics concentration

Healthcare organizations of all sizes rely on healthcare informatics, databases systems and software applications. These are the systems and processes that allow hospitals, healthcare offices and other care facilities to run smoothly. An Information Systems degree with a concentration in Health Informatics can help you gain the expertise you need to develop, maintain and upgrade these programs.

Cybersecurity concentration

Cybersecurity programs are needed to protect sensitive data for every organization—from government and military agencies to large corporations to small businesses. That means a lot of opportunities for careers in programming, web design, network security and systems administration across many different industries, perfect for someone who holds a degree in Information Systems with a concentration in Cybersecurity.

Web Development concentration

Designing and creating websites involves more than just design skills and a knowledge of user experience standards. It also requires an understanding of scripting languages, e-commerce, databases, and computer systems analysis. With a concentration in Web Development for your Information Systems degree, you’ll have the tools you need to build websites and follow evolving trends in a continuously changing industry.

The benefits of Grantham University

Regardless of the degree program, at Grantham, we are dedicated to helping each and every student succeed. That’s why we offer a variety student support services, including our Teaching & Learning Center, webinars and whitepapers and student advisors. And with job search assistance from our Career Services team and our Veteran Support Team helping our military students transition into civilian life, that support continues well beyond graduation.

Grantham also understands that the cost of continuing your education can be one of the biggest hurdles you face when making the decision to go back to school. So we offer one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation—even lower with our Heroes Program for military service members, first responders, civil servants and their families.

Getting started

Grantham’s Bachelor’s in Information Systems program requires 120 credit hours, typically taking about 38 months to complete. But if you have prior coursework or eligible life experience – including military service – you  can get up to 25% closer to graduation before you even start, thanks to our credit transfer policy.

To learn more or begin the enrollment process, contact our admissions team today. Courses start every month; so there’s no waiting to begin your program in Information Systems!

About The Author

Brandon Swenson, Senior Communications Specialist, is on Grantham's editorial board. He understands the benefits of educationally-oriented programs such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill having earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City toward the end of his nearly two decades of service in the United States Marine Corp.