Information Systems (Bachelor of Science)

Grantham University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Systems is designed to help you break into a number of industries with a thorough understanding of how to organize, coordinate, direct research and facilitate the computer-related activities of a business.

What will I learn in the Information Systems degree online program?

You will gain skills in programming, web design and systems analysis and design. Plus, you can give your career some extra direction with elective courses in business, computer science or information systems.

What careers can I pursue with an online Information Systems degree?

Upon completion of the information systems degree, you will be prepared for work in a wide range of professions including database specialist, web designer, applications programmer and systems analyst1.

How long is the Information Systems degree online program?

At 122 credit hours, your management information systems online degree program is designed to be completed in 38 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

Are there any program-specific requirements for this Information Systems degree?

To satisfy residency requirements, you'll need to take a minimum of 15 credit hours of upper-level program core courses and program elective courses designated CS or IS.

How much will my online Information Systems degree program cost?

The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly. We are ready when you are.

Call Grantham University at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and other accredited degree programs, as well as financial assistance opportunities or the enrollment process.

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Information Systems (Bachelor of Science)

Information Systems Degree Program Outcomes

After successfully completing these courses for your management information systems degree online, you will 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
University Professional Outcomes

Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Information Systems (Bachelor of Science)

Earn your information systems security degree and prepare for a high-tech career in information systems and business intelligence1.

Potential career paths and positions include:

  • Database Specialist
  • Data Warehousing Specialist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Commercial Intelligence Manager
  • Document Management Consultant
  • Records Manager

Employers can include:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Large-scale retailers
  • Major manufacturers
  • Government – local, state and federal

Information Systems (Bachelor of Science)

Grantham University’s 100% online coursework is designed to help you prepare for success in your next career. While working toward your Information Systems Bachelor of Science degree, your curriculum will look like:

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 46
General Education Core Credits: 24
Electives Credits: 52
Total Credit Hours: 122
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 46
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: CS192 Title: Programming Essentials Credits: 3
  This course introduces problem-solving concepts needed for programming. It covers fundamental control structure such as the sequential structure, the selection structure and the repetition structure. The use of logic in designing programs has general application.
Course: CS200 Title: Programming in Java Credits: 4
  This course is devoted to object-oriented programming using Java. Topics include object-oriented programming, classes and instances, looping, arrays, flow control, packages, interfaces, streams, files, Java applet programming and applying advanced graphical user interface elements.
Course: IS216 Title: Computer Networks Credits: 3
  This course covers fundamental, vendor-independent networking concepts. The course is aligned with the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Various tools are used to analyze networks.
Course: CS386 Title: Systems Architecture Credits: 4
  This course provides technical knowledge of computer hardware and system software. The material covered in the course presents the background needed for systems analysis, design, configuration, procurement and management.
Course: CS405 Title: Software Engineering Credits: 4
  This course covers the fundamentals of software engineering using a project management methodology and systems approach. Requirements analysis, system design and object-oriented analysis and design are covered.
Course: IS231 Title: E-Commerce Credits: 3
  This course covers current electronic commerce strategies and technologies associated with the internet, the web, social networks and mobile devices. Key concepts, opportunities and applications of e-commerce are presented, providing an in-depth overview of the field of e-commerce.
Course: IS242 Title: Management Information Systems Credits: 3
  This course covers the principles of managing information systems in the context of an enterprise. Topics include coverage of information technology in management, information systems in decision-making, planning of information systems, systems development, controls and security measures, and electronic commerce.
Course: IS320 Title: Database Applications Credits: 3
  This course presents the fundamental concepts of database systems. The course covers the relational model, structured query language (SQL), data modeling, database design and database administration.
Course: IS301 Title: Web Design I Credits: 4
  Students create a Web site using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Extensible HTML (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Using popular Web design and development tools, students insert images, create links, and use tables in Web pages. Students learn and use "best practices" in Web site and Web page design and creation. This course is the first of two pertaining to Web site design.
Course: IS311 Title: Security Operations Credits: 3
  This course covers the principles and practices of secure operation and management of information systems. Principles and practices of analysis and monitoring of systems security are also addressed.
Course: IS336 Title: Systems Analysis and Design Credits: 3
  Students are introduced to the tools and techniques used in systems analysis and design, including Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and Gantt charts, economic feasibility analysis, data flow diagramming, and other modeling techniques. The primary focus of the course is ascertaining the early phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle.
Course: IS351 Title: Information Systems Project Management Credits: 3
  Students analyze the technical and managerial aspects of project management as identified by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Emphasis is placed on defining project management and its relationship to other business disciplines. Topics include organizational structure and culture, network diagrams, critical chain scheduling, cost estimation and project control procedures.
Course: IS450 Title: Security Trends and Legal Issues Credits: 3
  This course examines the legal environment pertinent to security professionals. Topics include the role of government, relevant civil and criminal law, constitutional rights and privacy issues, intellectual property, and compliance. In addition, current trends in cybersecurity are explored.
Course: IS498 Title: Senior Research Project Credits: 3
  This capstone course requires students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they gained throughout the degree program by completing a major research project.
General Education: 24
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU101 Title: Student Success Credits: 3
  This course provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills needed for today's online college environment. Students will explore their own preparedness for online learning through examination and analysis of their own skills, traits, and behaviors. In addition, students will acclimate to the online college environment through specifically-designed activities which provide opportunities to acquire necessary skills, behaviors, and understandings which are essential for academic success.
Course: CO101 Title: Introduction to Public Speaking Credits: 3
  This course provides students with a broad overview of public speaking, including such topics as audience analysis, idea generation and development, speech organization and speech delivery. Topics include how to outline speeches, create effective introductions and conclusions, use appropriate language and control nervousness. In addition, students examine guidelines for and practice delivering informative and persuasive speeches. Students will record themselves delivering speeches, thus they will need to know how to use a webcam and how to upload video files from their devices into the assignment dropbox in the Learning Management System.
Course: CS105 Title: Introduction to Computer Applications Credits: 3
  Students are introduced to basic computer concepts as well as techniques and tools for folder and file navigation and manipulation. Students explore the fundamentals of an office productivity suite, developing skills in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.
Course: EN101 Title: English Composition I Credits: 3
  This course emphasizes the writing process. Students will apply principles of good writing practice through various genre (narrative, persuasive, expository writings). Additionally, students will analyze reading material as part of the critical and creative thinking processes associated with written communication.
Course: EN361 Title: Fundamentals of Technical Writing Credits: 3
  This course explores the fundamental principles of successful professional communication. Topics include how to write business correspondence, job search correspondence, public relations documents and professional reports. Students will also learn how to define audiences and purpose, design document layout, and write, revise and proofread text.
Course: MA105 Title: College Algebra Credits: 3
  This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include equations, polynomial and rational functions and graphing and exponential and logarithmic functions. A new textbook may be required in order to ensure needed electronic codes are valid.
Course: MA230 Title: Mathematical Statistics I Credits: 3
  This course presents methods in making analytical decisions using statistics. The course focuses on the characteristics of numerical and categorical data, methods of presentation, and descriptive statistics. The course also introduces students to basic methods of sampling and of making inferences using one or two independent samples. NOTE: Credit may not be awarded for both MA215 and MA230.
Course: GU299 Title: General Education Capstone Credits: 3
  GU299 is the capstone course for Grantham University's general education program, and it serves a dual purpose. First, GU299 helps students' bridge the gap between the broad-based learning they experience throughout their general education courses and the discipline-specific learning they will engage in as they move closer toward degree completion. Secondly, by highlighting the specific skills and knowledge they attained through their general studies and working with them to incorporate those skills and that knowledge within their specific academic areas, students will achieve a greater awareness of how knowledge is intertwined, and better recognize how information drawn from one experience can be applied directly toward another, leading them to become more actively engaged, socially aware citizens of the various communities to which they belong.