Degree or Program Details


Information Systems Major

This program’s objectives are to apply computer theory to business applications and to provide a strong dual knowledge foundation in technical and problem-solving skills. People-oriented career paths lead to positions as computer consultants, analysts, trainers and high-tech marketers. Alternate careers as software programmers, database managers and network administrators tie the technical skills to the support and use of computer systems.

IS majors students must earn a minimum grade of “C-” in each CS/CIS/IS course applying to their IS major.

Students must obtain a 2.00 GPA in their (combined) business core and major courses as well as a 2.00 cumulative Northern Michigan University GPA.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Business Core 32

Information Systems 34
Information Systems Core 22
     CS 120 Computer Science I (4 cr.) [V]
Choice of 12 credits from the following 12
(at least 8 credits must be 300 level or above)  
Any CIS Course not taken for the Core (1-8 cr.) 

Other Required Courses 24
     MA 115 Precalculus (4 cr.) [III] or
     MA 161 Calculus I (4 cr.) [III]
     SP 120 Small Group Process (4 cr.)

General Electives 4

This major does not require a minor.