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ARCHIVE - Information Systems (INFSY)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Fall Semester 2000

Information Systems (INFSY) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR STEPHEN SCHAPPE, Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Business Administration

This major prepares students to enter rapidly expanding fields associated with technology including programming, systems analysis and design, database administration, network management, support services and training, and management of information resources. Students obtain competence both in information technology and in business theory. Thus, the curriculum combines technical content with managerial aspects of information systems. Each student´┐Żs background is complemented with basic business instruction in accounting, marketing, management and finance. With business and non-business electives, the program is designed to develop necessary skills to be an effective Information Systems employee. Because the Harrisburg area is the center of industry and economic development for South Central Pennsylvania, students are provided with many opportunities to experience the exciting and challenging world of business.

For a B.S. in Information Systems a minimum of 122 credits are required. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the degree must be taken at the Capital College. No more than 61 credits should be from business and business related courses.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Information Systems major requires the completion of 9 entry-to-major courses: ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3), MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4), ACCTG 211(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4) or M I S 103(3), M I S 204(2), STAT 200 GQ(4) or MS&IS 200(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), B A 243(4) and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average. Additional information about this major is available in the office of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Business Administration at Penn State Harrisburg.

Change of Assignment Recommendation:
Students should generally have completed most of their General Education requirements. A limited number of 001-200 level courses are offered at Penn State Harrisburg for students who need lower division courses.

Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Harrisburg during their fourth semester, to be effective for the next semester of enrollment.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(10-12 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education Course Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: Select 3-4 credits of non-business courses.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 84-85 credits
(This includes 10-12 credits of General Education Courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 4-6 credits of GQ courses)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (49 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), M I S 204(2), B A 243(4) (Sem: 1-4)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
FINAN 320(3), BUS 361(3), BUS 364 DF(3), BUS 462(3), INFSY 390(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
INFSY 307(3)[1], INFSY 450(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
MNGMT 310(3), MRKT 370(3) (Sem: 5-8)
MGMT 451W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (23-24 credits)
Select 3-4 credits from M I S 103(3) or CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 4 credits from MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 4 credits from MS&IS 200(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 12 credits[1] from the following: INFSY 430(3), INFSY 435(3), INFSY 440(3), INFSY 445(3), INFSY 446(3), INFSY 447(3), INFSY 448(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from 200-400 level business courses from: BUS, FINAN, INFSY, MNGMT, MRKT, or P ACC in consultation with an academic adviser and in support of the student's interests. (Sem: 3-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet #: 28-04-49

Review Date: 1/21/00

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