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(Archive) Information Systems (INFSY)

Begin Date: Fall Semester 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 2000


Professor Stephen Schappe, Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Business Administration

Total credits required for graduation: 122 credits

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 studentís 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.

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

General Education: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin)

Non-Business Electives: 12 Credits

Semester 1-4 Completed at another location
ENGL 015 GWS(3) or 030 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 202A GWS(3) or 202B GWS(3) or 202C GWS(3) or 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SPCOM 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
MATH 110 GQ(3) or 140 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
M I S 103 or CMPSC 203 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
MSIS 200 or STAT 200 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
M I S 100(3) or 204(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ECON 002 GS(3) & 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ACCTG 211(4) (Sem: 1-4)
B A 243(3) or B LAW 243(3) (Sem: 1-4)

Additional Courses
Sciences (GN) (9 Credits) (Sem: 1-8)
Arts (GA) (6 Credits) (Sem: 1-8)
Humanities (GH) (6 Credits) (Sem: 1-8)
Health Sciences & Physical Ed (GHS) & (GPE) (4 Credit) (Sem: 1-4)


Business Core: (21 Credits)
INFSY 390(3), BUS 361(3), 364(3), 462(3), FINAN 320(3), (Sem: 5-8)
MNGMT 310(3) MRKT 370 (3) (Sem: 5-8)

Information Systems Requirements: (6 Credits)
INFSY 307(3) & 450(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Information Systems Courses: (12 Credits) Select four courses from the following.
INFSY 430(3), 435(3), 440(3), 445(3), 446(3), 447(3), 448(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Business Electives: (12 Credits)
BUS 200(3) to 499(3), FINAN 200(3), to 499(3), (Sem: 1-8)
INFSY 200 to 499(3), MNGMT 200(3) to 499(3) (Sem: 1-8)
MRKT 200(3) to 499(3),COMP 200(3), to 499(3) (Sem: 1-8)
P ACC 300(3) to 499(3) (Sem: 5-8)

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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 1998

Review Date: 7/1/98



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