Begin Date: Spring Semester 2002
End Date: Spring Semester 2005
Capital College (INFSY)
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’s 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 is 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.
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.)
(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 5-8 credits of non-business courses.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 81-82 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 364W GI(3), BUS 462(3), INFSY 390(3) (Sem: 5-8)
INFSY 307(3), INFSY 445(3) , INFSY 450(3) (Sem: 5-8)
MNGMT 310(3), MRKT 370(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (20-21 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 9 credits  from the following: INFSY 413(3), INFSY 430(3), INFSY 435(3), INFSY 436, INFSY 440(3), INFSY 446(3), INFSY 447(3), INFSY 448(3), INFSY 489(3) (Sem: 5-8).
Three (3) of these credits must be selected from INFSY 413(3), 436(3), or 440(3).
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from 200-400 level business courses from: ACCT, BUS, ECNMS, FINAN, INFSY, MNGMT, or MRKT in consultation with an academic adviser and in support of the student's interests. (Sem: 3-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
The Pennsylvania State University � 2001
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.
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Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2002
Blue Sheet Item #: 30-03-014
Review Date: 3/8/04