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Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

S1020012The BS program prepares students for all potential career positions in the IS field. These include: Systems Analysis and Design, Computer Networking and Health Care Informatics.

For successful completion of the degree, all students must satisfy the general education requirements that are explained in the UMBC Undergraduate Catalog.

Effective Fall 2013, all Information Systems majors must complete at least 9 upper level IS classes (numbered >= 300) taught by the IS department at UMBC.

The required program courses for the Bachelor of Science Degree are:

Information Systems
Mathematics and Computer Science
Administrative Science

Students who wish to obtain a Bachelor or Science (B.S.) degree in Information Systems must satisfy the following requirements:

A grade of “C” or better for any course to be applied to the Information Systems major. In addition each student who wishes to earn a B.S. degree in IS must meet the following gateway requirements:

A grade of “C” or higher in:

A 3.0 GPA with no grade below a “C” in:


For all students effective Fall 2002:

Completion of IS 300 & IS 310 with a 3.0 GPA and no grade less than “C”, and IS 147 and Math 155, passed with a “C” or better are prerequisites for IS 410 & IS 450. Students may not repeat IS 300 or 310 more than once.

Prerequisite Structure Chart: