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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 must earn a grade of “C” or better for any course to be applied to the Information Systems major.

Before being allowed to take IS 410 and 450 (and then the rest of the IS 400-level core courses), a student must first complete the following gateway requirements:

A grade of “C” or higher in:

And a grade of “B” or higher in:

Students may not repeat IS 300 or 310 more than once.

Students entering UMBC for the first time before Fall 2015 must earn a “B” average with no grade below a “C” in IS 300 and IS 310.

Examples of upper-level electives that could be used to help fulfill the IS major requirements include: IS 303, IS 304, IS 460, IS 461, IS 427, IS 428, IS 430, IS 438, IS 464, IS 471, IS 472, IS 451U, IS 451M, and IS 452, as well as others (see catalog for a full listing).

There are also several special courses, including IS 399, IS 478, IS 479, IS 469, IS 397, and IS 467, among others, that cannot be used to satisfy the IS upper-level elective requirement, but that students can use to gain academic credit for internships, coops, and research projects. See your advisor for more information.

Prerequisite Structure Chart: