123 Credit Hours


The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems equips students with the competencies for success in a rapidly growing field. IS managers plan, coordinate, and execute IT-related goals in an organization. As the use of web-based systems, Big Data, and machine learning follow an ever-expanding trajectory, professionals in this area are central to an organization's success and very survival. They are expected to implement cyber security plans, deliver a competitive edge by leveraging new technology, negotiate with vendors, and recruit key personnel. At the apex of the chain, chief information officers (CIOs) develop and implement IT strategy for the whole enterprise. This program can also be completed as a concentration.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze a complex computing problem by applying principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University

Graduation Requirements

In order to become a candidate for graduation, a student:

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at CU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C;
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Carolina University.