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Information Systems - Information Assurance and Security

Overview

The Information Systems (IS) Major is designed to prepare professionals in Information Systems field, including systems analysis and design and software engineering. This degree focuses on the use of computer technology and information management methods to solve business problems, utilizing an understanding of both the organizational context of the problem and the technologies, methodologies, and tools typically utilized.

This sequence designed to give students the knowledge and tools necessary for protecting information and information systems.

Why Study Information Systems - Information Assurance and Security?

The Information Systems major emphasizes the application of computer and systems techniques to the solution of real world problems. The Information Systems (IS) Major is designed to prepare professionals in Information Systems including such areas as systems analysis and design and software engineering. This degree focuses on the use of computer technology and information management methods to solve business problems. This requires an understanding of both the organizational context of the problem and the technologies, methodologies, and tools typically utilized.

Related Majors

Careers

Related Skills

  • Ability to communicate well
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Logical thinker
  • Flexible thought process and ability to cope change
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good team member
  • Strong understanding of computer languages

Related Fields

  • CAD/CAM Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Manager
  • Consultant
  • Contract Administrator
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Customer Support Coordinator
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Data Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Designer
  • Electronic Commerce Developer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Industrial/Institutional Buyer
  • Instructional Technology Designer
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Risk Analyst
  • Specification Writer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Analyst
  • Technical Evaluator
  • Technical Researcher
  • Technical Writer
  • Training Instructor
  • Treasury Management Specialist
  • Web Analyst
  • Web Designer
  • Web Information Officer

Career Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Megan Turner  110 Student Services Building  meturne@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5821 

Internship Coordinator

Name Office Email Phone
Tal Parmenter  Old Union 302A  taparma@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-3718 

New Freshmen

Applying to Illinois State

Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit Welcome2ISU.IllinoisState.edu to apply today!

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

New Transfer

Applying to Illinois State

Illinois State's preferred filing period for fall transfer students is September 1-January 1. For the spring semester, the preferred filing period is from April 1-August 1. You are encouraged to apply early in the preferred filing period for best consideration for admission into competitive majors. Visit Welcome2ISU.IllinoisState.edu to apply today!

Minimum GPA

2.20

Middle 50% GPA

2.61 - 3.33

Required Courses

None

Recommended Courses

  • Foundations of information technology (ITK 160)
  • Problem solving for information technology (ITK 177)
  • Computer application programming (ITK 178)
  • Systems development I (ITK 261)

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Lisa Walter  Old Union 302C  lkwalte@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5186 

Illinois State Students

Middle 50% GPA

2.61 - 3.33

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

Application Period

Always available.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Lisa Walter  Old Union 302C  lkwalte@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5186 
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