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2021-2022 Catalog and Handbook 
2021-2022 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

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Academic Director: Arthur O’Connor, PhD
CUNY School of Professional Studies
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New York, NY 10001
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The MS in Data Analytics and BS in Information Systems on-line degree programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies offer students the foundational knowledge, practical skills, hands-on technical experience, and academic credentials in order to enter or advance their careers in the fast-growing fields of data science and information technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BS in Information Systems will be able to:

  • PLO 1: Develop foundational knowledge of computing environments and system architecture
  • PLO 2: Develop foundational knowledge of computer and network security, systems analysis and business process design
  • PLO 3: Develop foundational knowledge of system development lifecycle methodology
  • PLO 4: Technical Track: Develop hands-on programming competency in both general purpose (Python) and database (SQL) languages
  • PLO 5: General Track: Develop foundational knowledge of common business processes - accounting, marketing, HR, and supply chain management

The Program

The BS in Information Systems online degree program enables students to acquire the skills and credentials needed to enter or advance in the fields of application software programming, cybersecurity, database management and infrastructure and support.

The curriculum is composed of foundational core courses, and two tracks (management and technical), of which students will select one.

  • Through the Foundational Core students will acquire the knowledge and gain experience with information systems, infrastructure and support, computer and network security, networks and data communications, enterprise architecture, systems analysis and design, e-commerce, information technology governance, business process design and project management. 
  • The General track focuses on business topics such as accounting, marketing, HR and supply chain management.
  • The Technical track focuses on software application development, database programming and systems security.

A minimum grade of a C is required in all courses in the Information Systems major, as well as all prerequisite courses.  Where there are prerequisites, a student may not progress to the next course in the sequence without having a C in the prerequisite course(s).

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess at least 24 transferrable credits from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants need to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math.


Program Requirements

120 credits are required for the online Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems.

  • General Education - See below
  • 48 credits in the Major, as follows:
    • 33 credits of IS foundation core requirements
    • 15 credits from the track of the student’s choosing
  • Free Electives - 30 - 36 credits.

Note: The required number of College Options credits and free elective credits each student will be required to take will be dependent upon his/her transfer credit evaluation.

General Education Requirements

General Education    

  • 12 credits Required Core
  • 18 credits Flexible Core
  • 6-12 credits College Option


Students select one of the following tracks:

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