Information & Decision Sciences
Perdue Hall

Information & Decision Sciences

Degree Program: Curriculum

The Information Systems curriculum is designed to provide students with the flexibility needed to prepare for several different career paths (see description of different soft tracks). The flexibility also facilitates pursuing a double-major of Information Systems and one of the other majors in the Perdue School. Requirements for Information Systems majors depends on the "catalog year" for each student ( the year the student started at Salisbury University) so make sure you are looking at the appropriate major requirements.

For those starting Salisbury University prior to Fall 2014

Two Required courses (during first year in IS major):

  • INFO 301 - Business Application Development

  • INFO 311 - Business Systems Analysis

One International Course:

  • IS major - INFO 465 (Global IT) or BUAD 386/396 (study abroad)

  • Double-majors - ACCT 430/435 or BUAD 386/396 or ECON 441 or FINA 447 or MGMT 422 or MKTG 423

One ABLE course (both require "C" or better in INFO 311)"

  • INFO 490 - Information Systems Internship

  • INFO 476 - Information Systems Development and Implementation

Four or more IS electives (based on soft track):

Soft Tracks:
BSA - Business Systems Analyst
EAA - Enterprise Application Analyst
BAP - Business Analytics Professional
NSA - Network/Security Analyst  

IS Elective Courses BSA EAA BAP NSA
ACCT 420 Accounting Information Systems E E E  
COSC 320 Adv. Data Structure & Alg. Dev.     E  
INFO 315 Project Management R E   E
INFO 340 Data Mining For Business Intelligence     R  
INFO 370 IS & Integrated Business Processes E R E E
INFO 385 Data Communications & Networking R     R
INFO 386 Database Management Systems R R R R
INFO 395 Managerial Decision Support with VBA E   R  
INFO 401 Mobile Application Development E E E  
INFO 440 Storage Technology Fundamentals     E E
INFO 450 Comp Hardware & Operating Sys Tech       R
INFO 460 Network Security Management       R
INFO 465 Global Information Technology I I I I
INFO 471 Advanced Topics in ERP   R    

R - strongly recommended IS elective for the soft-track
E - other IS elective that supports the soft track
I - also satisfies international requirement

**Note to double majors: The following courses count for both the Information Systems and another major:

  • Accounting: ACCT 420 (Accounting Information Systems)

  • Finance: INFO 301 (Business Application Development)

  • Management: INFO 315 (Project Management)

  • Marketing: INFO 340 (Data-mining)