Bachelor of Science in Information Systems
A successful information systems career requires both a broad professional knowledge base as well as a practical skill set. The Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems (BSIS) program at Los Angeles Pacific University equips students with such resources while integrating a Christian worldview.
Students who major in information systems will develop professional competencies in information management, computers, databases, systems analysis, and business principles related to information systems. With the opportunity to choose a concentration, students are able to pursue personal or specific career interests within the field of information systems.
Careers in the field of information systems include the areas of electronic data processing, database administration, information systems management, systems analysis, information security, and computer programming.
Graduates will also be equipped to continue their studies in graduate programs in information systems, information technology, or related fields.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) for the B.S. Degree in Information Systems
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems program will be able to:
- PLO 1: Demonstrate the ability to integrate biblical concepts and principles with discipline-specific topics and domains.
- PLO 2: Develop professional competencies in information systems, including an understanding of the various components of the field.
- PLO 3: Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
- PLO 4: Utilize appropriate research concepts and processes in the analysis of information systems issues, practices, and trends.
- PLO 5: Demonstrate critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
- PLO 6: Apply principles of Christian ethics in response to ethical dilemmas and issues within the field of information systems.
- PLO 7: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and implement ethically sound and legal decisions while accounting for cultural diversity.
The Los Angeles Pacific University Core comprises the General Education requirements and the LAPU Distinctives. Students are encouraged to complete the Core before beginning their major requirements. General Education requirements may be met by transfer work. The LAPU Distinctives are required for all undergraduate degrees at LAPU.
|General Education Requirements||25|
|COMM 105||Public Communication||3|
|ENGL 105||Introduction to Academic Research and Writing||3|
|ARTS 110||Introduction to Art||3|
|ENGL 115||Introduction to Literature||3|
|or PHIL 205||Introduction to Philosophy|
|or PHIL 210||Introduction to Ethics|
|MATH 105||Survey of College Mathematics||3|
|or MATH 125||College Algebra|
|or STAT 280||Applied Statistics|
|ECON 203||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|or PSYC 105||Introduction to Psychology|
|HIST 202||World Civilizations||3|
|or HIST 204||U.S. History from 1865|
|or HIST 420||United States History and the Constitution|
|Physical and Biological Sciences|
|BIOL 230||Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab||4|
|or BIOL 240||Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab|
|or CHEM 115||Chemistry for Health Sciences/Lab|
|or NSCI 150||Introduction to Astronomy/Lab|
|BIBL 100||Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy||3|
|BIBL 230||Introduction to Biblical Literature: Luke/Acts||3|
|ISTU 101||Success in the University 1||3|
Must be taken at LAPU.
To earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, students must complete the following degree components:
In order to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, students must complete the following required courses while achieving a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 in their major courses:
|ISYS 150||Applied Math for Information Systems||3|
|ISYS 200||Introduction to Information Systems||3|
|ISYS 210||Hardware and Software||3|
|BUSN 395||Project Management||3|
|ISYS 220||Object-Oriented Programming||3|
|ISYS 230||Introduction to Systems Analysis||3|
|ISYS 310||Server Management||3|
|ISYS 320||Business Communication Systems||3|
|ISYS 330||Network Administration||3|
|ISYS 340||Database Design and Administration||3|
|ISYS 380||Information Systems Management||3|
|ISYS 400||Web Development||3|
|ISYS 410||Operating Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|ISYS 420||Enterprise Architecture||3|
|ISYS 440||Data Analysis and Warehousing||3|
|ISYS 450||Mobile Applications and Computing in Business||3|
|ISYS 465||Business Information Systems Ethics||3|
|ISYS 490||Information Systems Capstone||3|
|Electives Requirement 1||32|
Students may choose from any course in the catalog. If students wish to complete a concentration, they may complete a maximum of two concentrations.
Students may also earn up to 30 credits of electives via Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).
- Concentration in Applied Pastoral Counseling
- Concentration in Child and Adolescent Psychology
- Concentration in Clinical Psychology
- Concentration in Criminal Behavior
- Concentration in Cultural Psychology
- Concentration in Educational Psychology
- Concentration in General Psychology
- Concentration in Health Education
- Concentration in Healthcare Leadership
- Concentration in Healthcare Management
- Concentration in Human Services
- Concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Concentration in Organizational Dynamics
- Concentration in Organizational Leadership
- Concentration in Psychology in the Healthcare Profession
- Concentration in Public Administration
- Concentration in Public Health
- Concentration in Supply Chain Management
- Customized Concentration