Academic Catalog

2022-2023 Edition

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.

Requirement Title Credits
General Education Requirements25
LAPU Distinctives9
Total Credits34

General Education

Requirement Title Credits
English Communication
COMM 105Public Communication3
ENGL 105Introduction to Academic Research and Writing3
ARTS 110Introduction to Art3
ENGL 115Introduction to Literature3
or PHIL 205 Introduction to Philosophy
or PHIL 210 Introduction to Ethics
Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 105Survey of College Mathematics3
or MATH 125 College Algebra
or STAT 280 Applied Statistics
Behavioral Sciences
ECON 203Principles of Microeconomics3
or PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology
Social Sciences
HIST 202World Civilizations3
or HIST 204 U.S. History from 1865
or HIST 420 United States History and the Constitution
Physical and Biological Sciences
BIOL 230Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab4
or BIOL 240 Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab
or CHEM 115 Chemistry for Health Sciences/Lab
or NSCI 150 Introduction to Astronomy/Lab
Total Credits25

LAPU Distinctives

Requirement Title Credits
BIBL 100Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy3
BIBL 230Introduction to Biblical Literature: Luke/Acts3
ISTU 101Success in the University 13
Total Credits9

Must be taken at LAPU.


To earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, students must complete the following degree components:

Requirement Title Credits
Program Requisites9
Major Requirements45
Total Credits120

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:

Requirement Title Credits
Core Requirement34
Program Requisites
ISYS 150Applied Math for Information Systems3
ISYS 200Introduction to Information Systems3
ISYS 210Hardware and Software3
Major Requirements
BUSN 395Project Management3
ISYS 220Object-Oriented Programming3
ISYS 230Introduction to Systems Analysis3
ISYS 310Server Management3
ISYS 320Business Communication Systems3
ISYS 330Network Administration3
ISYS 340Database Design and Administration3
ISYS 380Information Systems Management3
ISYS 400Web Development3
ISYS 410Operating Systems Analysis and Design3
ISYS 420Enterprise Architecture3
ISYS 440Data Analysis and Warehousing3
ISYS 450Mobile Applications and Computing in Business3
ISYS 465Business Information Systems Ethics3
ISYS 490Information Systems Capstone3
Electives Requirement 132
Total Credits120

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).