Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


Information Science Major/Minor Requirements

The curriculum in information science is oriented towards systems and applications. It emphasizes the design of an information system for public or private organizations; application programming and design; and methodologies for storing, retrieving, processing and transmitting data, and information. Students graduating from the program will be prepared for careers in information systems, computer applications and communication technology as found in government, business and society. The BS degree requires additional courses from within the major. A minor in information science is also available.

The requirements for the BS-IS and BA-IS degrees are listed below, followed by the requirements for MINOR-IS. Please note that the degree requirements for the major degree vary depending on your year. Also, forms are sometimes available on-line for tracking your progress toward a degree.

FOR THE CLASS OF 2013 AND FOLLOWING   (view/print the form)

Common Major Requirements:

CS 1100 (3) Structures of Computer Science or
CS 1400 (3) Discrete Structures
CS 1600 (3) Computer Science I
CS 1610 (1) Computer Science I Lab
CS 2201 (4) Systems Analysis
CS 2350 (4) Info. & Web Programming
CS 2500 (4) Info & Data Managment
CS 2850 (4) Computer Data Analysis
CS 3500 (4) Data Base Systems
CS 3850 (4) Information Retrieval Systems
CS 4615 (4) Data Communication & Networks
CS 4631 (4) Data Mining
CS 3270 (4) Health & Medical Informatics or
CS 4020 (4) Bioinformatics

BA Major: Requires the above 11 courses + 2 computer science electives

BS Major: Requires the above 11 courses + 2 computer science electives, and CS 3300 and either CS 3600 or CS 4510.

One elective must be numbered 2000 or higher and the other electives must be numbered 3000 or higher, excluding CISC 3001, CISC 4001, CISC 4650, and CISC 4660.

Requirements for a Minor in Information Science

Students wishing to minor in information science take CISC 1100 or CISC 1400, CISC 1600, CISC 2350 or CISC 2850, CISC 2500 and two elective courses offered by the department, selected in consultation with a departmental advisor. One elective must be numbered 2000 or higher and the other electives must be numbered 3000 or higher, excluding CISC 3001, CISC 4001, CISC 4650, and CISC 4660.

A grade of at least a C- is required for all major and minor courses.

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