General Remarks
Graduates from the I.S major are prepared to help organizations use computer technology to support their business processes. A Bachelor’s Degree in I.S provides a broad background in basic business knowledge, problem solving, and computer systems analysis & design.
As an I.S graduate, one may work for a large organization, specializing in one aspect of information technology; or, one may work for a small firm and offer support in several of the firm’s information technology areas. In either case, one’s job will involve: working with people and help them understand how they best do their jobs and how computers are most effective; implementing computer-based solutions identified; training people to use the information systems; installing and troubleshooting hardware, software, networks; and helping management understand and plan for the best new technologies to integrate in the organization’s business processes.

List of Courses

General Education – 31 credits
All students must complete the SUNY general education requirements.

 

Course

Credits

Prerequisite

1

Composition I

3

English language proficiency level B2

2

Composition II

3

Composition I

3

College Algebra (can be waived upon testing)

3

4

Trigonometry (can be waived upon testing)

1

5

Scientific World (Natural Science)

3

Preferably Composition I

6

General Psychology (Social Science)

3

Composition I

7

US History I or II

3

Preferably Composition I

8

World History I or II

3

Preferably Composition I

9

1 Other World Civilization Course

3

Preferably Composition I

10

Computer Ethics (Humanities)

3

Preferably Composition I

11

Art Course

3

Preferably Composition I

Sub Total

31

UNYT Concentration Prerequisites – 61 credits

Course

Credits 

Prerequisite

1

Statistics

3

College Algebra

2

Calculus I

422103

4

College Algebra & Trigonometry

3

Discrete Mathematics 

422108

4

College Algebra

4

Computer Applications

3

5

Introduction to Computer Science

3

 Preferably Composition I

6

Introduction to Programming

4

 Preferably Composition I

7

Object-Oriented Programming with Java

4

Introduction to Programming

8

Computer Organization and System Architecture

403205

3

Introduction to Computer Science, Introduction to Programming

9

Data Structures

403204

3

Introduction to Programming

10

Database Systems

403201

3

Data Structures

11

Operating Systems

403206

3

Data Structures

12

System Analysis & Design

404212

3

Database Systems

13

Microeconomics

3

Composition I & College Algebra

14

Macroeconomics 

3

Microeconomics

15

Financial Accounting

3

Composition I & College Algebra

16

Managerial Accounting

3

Financial Accounting

17

Principles of Management

3

Composition I

18

MIS

3

Computer Applications, Principles of Management

19

Business Information Systems

3

Computer Applications, Principles of Management

 

Foreign Language(s) and/or Elective Courses – 4 credits 

Electives can be taken from UNYT and/or ESC. Recommended UNYT electives:

Course

Credits

Prerequisite

1

Albanian Bussiness and Labor Law

3

2

Money & Banking

3

Macroeconomics

3

Cost Accounting

3

Managerial Accounting

4

Principles of Marketing

3

Microeconomics

5

Corporate Finance

4

Composition II, Managerial Accounting

6

Programming in Visual C++

402206

3

Introduction to Programming

7

Introduction to Mobile Application Development

404219

3

Object Oriented Programming with Java

8

Algorithms and Complexity

3

Data Structures, Discrete Maths

 

Empire State College (ESC) Concentration Courses – 32 credits

Course

Credits

Prerequisite

1

Small Business Management

4

Senior status

2

Leadership

4

Principles of Management, Senior status

3

Data Communications and Networks 

4

Introduction to Programming

4

Senior Project

4

Senior status

5

Computer Operations and Security 

4

Data Communication and Networks

6

Web Systems Development

4

Introduction to Programming

7

ESC Elective

4

8

ESC Elective

4

Sub Total

32

Empire State College Elective Courses – 8 Credits

 1

Financial Statement Analysis

4

Managerial Accounting

 2

Human Resource Management

4

Principles of Management, Senior status

 3

Network Administration and Management

4

Data Communication and Networks

 4

Visual Basic.NET

4

Introduction to Programming

 5

Industrial Economics

4

Intro to Macro, Senior status

 6

Software Engineering 404214

4

System Analysis & Design

 7

Project Management

4

Principles of Management, Senior status

TOTAL 128 CREDITS (min. 124 credits for the SUNY/ESC degree).