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 – 33 credits
All students must complete the SUNY/ESC general education requirements.

Course

Credits

Prerequisite

1

Composition I

3

TOEFL > 530

2

Composition II

3

Composition I

3

College Algebra (can be waived upon testing)

3

4

College Trigonometry (can be waived upon testing)

1

5

Scientific World

3

Composition I

6

General Psychology

3

Composition I

7

US History I or II

3

Composition I

8

World History I or II

3

Composition I

9

Statistics I (pre: College Algebra)

3

Composition I

10

Computer Ethics

3

Composition I

11

1 art course

3

UNYT Concentration Prerequisites – 60 credits

Course

Credits 

Prerequisite

1

Calculus I

4

College Algebra, College Trigonometry

2

Discrete Mathematics 

4

College Algebra

3

Introduction to Programming

4

ESL III

4

Introduction to Computer Science

3

 ESL III

5

Object-Oriented Programming with Java

3

Introduction to Programming

6

Data Structures

3

Introduction to Programming

7

Design and Analysis of Algorithms

3

Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics

8

Database Systems

3

Data Structures

9

Operating Systems

3

Data Structures

10

Software Engineering I

3

Database systems

11

Introduction to Microeconomics

3

Comp I, College Algebra

12

Introduction to Macroeconomics 

3

Comp I, College Algebra

13

Financial Accounting

3

Comp I, College Algebra

14

Managerial Accounting

3

Managerial Accounting

15

Principles of Management

3

Comp I

16

MIS

3

System Analysis and Design

17

Computer Organization and  System Architecture

3

Introduction to Computer Science, Introduction to Programming

18

Business Information Systems

3

Managerial Accounting

Foreign Language(s) and/or Elective Courses – 5 credits Electives can be taken from UNYT and/or ESC.

Recommended: Albanian Business and Labor LawMoney and BankingCost AccountingCorporate Finance
Empire State College Concentration Courses – 32 credits

Course

Credits

1

Enterpreneurship, Small and Medium Business Management (pre: senior status)

4

2

Managerial Leadership (pre: Principles of Management, senior status)

4

3

VB.NET (pre: Introduction to Programming)

4

4

Intership or Final Project in Computer Science (pre: senior status)

4

5

Operations Research, Scheduling and Optimization (pre: Design and Analysis of Algorithms)

4

6

Industrial Economics (pre: Macro, senior status)

4

Select 2 from the following ESC Electives, based on availability:

 1

Financial Statement Analysis, Reporting and Transparency (pre: Managerial Accounting)

4

 2

Human Resources Management (pre: Principles of Management, senior status)

4

 3

Web Programming (pre: Intro to Programming)

4

 4

Data Communication and Networking (pre: Introduction to Programming)

4

 5

Security Engineering (pre: Introdcution to Programming)

4

 6

Software Engineering (pre: System Analysis and Design)

4

 7

Project Management (pre: Principles of Management, senior status)

4

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