Bachelor of Science in Systems and Information Science
Worlds beyond the average computer science degree, the B.S. in Systems and Information Science (SIS) is an interdisciplinary course of study between L.C. Smith College of Engineering and the School of Information Studies (iSchool), in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase.
This non-math-based undergraduate degree establishes a technical focus more from the user perspective – versus the developer perspective – incorporating both hands-on computing and information-management experience.
As a student in the SIS program, you’ll emerge not only with the computing skills and knowledge needed to design and build software and information systems, but also with an understanding of how to apply these abilities in a real-world business environment.
The SIS program keeps students on the leading edge, combining mastery of the most advanced technologies and system methodologies with comprehension of the ever-changing, dynamic business environment. SIS students gain hands-on experience in design-oriented laboratories, focusing on new applications of computing techniques. The program integrates engineering design, theory, and practice within the social and organizational contexts in which these complex digital information systems will be employed.
All students engage in the core credits that create a solid foundation of integrated information and computing management coursework. Additionally, SIS students must complete both a Technical Specialization and a Focus Area.
You may complete your Technical Specialization requirement in one of the following applied-technology areas:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Database Management
- Security Management
- Web Design and Management
To satisfy the Focus Area requirement, SIS students may study Information Assurance & Security (IAS) or Global Enterprise Technology (GET), or select from most University-wide minors.
Students may register for the SIS program through either L.C. Smith or the iSchool once admitted to Syracuse University.