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2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems, BS

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Degree Requirements

The minimum total credits required for a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems is 120.

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Communication (6 sch)

Mathematics (3 or 4 sch)

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Creative Arts (3 sch)

* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Social and Behavioral Science (3 sch)

Component Area Option (0 to 3 sch)

Component Area (3 sch)

Mathematics (3 or 4 sch)

* MATH 2413  and MATH 2414  may be substituted.

Major Course Requirements (37-39 sch)

All students are expected to complete COSC 1335 , COSC 1430 , and COSC 2430  or their equivalents before beginning the upper level major courses. These courses introduce general computer concepts and applications and develop programming skills. Programming skills are broadened through the completion of a course in a second high-level programming language.

Capstone Courses (3 sch)

All information systems majors share a capstone experience with all other science and mathematics majors.


Courses sufficient to satisfy the requirement of at least 45 upper level credits and a total of 120 credits must be elected.

Business Minor (12 sch)

All information systems majors have in common the minor in general business which, combined with the business core, provides a solid foundation in business management.

TExES Requirements

Candidates for TExES tests in information systems must complete the following courses or equivalent courses as approved by an information systems advisor. COSC 1335 , COSC 1430 , COSC 2430 , COSC 2420  or another course in a high level language approved by the advisor, COSC 3310 , COSC 3315 , COSC 4415 , and ACCT 4311 .

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