B.S. 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 jointly offered by the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and the School of Information Studies (iSchool), in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase.

This non-calculus-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.

Program Details

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.

Curriculum

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 Short Technical Sequence and a Focus Area.

You may complete your Short Technical Sequence requirement in one of the following applied-technology areas:

  • Database Management
  • Networking
  • Security Management
  • Systems
  • 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 outside of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Management and Technology.

The most up-to-date curriculum information may be found on the Syracuse University Course Catalog.

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Admission

Students may register for the SIS program through either L.C. Smith or the iSchool once admitted to Syracuse University.

Program Directors

Robert J. Irwin
L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science
4-206L-A Center for Science and Technology
Phone: (315)443- 4400
Fax 315-443-2583
rjirwin@syr.edu


David Dischiave
School of Information Studies
225 Hinds Hall
Phone: (315)443-4681
ddischia@syr.edu
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