Information Systems Major

Majors in information systems develop specialized skills and problem-solving abilities highly valued by employers.

TU students sitting at a desk and in front of computers

The field of information systems is concerned with the information that computer systems can provide to aid a company, nonprofit or governmental organization in defining and achieving its goals. The field also involves the processes that an enterprise can implement and improve using information technology.

Graduates with the information systems major are prepared with a highly marketable combination of technical, organizational and behavioral skills. This program is a great fit if you enjoy technology and working with people.

Tracks

You’ll select one of four tracks that will help you tailor the program to meet your career goals:

Systems Track

The systems track prepares you to develop robust and reliable information systems with a focus on building key technical skills in information system analysis, design and development.

The Business Track

The business track prepares you to integrate technology with business processes and strategies, focusing on business comprehension, core enterprise functions, and the technological challenges in a multitude of businesses.

Interface Design Track

Interface design track prepares you to incorporate design and cognition into technology development with a focus on building interface layouts and physical devices that are appropriate for specific users, tasks and environments.

The e-Government Track

The e-Government track prepares you to understand government and public policy contexts, and to leverage technology in providing online government services.

If none of these tracks meets your specific career goals, you can work with the program director to develop a customized, cohesive track.

Degree Requirements

You can view degree requirements for the information systems major in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Learning Objectives

  • Graduates can use their proficiency in information systems principles, practices and analytical techniques to solve a variety of problems.
  • Graduates can explain the technological, organizational, and behavioral principles that underlie information systems.
  • Graduates will understand the ethical and societal concerns and dilemmas facing information systems professionals and can formulate appropriate solutions and courses of action.
  • Graduates can work effectively in teams and communicate effectively.

WHY TOWSON University?

Academic Advantages

  • small classes and highly individualized advising
  • research and internship opportunities through partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies and the information technology industry
  • state-of-the-art facilities, including eight smart classrooms and 15 computer laboratories
  • excellent faculty with diverse research specialties