Information Science: Bachelor of Science

Common Computer and Information Science Curriculum

Computer Science Overview Courses

Freshmen or freshmen transfers should complete the following two courses:

  • CS 1200 CS/IS Overview 1
  • CS 1210 CS/IS Overview 2: Co-op Preparation

Computer Science Fundamental Courses

Complete the following four courses with corresponding labs, as indicated. A grade of C- or higher is required in each course:

Computer Science Required Courses

Computing and Social Issues

Complete one of the following courses:

  • SOCL 4528 Computers & Society
  • SOCL 3485 Environment, Technology, and Society
  • ANTH 3418 Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
  • IA 5240 Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights

Common Information Science Curriculum

Information Science Foundations

Complete the following three courses:

  • IS 2000 Principles of Information Science
  • CS 3200 Database Design
  • IS 3500 Information System Design & Development

Human Computer Interaction

Complete the following two courses:

Research and Data Analysis

Choose one statistics course below:

Complete the following two courses:

  • IS 4800 Empirical Research Methods
  • IS 4900 Information Science Senior Project

Information Science Concentrations and Electives

Students will choose three courses from a single concentration, and one additional CS or IS elective that is not already required and that is in the ranges:

Concentration: Information Systems Management

Concentration: Human Computer Interaction

Concentration: Research and Data Analysis

English Requirement

Complete the two following courses:

  • ENGW 1111 College Writing
  • ENGW 3302 Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions OR ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

NU Core

1 of the general electives must be used to satisfy:

  • Level 1 Arts/Humanities Core

1 of the general electives must be a science chosen from the Level 1 Science/Technology core. This course must not be a technology course. If the science course chosen requires a lab then that lab must be taken as well.

Comparative Cultures Requirement

The Comparative Cultures Requirement must be satisfied. If this is done by taking a course then this course must be one of the general electives that is taken in addition to the NU Core Level 1 electives.