University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022

Information Systems, B.S. in Bus. Ad.


The Information Systems major is designed for those students interested in business-oriented, computer technology-based information systems.  Students will learn both conceptual knowledge and skills to prepare for a future as an information systems professional.  The major integrates general business and management knowledge with expertise in computer technology (including programming, database, web, and networking) to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment in a competitive job market, start a business, or pursue further education in graduate and professional degree programs. 

Note: Students may not earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Information Systems AND a second major in Accounting  and Information Systems either concurrently or subsequently. Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with dual majors in Accounting and Information Systems.  Students also have the option to major in Information Systems and complete a minor in Accounting .

Contact Information


Department of Accounting and Information Systems
317 Ansari Business Building
(775) 784-4028
https://www.unr.edu/business/degree-programs/information-systems

Pre-majors should contact the College of Business Advising Office
409 Ansari Business Building 
(775) 784-4912.

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Admission Requirements


All students who are interested in graduating with a B.S. in Business degree with a major in Information Systems start by being declared as “pre-majors.” Pre-majors must complete Core Writing, Core Mathematics, the Pre-Business Core, and a total of 60 units before meeting with an advisor to declare a major in Information Systems. Students must declare their major before they may take any courses in the Upper-Division Business Core.

Graduation Requirements


  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units
  • Business Course Time Limit | Coursework used to complete College of Business and Major requirements must have been completed within the 10 years prior to the year of graduation.

I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (24-30 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding  the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Quantitative Reasoning (3-6 units) - CO2


C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L courses 

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6


E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses 

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (3 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9


B. Diversity & Equity - CO10


C. Global Contexts - CO11


Choose one from the following; these courses count in the Major Requirement:

D. Ethics - CO12


E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13


F. Application - CO14


III. Additional College Requirements (54 units)


B. Nonbusiness Course Requirements (12 units)


International Business course (3 units)


Select one course from the following:

IV. Major Requirements (27 units)


A. Select one of the following required courses (3 units)


C. Information Systems electives (6 units)


Select two courses from the following:

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)


VI. Electives (6-12 units)


VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Spring Semester (15 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


C. Third Year


Spring Semester (15 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)