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Information Systems

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College of Business and Economics

  • Chair: Paul J. Lazarony
  • Associate Chair: Rishma Vedd
  • Department of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Juniper Hall (JH) 3123
  • (818) 677-2461
  • www.csun.edu/acctis 


Degree Programs

  • B.S., Information Systems
  • Option in Business Systems Option in Information Technology
  • Minor in Information Systems


The B.S., Information Systems (BSIS) degree offers educational opportunities to students with diverse backgrounds who are interested in Information Systems (IS). The program provides students a synthesis of technological and business knowledge to develop and integrate effective IS solutions that support management decision making and organizational strategies. The program prepares graduates for a variety of IS careers in business, government and non-profit organizations.

The Major

The study of Information Systems (IS) centers on the effective use of information technology—computers and telecommunications networks—to support management decision making and corporate strategy, in addition to providing all necessary operational level support for an organization.


The IS program helps prepare graduates to assume such positions as systems analyst, application program developer, database administrator, network specialist and web developer. Information Systems career opportunities are available in a variety of industries, including consulting, banking, entertainment, health, media, education and technology.

Academic Advisement

All Lower Division program advisement is through the College Student Services Center in JH 2113. Upon completion of BUS 302/L, students are encouraged to seek advisement through faculty mentors from the department of their major.

Business Majors

A Business Major is any student majoring in Accountancy; Finance; Information Systems; Management; Marketing; or Business Administration with an option in either Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Real Estate, Systems and Operations Management, or Insurance and Financial Services,. All Business majors share 27 units of common Lower Division core courses and 19 units of common Upper Division core courses.

Double Major Requirements

Students seeking a double major in the College of Business and Economics must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and be able to complete both majors within a maximum of 140 units.

Special Grade Requirements

Transfer students should be aware that no grade lower than a “C” will be accepted upon transfer from another institution to satisfy College of Business and Economics requirements.

Residency Requirement

At least 50 percent of the business and economics course credit units and 50 percent of the specialized major credit units required for the Bachelor of Science degrees in Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics must be completed in residence at CSUN.


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