Program: Minor in Information Systems

Program Description

The study of Information Systems (IS) bridges all functional areas of today’s organizations. Business professionals need a thorough understanding of IS to be competitive in the job market. Since IS facilitates communications throughout every type of organization, a concentration of study would also be of interest to students majoring in degree programs throughout the University. The Information Systems minor is for (1) students within the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics (except for ISBS or ISIT majors) and (2) students throughout the University majoring in programs such as Communications, Geography, Graphic Design, Engineering, Health Science, Kinesiology, Journalism or any other program where a student feels a concentration of Information Systems courses would be useful for his or her career.

This minor is not available to Information Systems majors.

Program Requirements

ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
COMP 100 Computers: Their Impact and Use (3)*
IS 312 Information Systems for Business (3)**
IS 431 Systems Analysis and Design (3)***
IS 435 Business Data Communications and Networking (3)***
IS 441 Database Management Systems (3)***
IS 451 Systems Development Project (3)

*COMP 100 satisfies 3 units of General Education in Lifelong Learning.
**IS 312 has a prerequisite of ACCT 220.
***IS 431, IS 435 and IS 441 have a prerequisite of IS 312.
†IS 451 has prerequisites of IS 431 and IS 435.

Total Units in the Minor: 21


Chair: Rishma Vedd
Associate Chair: David Liu
Department Coordinator: Sherry Saebfar
Juniper Hall (JH) 3123
(818) 677-2461