With an Information Systems major and liberal arts education from Marietta, you will develop strong computing and business skills as well as critical thinking and communication skills — all of which make our graduates highly sought-after job candidates. You will learn how to program in high-level computer languages, use object-oriented design principles, master modern software tools, understand hardware components, communicate ideas and project results, and use analytical and technical skills to develop information solutions to business problems.

Students gain valuable hands-on experience through internships with local and national companies such as Peoples Bank, Hyland Software, nChannel, Nationwide Insurance and Google. Many of these internships have led to full-time positions. You will also work with a business or nonprofit in an extensive senior capstone project, developing an information system from requirements gathering to actual implementation. Students have lent their expertise to Habitat for Humanity, the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Microbac, the United Way, Harvest of Hope and the Marietta Municipal Court, among others. 

Sample Four-Year Schedule

First Year (Fall Semester)
CSCI 115 Computer Programming I 3 Credit Hours
WRIT 102 College Compostion 3 Credit Hours
PIO 101 Information Literacy 2 Credit Hours
PIO 102 Student Engagement 1 Credit Hour
General Education Civilization & Culture 3 Credit Hours
General Education Social Analysis 3 Credit Hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 Credit Hours

 

First Year (Spring Semester)
CSCI 116 Computer Programming II 3 Credit Hours
COMM 203 Fundamentals of Communication 3 Credit Hours
MNGT 220 Introduction to Management Information Systems 3 Credit Hours
General Education Civilization & Culture 3 Credit Hours
General Education Artistic Expression 3 Credit Hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 Credit Hours

 

Second Year (Fall Semester)
CSCI 230 Principles of Database Management 3 Credit Hours
ACCT 201 Introduction to Management Accounting 3 Credit Hours
PIO 201   3 Credit Hours
Lab Science Elective   4 Credit Hours
General Education Artistic Expression 3 Credit Hours
Semester Credit Hours   16 Credit Hours

 

Second Year (Spring Semester)
CSCI 330 Web Design and Programming 3 Credit Hours
MATH 120/301 Discrete Mathematics (or Foundations of Mathematics) 3 Credit Hours
Lab Science Elective   4 Credit Hours
Free Elective   3 Credit Hours
Free Elective   3 Credit Hours
Semester Credit Hours   16 Credit Hours

 

Third Year (Fall Semester)
MATH 223 Statistics for Natural and Social Sciences 3 Credit Hours
WRIT 305/307/COMM 420 Business Writing /Technical Writing/Business Communication Seminar 3 Credit Hours
ECON 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Credit Hours
Free Elective   3 Credit Hours
Free Elective   3 Credit Hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 Credit Hours

 

Third Year (Spring Semester)
CSCI 365 Networking Infrastructure and Architecture 3 Credit Hours
MIS 330 Introduction to E-Business and E-Commerce 3 Credit Hours
MNGT 201 Managing Organizations 3 Credit Hours
Free Elective   3 Credit Hours
Free Elective   3 Credit Hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 Credit Hours

 

Fourth Year (Fall Semester)
CSCI 370 Computer and Network Security 3 Credit Hours
CSCI 405 Software Engineering 3 Credit Hours
CSCI/MIS Elective   3 Credit Hours
Business Elective   3 Credit Hours
Free Elective   3 Credit Hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 Credit Hours

 

Fourth Year (Spring Semester)
CSCI 420 Systems Development Project 3 Credit Hours
CSCI/MIS Elective   3 Credit Hours
Business Elective   3 Credit Hours
Free Elective   3 Credit Hours
Free Elective   3 Credit Hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 Credit Hours

 

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