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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computing Major, B.S. (Information Systems Concentration)

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College of Business and Technology

Department of Computing

Information Systems Concentration Information

PO Box 70711
Johnson City, TN 37614-1266
Fax: 423-439-7119

The IS concentration supplements the CSCI core curriculum with courses in e-Business, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Enterprise System implementation and programming. Students select an emphasis in accounting or management and explore the application of information systems in business process definition and execution. This concentration is designed for students who wish to apply their knowledge in e-Business development, Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise System implementation, or within their emphasis area, and for those who plan graduate work in information science or business administration.

Grade Requirements

In order to graduate, a computing major must attain:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.5 or better; and

  2. A GPA of 2.5 or better in all computing courses; and

  3. A grade of “B-” or better in CSCI 1250 ; and   

  4. A grade of “C-” or better in all other major requirements. This includes both common core and concentration-specific courses and all courses from other departments that satisfy major requirements.

  5. A minimum grade of “C” in ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020 .

All concentrations must complete 124 credit hours, including the ETSU General Education Requirements, the common computing core, and the concentration-specific courses.

CISC majors must pass the proficiency exam or complete CSCI 1100 Using Information Technology  prior to accumulating 30 semester credit hours.

General Program Information

To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements put forth by ETSU, by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels. Please follow the format below:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements

Total Credit Hours for Degree: 124

TBR General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours

Below you will see the categories and courses specified under TBR General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a TBR General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, we only list those courses under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition

Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication

Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts

9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences

8 credits, consisting of two of the following in the same science sequence (discipline.) (Some require labs which are listed directly after the lecture.)


Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530  during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website

Major Electives: 9 credit hours

Approved CSCI elective (3 credits)

Approved CSCI elective (3 credits)

Approved CSCI or emphasis elective (3 credits)

At least one major elective must be at the 3000-4000 level.

Emphasis Areas: 12 Credit Hours

Student should select either Accountancy or Management Emphasis.

Free Electives: 3-4 Credit Hours

Minor: no minor required

Additional Information

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