Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Information Systems Option, A.S. - Science/Mathematics


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Information Systems involves the application of computing principles by combining the fields of management and technology. The program is centered on the design, implementation, and testing of information systems as related to current practices. Graduates of the Information Systems Program should be able to transfer into four-year institutions that support a baccalaureate degree in this discipline.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to solve problems, conduct research and think critically.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of computer architecture.
  • Ability to analyze IT problems within a business environment.
  • Develop effective communication skills within an organization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both individually and as a team member.
  • Exhibit professionalism and ethical behavior.
  • Adapt to advancements in the area of information technology.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 16


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 16


Summer Session


Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 16


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 12


Summer Session


Total Program Hours: 60


Science General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Humanities General Education Courses (Recommended)


Choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Option Elective Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from COMS designated course except COMS 110 .

Social Science General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Developmental Courses


Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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