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College of Arts and Sciences

Patrick F. Hafford, Dean
Dobbs Hall, Room 301
Phone: 617-989-4870

College Vision and Mission Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences plays a critical role in the education of students at Wentworth Institute of Technology.  With a thorough grounding in the Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences and Social Sciences, the College facilitates student success across all programs at the Institute.  Critical thinking, oral and written communication, and data interpretation skills developed through our courses ensure that students are broadly educated, deeply engaged, and dedicated to life-long learning.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers four undergraduate programs:

  • The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (BSAM) program is a three-year degree (a four-year option is also available) that is geared toward students who wish to apply mathematics to solve problems facing industry, government, biological and physical science. 
  • The Bachelor of Science in Business Management (BSM) degree is designed to help students become leaders by acquiring knowledge and competencies in management with concentrations in either technology project management or entrepreneurship. 
  • The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (BSIS) is an interdisciplinary major offering a solid background in the analysis, design, development, deployment and administration of computer-based information systems within a business management context.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Facility Planning & Management (BFPM) program aims to develop in its students the recognized management skills and knowledge of current technologies necessary for entry-level professional practice in the rapidly-growing profession of facility management. Working professionals wishing to further enhance their value in the industry can also earn a Master’s of Science in Facility Management (MSFM).

Departments

Interdisciplinary Degree Program

Computer Information Systems

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

The B.S. in Computer Information Systems links the worlds of business and computer science. It is the study of business organizations and the programming, databases and networks that support them. Functioning at the intersection of business and technology, it offers an interdisciplinary education that neither discipline alone can provide. Courses span the computer science, business management, math, science, humanities and social sciences departments. Four open electives give students the option to choose a focus or concentration from either business management, such as project management or finance; or computer science, such as databases or software development; or they can design a concentration that fits their desired goals.

This program offers a solid background in the analysis, design, development, deployment and administration of computer-based information systems within a business management context. Students will complement business skills with strong technical skills in databases, systems analysis and design, business processes, organizational behavior, networking and telecommunications, and project management, along with problem solving skills. Graduates will be well prepared for the growing number of opportunities in CIS and information technology.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 126

This is a four year program starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.

Please see Graduation Requirements –Undergraduate for information about the English sequence and the humanities/social science elective requirement.

Management or Computer Electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor. 

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

Freshman Year

MGMT110

Introduction to Management

4

MGMT210

Management Information Systems

4

 

COMP115

Introduction to Programming

3

MATH250

Precalculus

4

MATH205

College Mathematics I

4

ELECTIVE

Lab Science

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

TOTAL CREDITS

15

16

Sophomore Year

COMP105

Introduction to Networks

4

COMP325

Systems Analysis and Business Applications

4

COOP300

Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

0

COMP476

Information Systems Project Management

4

COMP355

Database Management Systems

4

 

ECON315

Principles of Economics

4

MGMT395

Integrative Financial Accounting

4

MATH130 or MGMT250

Statistics and Applications OR Research Methods in Business

4

ELECTIVE

Management or Computer

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

16

Junior Year

MGMT220

Management Communications

4

COOP400

Co-op Work Term I

0

MATH410

Discrete Mathematics

4

COMP563

Network Administration

4

 

ELECTIVE

Lab Science

4

PHIL450
Ethics

4

ELECTIVE

Management or Computer

4

ELECTIVE

Management or Computer

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

0

16

Senior Year

COOP600

Co-op Work Term II

0

MGMT570

Strategic Management

4

MGMTXXX

Computer Information Systems Capstone

4

 

PSYC425

Industrial-Organizational Psychology

4

MATH310

Operations Research

4

ELECTIVE

Management or Computer

4

ELECTIVE

General

3

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

0

16

15

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