Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Format: Online

Few fields are experiencing such a meteoric rise in high-paying job opportunities as Information Technology. Computer programming is expected to grow in excess of 22% a year in the 2012 to 2022 decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The BS in Information Systems online degree program helps students earn the credentials and acquire the skills needed to enter or advance in the fast-growing fields of application software programming, cybersecurity, database management and infrastructure and support. The program offers foundational knowledge and hands-on programming competencies, resulting in project-based work samples similar to that of a programming boot camp.

The program’s learning objectives and demanding, hands-on courses are designed around employer needs.  Throughout their time in the program, students build portfolios of increasingly complex projects using popular programming languages such as Python that mirror the current experience and demands of the IT workplace. Students develop projects, practice giving presentations, and review each other’s work in a convenient online setting, ensuring that they are equipped with the expertise most valued in today’s marketplace. The BS in Information Systems program culminates with a capstone project that represents highly sophisticated, but practical, solutions to address real world problems.

Additionally, the program’s faculty comprise committed and engaged technology practitioners who are experts in their fields.  They invest time in building courses on the use of open source best-practice tools that satisfy high employer demands for quality programming and use of advanced techniques.

Career Prospects

The BS in Information Systems program prepares graduates for a variety of technical and managerial positions, such as software architect/developer, network security analyst, database manager, IT infrastructure engineer, and information security specialist. 

Associate's Degree Holders: 2+2 Program

The 2+2 program allows students who have an AA or AS degree from an accredited college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in information systems in two more years as long as they attend school full time (15 credits per term) and stay in sequence. Summer coursework may be necessary depending on the student’s career goals and choice of courses.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between CUNY SPS and two-year colleges and universities, allowing students to transfer the maximum number of credits with ease to our BS in Information Systems program from institutions with which we have an established transfer process in place.

Borough of Manhattan Community College - A.A.S. in Computer Information Systems (PDF)
Queensborough Community College - A.A.S. in Computer Information Systems (PDF)

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess at least 24 transferrable credits from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants need to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math.

Application Deadlines

Applications for Spring 2018 are due by December 4, 2017

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Student/Alumni Profiles

Tresanne Bonnick

BS in Information Systems

"This degree directly relates to the career I want. I want to be a Business Analyst and the degree exposes me to both the technical and business sides of an organization."

Neal Rogers

BS in Information Systems

"...as I come closer to graduation, I’ve discovered it’s more about realizing my potential than anything else."

Recent News About Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

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CUNY SPS Ranks in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Online Bachelor’s List

January 20, 2017

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is proud to announce that it has been ranked in the nation’s top 8% of U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.  Of the institutions listed, CUNY SPS ranks 2nd in New York State and 1st in New York City.