Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Fall 2022 Regular Deadline: June 21, 2022

Few fields are experiencing such a meteoric rise in high-paying job opportunities as information technology. On average, computer programmers make over $84,000 per year, 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 School of Professional Studies, (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.

IT Pathways Partners

NPower, PerScholas, and Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow have partnered with the CUNY School of Professional Studies to provide innovative pathways to a bachelor’s degree in information systems for graduates and alumni of their rigorous, in-demand IT training programs. To learn more about the partnerships, visit the IT Pathways Partners page.

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

  • Fall 2022 Regular Deadline: June 21, 2022
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Student/Alumni Profiles

Eugen Morarescu

BS in Information Systems

"I will also be one of the first people in my family to earn a college degree; I want to make my parents proud, and prove to myself and them that their struggle was worth it."

Kenneth Bentley

BS in Information System

"The primary impact I feel this degree will have on my life is increased stability. I look forward to entering the job market with the skills necessary to succeed."

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."

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."

Recent News About Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Enhancing Effective Instruction and Learning Using Assessment Data

February 25, 2022

Information Age Publishing

Dr. Jason Bryer, assistant professor and associate director of the data science and information systems programs at CUNY SPS, has co-written a chapter in the book "Enhancing Effective Instruction and Learning Using Assessment Data" available now through Information Age Publishing. The chapter, entitled "The Use of Predictive Modeling for Assessing College Readiness," introduces software for automating some aspects of developmental education and the use of predictive modeling.

NMSU Black faculty say teaching, learning should be inclusive, transformative, disruptive

February 18, 2022

Las Cruces Bulletin

Bobbie Green, a faculty member in the CUNY SPS BS in Information Systems program, is quoted in an article published by Las Cruces Bulletin that highlights a Black History Month event at New Mexico State University.
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CUNY SPS Receives Grant to Support Workforce Training Collaboration

February 09, 2022

The grant, awarded by the Pinkerton Foundation, will be applied toward a collaborative project that helps youth receive college credit for their workforce training.

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