Information Systems (BS) | Los Angeles Pacific University

Bachelor of Science

Information Systems

45

Required Major Units

$450

Cost Per Unit

$20,250

Estimated Major Cost

General Studies Core Requirements

Students pursuing any of LAPU’s bachelor’s degrees are encouraged to complete the General Studies Core before starting their major requirements. Students must attain at least a 2.0 (C) grade-point average in the major. Some majors may require a 2.5 grade-point average (please refer to the degree for more details). All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists. Prior coursework from regionally accredited colleges/universities may be transferred to meet the General Studies Core requirements.

English Communications

6 Units

COMM

105

Public Communication

3 Units

Practical instruction on how to speak effectively and basic principles underlying effective communication. Topics range from the study of theoretical models of public communication to the fundamental skills of research, organization, and delivery of informative and persuasive discourse.

ENG

105

Introduction to Academic Research and Writing

3 Units

In this course, students are introduced to academic research and writing at the university level. Particular attention is paid to responding to university-level writing prompts, defining and identifying academic sources, integrating academic sources in their writing, and defining and practicing academic integrity. Prerequisite: ENG 101.

Arts and Humanities

6 Units

ART

110

Introduction to Art

3 Units

This course introduces students to the visual arts and architecture of various times and cultures with a focus on interpretation and meaning-making, consideration of the role of visual arts in building and responding to culture. Students develop a deeper understanding of the history, forms, and styles of art and architecture with the aim of expanding students’ personal awareness of art and themselves.

ENG

115

Introduction to Literature

3 Units

This course introduces students to the varying genres of literature — fiction, poetry, drama, and cinema — while examining and exploring the historical, critical, and social significance of literary expression. Prerequisite: ENG 105.

OR

PHIL

205

Introduction to Philosophy

3 Units

An introduction to the main areas of philosophy, including epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. The course will introduce students to the major philosophers and their writings. In addition, students will become familiar with worldview-thinking; a conceptual framework from which to examine, understand, and converse on the various topics in philosophy. In particular, students will learn to articulate a comprehensive Christian worldview and communicate their perspectives with clarity and relevancy.

OR

PHIL

210

Introduction to Ethics

3 Units

Principle ethical theories and major thinkers who proposed them. Students examine key ethical systems and compare them to biblical teaching with the goal of articulating a Christian approach to ethics. Students explore a variety of ethical issues and acquire a step-by-step model for moral decision making.

Quantitative Reasoning

3 Units

MATH

105

Survey of College Mathematics

3 Units

MATH 105 is designed for the non-science major. Key areas of focus include financial literacy, numerically-based decision making, growth, scale, consumer applications, probability, and numerical applications. The course applies basic college-level mathematics to real-life problems. Prerequisite: MATH 099 with a grade of C- or better, or SAT 540/ACT 23 math score.

OR

MATH

125

College Algebra

3 Units

This course is primarily a study of functions (linear, quadratic, polynomial, inverse, exponential, and logarithmic) and their graphs. Additional topics include solving equations and inequalities, matrices, and sequences and series. Prerequisite: MATH 099 with a grade of C- or better, or SAT 540/ACT 23 math score.

OR

STAT

280

Applied Statistics

3 Units

Introductory statistics with an emphasis on the application of statistical knowledge. Students learn sampling techniques for data collection, summarize statistical information using numeric values and graphical displays, and analyze and interpret data using appropriate statistical methods. Prerequisite: MATH 099 with a grade of C- or better, or SAT 540/ACT 23 math score.

Behavioral Sciences

3 Units

APSY

105

Introduction to Psychology

3 Units

A broad introduction into the study of the mind and human behavior through the review of multiple perspectives within psychology. Students examine relationships between brain and behavior, perception, cognition, development, social behavior, personality, learning, psychopathology, and psychotherapy.

OR

ECO

203

Principles of Microeconomics

3 Units

This course provides an introduction to concepts and tools of economic analysis for microeconomics. Students study the interactions of firms and consumers: consumer demands, firm costs, price determination under various market structures, and the role of government in a market economy. Prerequisite: MATH 125 or STAT 280.

Social Sciences

3 Units

HIS

202

World Civilizations

3 Units

This course provides an in-depth analysis of global historical trends which have transformed world civilization, such as the emergence of the world system(s); formation of ethnic, racial, and national identities; capitalism, colonialism, and development; ecological imperialism; religious movements; industrialization; and modernization. Prerequisite: ENG 105.

OR

HIS

203

U.S. History to 1877

3 Units

This course acquaints the student with the major developments of U.S. history from early colonial developments through the Civil War. Emphasis is given to the ideas, groups, and events that helped form American culture. Students develop critical reading and writing skills through analyzing primary documents in this era and also by considering how past movements have shaped our country in the present day. Prerequisite: ENG 105. Students who have successfully completed HIS 201 will not receive credit for this course. Students cannot earn credit for both HIS 203 and HIS 420.

OR

HIS

204

U.S. History from 1865

3 Units

This course acquaints the student with the major developments of U.S. history from the Reconstruction Era through recent times. Emphasis is given to the ideas, groups, and events that helped form American culture. Students develop critical reading and writing skills through analyzing primary documents in this era and also by considering how past movements have shaped our country in the present day. Prerequisite: ENG 105. Students who have successfully completed HIS 201 will not receive credit for this course.

OR

HIS

420

United States History and the Constitution

3 Units

Exploration of United States history from pre-colonization until the Industrial Revolution. Candidates reflect on the importance of democracy and the Constitution as a lens for understanding democratic principles that serve as the foundation of our political system. Prerequisite: ENG 105. Students cannot earn credit for both HIS 203 and HIS 420.

Physical and Biological Sciences
(Requirement waived for B.S. in Health Sciences, increases general electives.)

4 Units

BIO

230

Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab

4 Units

The structure and function of cells and tissues; anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, nervous, and muscular systems. This course includes both lecture and laboratory components and is intended for nursing and allied health students requiring a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence. Lecture, 3 credits; Lab 1 credit.

OR

BIO

240

Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab

4 Units

Continuation of the study of body systems started in BIO 230 including the study of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: BIO 230. This course includes both lecture and laboratory components and is intended for nursing and allied health students requiring a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence. Lecture, 3 credits; Lab 1 credit.

OR

CHEM

115

Chemistry for the Health Sciences/Lab

4 Units

This course covers organic and biochemistry topics related to the health sciences. Emphasis is placed on organic nomenclature, functional groups, selected organic reactions, and biochemical pathways. Lab activities will focus on the application of organic and biochemistry with respect to the health sciences. Lecture, 3 credits; Lab 1 credits.

OR

PHYS

150

Introduction to Astronomy/Lab

4 Units

The history of astronomy, the solar system, the stellar systems, galactic systems, and cosmology. This course requires basic skills developed in a college algebra environment including solving equations, scientific notation, roots, and exponents. Students uncomfortable with these requirements may wish to complete College Algebra before taking Astronomy. Lecture, 3 credits; Lab, 1 credit.

LAPU Distinctives

9 Units

BIBL

100

Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy

3 Units

This course introduces Old Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and literary-critical methodologies with a primary focus on the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. Students study to observe the overall structure of these books, their historical settings, and modern approaches to their literary analysis. Students study to interpret individual texts within each book and study how Deuteronomy uses the material of Exodus to communicate God’s Word to a new generation.

BIBL

230

Introduction to Biblical Literature: Luke/Acts

3 Units

This course introduces New Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and literary-critical methodologies with a primary focus on the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Special attention is given to the meaning of the texts with regard to their political, cultural, religious, and geographical settings; the literary structures and genres employed; and how those texts are relevant for faithful Christian living.

MO

101

Momentum: Success in the University*

3 Units

This course lays a strong foundation for a successful transition to college by increasing critical thinking, curiosity, goal orientation, and motivation. It provides an orientation to Los Angeles Pacific University, the Moodle Online Learning System, digital library services, and other support services. Students are introduced to the idea of a Christian liberal arts education, a strengths-based approach to learning and opportunities to develop practical skills and strategies for addressing the challenges of college.
*Must be taken at LAPU

Total Units

34 Units

Information Systems Requirements

To earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, students must complete the following degree components:

General Studies Core

34 Units

View the General Studies Core tab above for more details on the
General Studies course requirements.

34 Units

Program Requisites

12 Units

IS

150

Applied Math for Information Systems

3 Units

Introduction to mathematical concepts that are frequently used in computer science and information systems. Students analyze and solve mathematical problems related to information systems through the application of logic and critical thinking skills.

IS

200

Introduction to Information Systems

3 Units

This course provides students with an overview of computer information systems including computer hardware, software, networking, programming, databases, the Internet, security, systems analysis, ethics, and problem-solving using business applications.

IS

210

Hardware and Software

3 Units

Knowledge and skills that are necessary for computer configuration, maintenance, repair, and administration. The course investigates hardware and software installation, systematic troubleshooting, and integration of peripherals. Students explore methodologies for installing system enhancements and upgrades.

IS

220

Object-Oriented Programming

3 Units

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, code, and test computer applications. The course focuses on learning to design and write syntactically and logically correct code using an industry-relevant programming language and integrated development tools to develop business applications. Topics include object-oriented programming concepts such as classes, objects, methods, interfaces, packages, inheritance, encapsulation, and polymorphism.

Major Requirements

45 Units

BSOL

308

Ethics and Worldviews in Business

3 Units

Investigation of the significant impact ethics and worldviews have in the workplace through the lens of a biblical perspective. Students develop an integrated approach to business for the common good to formulate responses about ethical and worldview aspects of current professional and social issues. Students consider multiple ethical and worldview perspectives to gain an awareness of navigating a multi-faith oriented workplace.

IS

230

Introduction to Systems Analysis

3 Units

Introduction to systems analysis and design using case diagrams, domain models, interaction diagrams, and design class diagrams. Coursework focuses on understanding the system development life cycle and its role in systems analysis.

IS

310

Server Management

3 Units

This course introduces students to Microsoft Windows Server and enterprise networks. Students learn an overview of the Windows environment, installing and administering servers, domain management, and networking. Emphasis is placed on managing a Windows network, setting up user accounts and user access, and managing resources.

IS

320

Business Communication Systems

3 Units

This course provides students with a survey of business data communications systems, including the features, operations, and limitations of a variety of communications and network systems. Topics covered include fundamentals of digital communications, telecommunications systems, wired and wireless media, the Internet, and communication systems security. Students gain practical knowledge and skills for interacting with and administering such systems.

IS

330

Network Administration

3 Units

This course is an introduction to basic concepts in the application, design, and implementation of computer and telecommunication networks. It includes an overview of various network topics including network architecture and protocols, network management, routing, security, hardware, and basic programming principles. Students analyze common problems in network implementation, maintenance, and repair and management of network systems.

IS

340

Database Design and Administration

3 Units

Database design and administration are foundational components of all information systems. This course equips students to design and administer relational databases, emphasizing such topics as functional analysis, data modeling, conceptual and physical design, normalization, database security, and permission models. Students also develop a basic understanding of SQL and its use in querying and managing databases.

IS

400

Web Development

3 Units

This course explores website development methods, principles, concepts, standards, and programming applications (e.g., PHP, javascript) in response to business needs. Students gain practical web development, implementation, maintenance, and analysis skills, in order to apply them to a real-world web-based solution.

IS

410

Operating Systems Analysis and Design

3 Units

Basic functions of modern operating systems including installation, configuration, administration, use, and analysis of leading operating systems. Students develop practical skills, including the use of command language scripting, file systems, security, and user rights.

IS

420

Enterprise Architecture

3 Units

This course introduces students to enterprise architecture, the system for relating business needs to IT structures, tools, guiding principles, and software development projects. Students determine appropriate enterprise architecture models in response to a variety of business information needs, making recommendations for business processes, information, applications, and technology in order to reduce costs while improving performance, agility, and alignment of information systems to business goals.

IS

440

Data Analysis and Warehousing

3 Units

Data analysis for business intelligence and data warehousing applications. Students examine the specific data storage, retrieval, and analysis challenges introduced by big data, and how to overcome these challenges. Particular focus is given to the development of efficient data storage and retrieval methods designed for large datasets. Prerequisite: IS 340.

IS

450

Mobile Applications and Computing in Business

3 Units

Concepts, trends, and roles of mobile computing in business. Students examine usability, platform transferability, and ease of deployment. The course exposes students to development tools for mobile applications. Coursework emphasizes mobile development platform, frameworks, and tools for designing, constructing, and testing mobile applications.

IS

490

Information Systems Capstone

3 Units

Cumulative information systems project. Students apply business and information systems knowledge and skills acquired in the major and concentration courses to a real-world information systems project. The capstone project includes an information systems needs analysis, research, design of a solution, and presentation of a proposal. Prerequisites: BSOL 308, IS 230, IS 310, IS 320, IS 330, IS 340, IS 400, IS 410, IS 420, IS 440, IS 450, MGT 200, MGT 380, and MGT 395; or Assistant Dean permission.

MGT

200

Business in a Digital World

3 Units

How the growth of digital communication and information sharing has fundamentally changed the nature of business in the 21st Century. Topics include the growth of the Internet, social media, online retailing, business intelligence, and the security and use of customer data.

MGT

380

Information Systems Management

3 Units

This course provides an introduction to the functions of information systems and how systems aid firms in creating value while maximizing efficiency and increasing competitiveness. Students evaluate systems design, database management, networking communications, security, privacy, policy, legal and ethical issues associated with technology.

MGT

395

Project Management

3 Units

Examination of the processes, best practices, and tools used for effective project management. Students evaluate project requirements and plan for a project implementation using industry-standard methods, analyze implementation requirements for global project management, and examine project management roles across disciplines. Previously MGT 390. Students cannot earn credit for both MGT 390 and MGT 395.

Electives

29 Units

Students may choose from any 100-400 level course in the LAPU catalog.
Students may also choose a 15-unit Concentration as part of their Electives.
Explore Concentrations

29 Units

Total Units

120 Units

This information is current for this academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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