Become an Invaluable Asset in Your Field

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems degree program at City University of Seattle is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. This degree opens the door to a broad range of career fields, such as business, healthcare, education, and homeland security. Knowledgeable computer systems experts are in high demand, and this program will equip you with a solid understanding of the technical skills you’ll need.

This program can be taken completely online or in a hybrid online/on-campus format. You’ll have the opportunity to work with faculty, who are also practicing professionals, to gain the skills and tools you can apply immediately in the workforce.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems will prepare you for a cutting-edge career working with operating systems, networks, databases, and other key components of information systems. You can choose to take classes completely online, or in a mixed-mode format, which includes some in-class coursework. A high school diploma is all you need to enroll in the program.

The BS in Information Systems is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, making it the only information systems program accredited in Washington state and one of fewer than 50 ABET-accredited information systems programs nationally. Additional information about CityU's ABET accreditation can be found on the Student Right to Know page.

Throughout the Information Systems program, you’ll learn to:

  • Apply a broad base of technical concepts and practices in core technologies and a deep understanding of key topics to solve technical challenges.
  • Apply current technologies, skills, best practices and standards to developing, integrating, deploying and managing information technology and processes in support of business need.
  • Communicate orally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences.
  • Contribute as a team member and leader integrating professional ethical, legal, security and social responsibilities in a global environment.
  • Engage in continuing professional development in support of a career in technology or related fields.
  • Identify and accommodate user needs in the design, selection, creation, evaluation and administration of technology solutions, including interface, access and usability aspects.
  • Prepare solutions and develop project plans which account for the local and global impact on individuals.

Required Credits (180 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2019-2020 Course Catalog. 

Lower-Division Requirements (90 Credits)

College Composition: 5 credits
College Mathematics: 5 credits
Humanities: 15 credits
Social Science: 15 credits
Natural Science/Mathematics: 15 credits

Program Requirements

Preparatory Courses (40 Credits)

CS 131 Computer Science I: C++ (5)

CS 225 Introduction to Web Design (5)

IS 201 Fundamentals of Computing (5)

MATH 141 Precalculus (5)

MATH 146 Foundational Statistics (5)

MATH 151 Calculus (5)

MG 201 Introduction to Functions of Management (5)

MK 205 Introduction to Marketing (5)

Business Core (30 Credits)

BC 301 Critical Thinking (5)

BSC 401 Interpretation of Financial Statements (5)

BSM 405 Operations Management (5)

BSM 407 Business Economics (5)

IS 330 Information Systems (5)

PM 401 Introduction to Project Management (5)

Technology Core (30 Credits)

IS 306 Data Management Communications and Networking (5)

IS 345 Information Security (5)

IS 350 Systems Analysis and Design (5)

IS 375 C++ - Intermediate (5)

IS 470 IT Service Management (5)

IS 471 IT Ethics (5)

Depth of Study in Systems Development and Management (25 Credits)

IS 308 Internet Technologies (5)

IS 360 Database Technologies (5)

IS 430 Web Programming (5)

IS 440 Quality Assurance (5)

IS 450 Software Process Management (5)

Capstone (5 Credits)

CS 497 Technology Capstone (5)

A bachelor’s in information systems will give you a solid technical foundation that can be applied to a wide range of professions. In today’s technology-driven world, the need for knowledgeable professionals in this line of study will always be in demand.

Upon completion of the BS in Information Systems program, you’ll be prepared to pursue a career as a:

  • Business analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Web designer or developer
  • Database specialist
  • Systems developer, integrator, or analyst
  • Quality assurance manager

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.