Make curiosity your compass

Man with zeros and ones projected over his face

Nothing is certain in this world but death and taxes... except maybe our increasing use of computers and data. All organizations in the industrialized world rely upon computer-based information systems to help them efficiently accomplish their goals and objectives.  Make yourself indispensable with your combination of technology development and business management skills. You’ll tailor your studies to the design, development, implementation, and management of computer-based systems. Where other programs focus on building equipment, coding software, or just the business side, this program integrates coursework from all these disciplines with its own coursework to meet the most urgent needs in the business world. Available as a major.


Work closely with a passionate faculty in small classes to develop your understanding of information system design, software development, and data management.

  • Learn and live the process of design, development and implementation
  • Understand data and its relationship to project management, security, and networking
  • Get involved in each aspect of the solution so you have the big picture perspective

After the degree

This program prepares you for careers in:

  • Application or data analysis
  • Cyber security
  • Database or Information systems administration
  • IT consulting
  • Software development or data science

“Information systems are at the core of how all modern organizations operate, corporate, not-for-profit and governmental. There is a rising demand for computer skills in the areas of database management, network security, and software development… That’s why everything we do in this program is data-centric. We collect, identify, store, organize, analyze, and move data constantly. Data is the hub of everything. Virtually all organizational activities and decisions require effective data management.  We focus on how we can support organizational needs through the integration of data, software, hardware and telecommunications technologies.”

Dr. Paul Clay, Associate Professor of Management, Fort Lewis College