As an Information Systems major at Saint Michael's, you'll study how organizations use technology resources and services. With its liberal arts emphasis, Information Systems is for students interested in the broader aspects of computing for efficiently operating and promoting an organization. The major is offered jointly by two departments: Business and Computer Science.
If you want to be a computing generalist, study Computer Science. But if you are interested in the use of computer-based information systems within business, then study information systems. As a rule, computer science requires more mathematics and analytical skill than does Information Systems. After graduation, Information Systems majors might: design and maintain computer networks and database systems; create Web sites; handle system administration; or manage other professionals for the strategic and technological advantage of an organization.