Calvin’s BA in information systems is designed for students whose primary interests are in information technology and project management.
Information systems is the study of information technology and how it can be leveraged to bring value to an organization. Calvin offers a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in Information Systems. This degree is intended for the student whose primary interests are in information technology and project management. It includes a selection of courses from information systems, computer science, and business.
Christian leadership is the foundation to the IS major. Team-building concepts are introduced early in the curriculum, followed by small group projects, and finally a significant class-sized project managed completely by students.
Careers in Information Systems
- Systems Analyst
- Software developer/engineer
- Database administrator
- Network/system administrator
- Information security
- Web developer
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Participate in student/faculty summer research; work for the audio-visual department or Calvin Information Technology; intern for a local business.
Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2014-15 academic year.
- Jay and Martina Kuiper Family Business Scholarship
- award amount: $2,000
- sophomore, junior or senior business major with an information systems minor
- GPA of 2.5+
- financial need required; demonstrate faith through actions
- apply through the Calvin Portal
- NSF Scientific Computing Scholarship
- award amount: $4,000 to $8,000
- any class level
- GPA of 3.0+
- financial need required; US citizen; full-time student; demonstrate an interest in scientific computation and modeling
- apply through the Integrated Science Research Institute
- Larry and Sharlene Nyhoff Scholarship in Computer Science
- award amount: $3,500
- GPA 2.8+
- financial need considered
- apply through the computer science department