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
  • More

See job placement rates for Calvin grads.

Student involvement

Participate in student/faculty summer research; work for the audio-visual department or Calvin Information Technology; intern for a local business.

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Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2014-15 academic year.

Jay and Martina Kuiper Family Business Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,100
  • sophomore, junior or senior
  • GPA of 2.50+
  • financial need is required; business major with an information systems minor; demonstrate a commitment to their faith through their actions
  • apply through the Calvin Portal
Larry and Sharlene Nyhoff Scholarship in Computer Science
  • award amount: $3,400
  • first-year
  • GPA of 2.80+
  • financial need is considered; planning to pursue a major or minor in one of the computer science programs
  • apply through the computer science department
View all scholarship opportunities


Joel Adams

Joel Adams
Professor of Computer Science
department chair
Department of Computer Science
NH 299A
(616) 526-8666

Patrick Bailey

Patrick Bailey
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
NH 291
(616) 526-7543

Fred Ferwerda

Fred Ferwerda
Teaching Staff
Department of Computer Science
NH 264
(616) 526-8532

Earl Fife

Earl Fife
Professor emeritus
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
NH 293
(616) 526-6403

Serita Nelesen

Serita Nelesen
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
NH 296
(616) 526-8562

Victor Norman

Victor Norman
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
NH 297
(616) 526-7805

Harry Plantinga

Harry Plantinga
Professor, Director of Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Department of Computer Science
NH 299
(616) 526-6860

Keith Vander Linden

Keith Vander Linden
Department of Computer Science
NH 290
(616) 526-7111

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Joel Adams Joel Adams
Department Chair
Department of Computer Science
NH 299A
(616) (616) 526-8666


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