Department of Information Systems

Information Systems

Information Systems class

Envision the Systems of Tomorrow

Our modern economy and global market relies on the latest information systems and technologies. Develop your skills and make yourself a priceless asset to businesses and employers with a degree in Information Systems from the Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University.

As an Information Systems student, you’ll learn how to apply information technology to solve problems and support business decision-making. Hone your critical analysis skills and train in computer programming, systems design, computer networking and security. Our graduates enter the job market with a solid understanding of the crucial link between business operations and computer information systems, well-prepared to work with the technologies of today while envisioning the systems of tomorrow.

Degree Progams

The Information Systems Department at the Herberger Business School offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems degree program in addition to a five-year track for eligible high achieving undergraduate students resulting in both an Information Systems Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Information Assurance degrees.

Students in the Information Systems program may select electives and specialize in areas including Business Intelligence, Information Assurance, Enterprise Systems and Business Process Management.

Information Systems Bachelor of Science (Information Systems Major)

Information Systems Minor

  • Available to Business Majors, non-Business Majors, and Bachelor of Elective Studies (BES)
Business Intelligence Specialization (Certificate)
  • Available to all SCSU Majors
Information Assurance Specialization (Certificate)
  • Available to all SCSU Majors

Information Systems Graduate Certificate (Online)

  • Available to all SCSU Majors

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of Information Systems graduates are employed in a related field within one year of graduation.


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Program Highlights

The only Minnesota State system school to offer a graduate program in Information Assurance with a five-year track option for Information Systems majors.

  • Experienced faculty excel in research, provide one-on-one help with new technologies and stay up-to-date on changes in the field.
  • Hands-on training in computer programming and comprehensive projects in systems analysis and design, computer networking, security, database design and telecommunications.
  • On-campus and off-campus IT internships provide paid, full-time or part-time work with academic credit for one or more semesters with a company or government agency.
  • Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Studies-designated by the NSA and DHS
  • NSF-STEM and NSF-SFS Scholarship Grants totaling $4.6 million.
  • Starting salaries for graduates range from $50,000-$70,000, one of the highest among all SCSU departments.

Top Careers

  • Programmer
  • IT/Systems analyst
  • network administrator
  • systems architect
  • web administrator
  • data analyst
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Application Process

The Information Systems Department admits students based on a thorough evaluation of each candidate’s GPA, curriculum and other academic indicators. Extra-curricular activities may also be considered, and optional personal statements and recommendations may be considered if you choose to submit them.

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  1. Complete an application online or mail a physical copy of your application by the appropriate deadline.
  2. Put in a request with your high school counseling office to send an official transcript to SCSU.
  3. Optionally submit ACT or SAT score reports. While test results are not required to complete your application, you are welcome to submit score reports if you feel they will improve your application and/or scholarship consideration.

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St. Cloud State University’s online hub makes it easy to learn more about the application process and submit your application. Incoming and existing students may also apply for scholarships specific to the Herberger Business School, the Information Systems program and the Information Assurance program. There is no application fee required to submit your application to St. Cloud State University.

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Prepare for a bright future as a business leader. Visit the SCSU Admissions Department online to request more information, or to schedule a campus visit or online Zoom session with an admissions counselor.

Ready to apply? Begin your online application today!

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