BS in Information Systems - Developer

Bachelor of Science 2011-2012

Information Systems

Developer Concentration

Students following the Developer Concentration do typically program, and are well prepared to begin careers as Web Developers.
Degree Requirements
Students in this degree must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 192 credit hours (generally 48 courses)
  • earn a grade of C- or higher in all Major courses (excluding Liberal Studies courses and Open Electives)
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA:
  • between 3.500 and 3.699 will be graduated cum laude
  • between 3.700 and 3.849 will be graduated magna cum laude
  • of at least 3.850 will be graduated summa cum laude
For DePaul's policy on repeat courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.
Course Requirements
Liberal Studies
The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all courses taken to satisfy these requirements. The only exception is the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and in which students need to earn a C- or better.

Students may choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but they cannot double count them if they are part of the major requirements. A complete list of courses that carry Liberal Studies credit can be found on the Liberal Studies website along with an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program. Students can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect.

Note Students must complete an ethics class as one of the Philosophical Inquiry or Religious Dimensions requirements. In this sample schedule the ethics requirement replaces one of the Philosophical Inquiry requirements.

The representation of these course requirements on a year-by-year basis is just a suggestion. Students are free to take these courses in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course- specific prerequisites.

First Year
IT 201 Introduction to Information Systems
IT 130 Introductory Computing for the Web IT 130 Self-Test
IT 240 Introduction to Databases IT 240 Self-Test
IT 263 Applied Networks and Security
IT 231 Web Development I
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110 Discover Chicago
OR LSP 111 Explore Chicago
LSP 112 Focal Point Seminar
WRD 103 Composition and Rhetoric I
WRD 104 Composition and Rhetoric II
1 Arts & Literature
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
1 Understanding the Past
Second Year
IT 215 Analysis and Design Techniques IT 215 Self-Test
IT 223 Data Analysis IT 223 Self-Test
CSC 211 Programming in Java I CSC 211 Self-Test
AND CSC 212 Programming in Java II
OR CSC 261 Programming in C++ I
AND CSC 262 Programming in C++ II
CSC 383 Data Structures and Algorithms in Java
IM 210 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
WRD 204 Technical Writing
OR WRD 301 Writing in Workplace Contexts
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200 Seminar On Multiculturalism in the United States
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
1 Understanding the Past
1 Philosophical Inquiry (Ethics)
Third Year
ECT 330 Advanced Internet Application Development
IS 372 Software Project Management
ECT 355 Internet Systems: Collaboration, Commerce, and Media
ECT 360 Introduction to Xml
ORGC 212 Small Group Communication
OR INTC 220 Public Speaking
3 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Junior Year Experiential Learning
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Self, Society and the Modern World
1 Arts & Literature
Fourth Year
IS 375 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
CNS 340 Fundamentals of Information Assurance
SE 352 Object-Oriented Enterprise Application Development
IS 376 Information Systems Project (Capstone)
2 Major Electives
3 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Arts & Literature
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Scientific Inquiry
Major Electives
Major Electives can be chosen from any 300 level CDM courses

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Open Electives
Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option (see the DePaul Undergraduate Course Catalog for details). Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. Courses that satisfy a CDM minor or other minors are normally credited as open electives.