Information systems is the study of information technology and how it can be leveraged to bring value to an organization. This degree is intended for you if your primary interests are in information technology and project management.

Calvin College's BA/BS in Information Systems includes a selection of courses from information systems, computer science, and business. Christian leadership is foundational to the 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. Graduates will be equipped for roles in areas such as systems analysis, systems administration and associated software development.

Note: In 2019, we're initiating important changes to our academic offerings. See the 2019 Program Changes page or the 2019 New Major Info tab to understand these changes.

Course Requirements


The following course schedule provides a suggested framework for students pursuing this degree who have very limited exposure to computing concepts.

*NOTE: If CS108 is taken in Fall of the Freshman year, it should be immediately followed by CS112 the following Spring in the Freshman year.  The suggested program is for those who may prefer a more gradual build up of software coding skills.

*** DATA 202 may eventually change to a Spring course.

  • IS/CS 300 elective
  • BUS/ECON 300 elective
  • CS 295
  • IS/CS 300 elective
  • BUS/ECON 300 elective
  • BUS 359 or CS 394
  • CS 295