Information Systems, B.S.

Program Overview

Do you enjoy using technology to devise new and more efficient solutions to problems? Are you organized, articulate, and skilled at computing? Can you picture yourself in a leadership role? If so, you should consider a major in information systems.

PLNU information systems majors learn how to build and protect computer networks, as well as how to create, collect, store, and use information to support decision-making in various types of organizations. Furthermore, a career in information systems provides opportunities to become critical members of senior leadership teams.

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Tim Little

Tim Little toggles between the business and software development worlds, helping to bring them together. He’s a software development systems analyst for Qualcomm, a Fortune 500 mobile technologies company in San Diego. He completed his degree in information systems and a minor in computational science in 2016. Read more


PLNU’s information systems program combines elements from business and computer science resulting in a powerful degree. You will take classes in the Fermanian School of Business and the Department of Mathematical, Information & Computer Sciences, which will allow you to operate comfortably in both areas, ultimately increasing your value to future employers. In addition, you will be able to gain practical experience by working outside the classroom in the information systems internship program, and leverage PLNU’s network of connections in a variety of San Diego industries.

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For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

With the constant expansion of the digital frontier, information systems have become an integral component of business. As a result, graduates with degrees in this area are in high demand across a multitude of industries. PLNU information systems alumni have found success at companies like Qualcomm, SAIC, and even their own businesses, where they have helped design advanced business processes, provided support to organizational decision-making, built and secured computer networks, created websites, and managed complex technology projects.

A Bachelor of Science in Information Systems can lead to careers in:

  • Business Intelligence Analysis
  • Computer Engineering
  • Database Administration
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Market Analysis
  • Network Administration
  • Network Security
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Software Engineering
  • Website Design and Administration

For more information about careers in information systems, please visit:

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
Association for Computing Machinery