Curriculum Information Guide
Management Information Systems MinorDr. Jill O'Sullivan, Chair
Computer Systems Department
School of Business
The Management Information Systems minor is available for students who wish to develop a deeper understanding and practical skill sets in information systems. Students selecting this Management Information Systems minor will take 18 credit hours of coding and computer applications courses.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will gain skills in programming, develop algorithms using top-down stepwise refinement including competencies in arrays, pointers, strings, classes, data abstraction, inheritance, composition and overloading.
- Students will have hands on experience with excel spreadsheets, access databases and SQL (Structured Query Language).
- Students will understand practical skill in MIS regarding the strategic role of information systems and the organizational, managerial and industrial changes driving e-business, globalization and the emerging digital firm.
- Students analyze the main function of the systems analyst, determine project feasibility and manage design activities.
- Students create and use data flow diagrams, explain how a database management system works and describe, plan, and document system requirements. They conduct project planning, scheduling, monitoring, and reporting.
About Academic Minors
Farmingdale State College students are invited to enhance their studies with an "Academic Minor." A minor is a cluster of thematically related courses drawn from one or more departments. In addition to department based minors (e.g. computer programming & info systems), interdisciplinary minors are also available (e.g. legal studies).
Academic minors are approved by the College-Wide Curriculum Committee and the Provost. Students must make application for an academic minor through the department offering the minor in conjunction with the Registrar's Office Specific course work must be determined in consultation with a faculty member in the department offering the minor. A statement of successful completion of the academic minor will appear on the student's transcript at the time of graduation.
- A minor is considered to be an optional supplement to a student's major program of study.
- Completion of a minor is not a graduation requirement and is subject to the availability of the courses selected. However, if the requirements for a minor are not completed prior to certification of graduation in the major, it will be assumed that the minor has been dropped. Consequently, the student will only be certified for graduation in their primary major.
- Only students in 4 year baccalaureate programs can apply for a minor.
- A minor should consist of 15 to 21 credits.
- At least 12 credits must be in courses at the 200 level or higher.
- At least 9 credits must be residency credits.
- Specific requirements for each minor are determined by the department granting the minor.
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in their minor. Some minors may require a higher GPA.
- Students are prohibited from declaring a minor in the same discipline as their major (e.g. one cannot combine an applied math minor with an applied math major). Academic minors may not apply to all curricula.
- Students are permitted to double-count courses.
- Students are only permitted to take more than one minor with appropriate written approval of their department chair or curriculum Dean.
Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.