Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Spring 2022 Priority Deadline: November 8, 2021
  • Spring 2022 Regular Deadline: December 1, 2021

Few fields are experiencing such a meteoric rise in high-paying job opportunities as information technology. On average, computer programmers make over $84,000 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The BS in Information Systems online degree program helps students earn the credentials and acquire the skills needed to enter or advance in the fast-growing fields of application software programming, cybersecurity, database management and infrastructure and support. The program offers foundational knowledge and hands-on programming competencies, resulting in project-based work samples similar to that of a programming boot camp.

The program’s learning objectives and demanding, hands-on courses are designed around employer needs.  Throughout their time in the program, students build portfolios of increasingly complex projects using popular programming languages such as Python that mirror the current experience and demands of the IT workplace. Students develop projects, practice giving presentations, and review each other’s work in a convenient online setting, ensuring that they are equipped with the expertise most valued in today’s marketplace. The BS in Information Systems program culminates with a capstone project that represents highly sophisticated, but practical, solutions to address real world problems.

Additionally, the program’s faculty comprise committed and engaged technology practitioners who are experts in their fields.  They invest time in building courses on the use of open source best-practice tools that satisfy high employer demands for quality programming and use of advanced techniques.

Career Prospects

The BS in Information Systems program prepares graduates for a variety of technical and managerial positions, such as software architect/developer, network security analyst, database manager, IT infrastructure engineer, and information security specialist. 

Associate's Degree Holders: 2+2 Program

The 2+2 program allows students who have an AA or AS degree from an accredited college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in information systems in two more years as long as they attend school full time (15 credits per term) and stay in sequence. Summer coursework may be necessary depending on the student’s career goals and choice of courses.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between CUNY School of Professional Studies, (CUNY SPS) and two-year colleges and universities, allowing students to transfer the maximum number of credits with ease to our BS in Information Systems program from institutions with which we have an established transfer process in place.

IT Pathways Partners

NPower, PerScholas, and Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow have partnered with the CUNY School of Professional Studies to provide innovative pathways to a bachelor’s degree in information systems for graduates and alumni of their rigorous, in-demand IT training programs. To learn more about the partnerships, visit the IT Pathways Partners page.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess at least 24 transferrable credits from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants need to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2022 Priority Deadline: November 8, 2021
  • Spring 2022 Regular Deadline: December 1, 2021
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Student/Alumni Profiles

Eugen Morarescu

BS in Information System

"I will also be one of the first people in my family to earn a college degree; I want to make my parents proud, and prove to myself and them that their struggle was worth it."

Kenneth Bentley

BS in Information System

"The primary impact I feel this degree will have on my life is increased stability. I look forward to entering the job market with the skills necessary to succeed."

Neal Rogers

BS in Information Systems

"...as I come closer to graduation, I’ve discovered it’s more about realizing my potential than anything else."

Tresanne Bonnick

BS in Information Systems

"This degree directly relates to the career I want. I want to be a Business Analyst and the degree exposes me to both the technical and business sides of an organization."

Recent News About Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Enhancing Effective Instruction and Learning Using Assessment Data

September 16, 2021

Information Age Publishing

Dr. Jason Bryer, assistant professor and associate director of data science and information systems at CUNY SPS, is a contributor to the upcoming book "Enhancing Effective Instruction and Learning Using Assessment Data." His chapter "The Use of Predictive Modeling for Assessing College Readiness", co-written by Diana Akhmedjanova, Heidi L. Andrade, and Angela M. Lui, introduces software for automating some aspects of developmental education and the use of predictive modeling.

Moral leadership and investor attention: An empirical assessment of the potus’s tweets on firms’ market returns

September 08, 2021

Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting

Arthur O'Connor, academic director of the CUNY SPS MS in Data Science and BS in Information Systems programs, co-authored the research paper “Moral leadership and investor attention: An empirical assessment of the potus’s tweets on firms’ market returns," which was published in the Review of Quantitative Finance & Accounting.
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Online Summer Intensive Offers Crash Course in IT Basics

July 29, 2021

CUNY SPS offered an online micro-credential course in systems administration this summer to help students in today’s competitive job market.

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CUNY SPS Wins Grant to Study Impact of Covid-19 on NYC Youth

April 02, 2021

CUNY's Interdisciplinary Research Grant has awarded $40,000 towards a CUNY SPS research project examining the effect of COVID-19 on New York City youth.