Information Science Curriculum and Course Schedule (for those admitted prior to fall 2012)

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NOTE: The links below in the Schedule columns go to University Park's Web site. Although the course numbers, times, and availability on that site are accurate, their course descriptions and prerequisites are not the same as ours. Please use the course descriptions and prerequisites linked from the Course # column on this page to learn about Penn State Great Valley offerings and prerequisites.

Students admitted fall 2009 or after must successfully complete the SARI (Scholarship and Research Integrity) requirement of the Penn State degree in order to graduate. For an overview of the SARI requirements, please visit the following link:
'Engineering SARI Program'

Summer 2014 registration begins Monday, February 3.

To access the Schedule of Coursesclick here

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Foundation Course (Preparatory course to be taken if required for admission)
Course # Course Name Schedule Schedule
SWENG 400 Special Topics: Introduction to Software Studio N/A N/A
18-Credit Core Curriculum 
Course # Course Name Schedule Schedule
IN SC 480 Software Development Lifecycle N/A N/A
IN SC 431 Information Systems Architecture Spring 2014 N/A
IN SC 521 Database Design Concepts N/A N/A
MGMT 501 Behavioral Science in Business N/A N/A
ACCTG 511 
(Previously offered as ACCTG 512)
Financial and Managerial Accounting N/A N/A
BUSAD 501
or
BA 517 (no longer
offered)
Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decision Making N/A N/A

REQUIRED 3-C

EDIT CAPSTONE COURSE 

IN SC 539 IT Systems Seminar N/A Summer 2014
Students take any six elective courses from the following: 
Course # Course Name  Schedule  Schedule 
CSE 543 Computer Security N/A N/A
INFSY 560  Data Communications Systems and Networks (previously offered as IN SC 497 - Network Mgt I) N/A N/A
INFSY 563  Network Security (previously offered as IN SC 497 - Fundamentals of Info Security) Spring 2014 N/A
IN SC 497 Special Topics: Business Intelligence N/A Summer 2014
IN SC 497 Special Topics: Enterprise Architecture N/A Summer 2014
IN SC 497 Special Topics: Fundamentals of Telecommunications N/A N/A
IN SC 497 Special Topics: Large-Scale Databases & Warehouses Spring 2014 N/A
IN SC 497 Special Topics: Network Management II
Prerequisite:   INFSY 560 or IN SC 497 Network Mgmt I
N/A Summer 2014
IN SC 525 Applied Data Mining N/A N/A
IN SC 526  Business Process Management and Integration (Previously offered as IN SC 597 Business Process Management) Spring 2014 N/A
IN SC 531 Information Technology Law N/A N/A
IN SC 561 Web Security and Privacy N/A N/A
IST 454 Computer and Cyber Forensics (previously offered as IN SC 497 Computer Forensics) N/A N/A
IST 516 Web and Internet Information Retrieval N/A N/A
S T S 589 Ethics and Values in Science and Technology N/A N/A
SWENG 497 Special Topics: Domain Specific Languages N/A N/A
SWENG 497 Special Topics: Software Documentation N/A Summer 2014
SWENG 497 Special Topics: Software Integration N/A N/A
SWENG 497 Special Topics: Tools and Processes for Software Engineering (with Division permission) N/A Summer 2014
SWENG 537  Software System Design (with Division permission) Spring 2014 N/A
SWENG 541 Advanced Database Design Concepts N/A N/A
SWENG 545 Data Mining N/A N/A
SWENG 568 Enterprise Integration

N/A

N/A

SWENG 569 Service Oriented Architecture (previously offered as IN SC 597) N/A N/A
SWENG 586 Requirements Engineering N/A N/A
SWENG 826 Applied Human-Computer Interaction (previously offered as SWENG 497 Human Computer Interface) Spring 2014 N/A
SYSEN 505 Technical Project Management Spring 2014 N/A
SYSEN 507  Systems Thinking (previously offered as SYSEN 597) Spring 2014 N/A
SYSEN 550 Creativity and Problem Solving I Spring 2014 N/A
SYSEN 552 Creativity and Problem Solving II
Prerequisite: SYSEN 550
Spring 2014 N/A
SYSEN 554 Problem Solving Leadership
Prerequisites: SYSEN 550 and SYSEN 552
N/A N/A
SYSEN 555 Invention and Creative Design N/A N/A
SYSEN 597 Special Topics: Knowledge Management N/A N/A