BS in Information Systems and Decision Sciences

Shorelight - Louisiana State University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 29,800

Course Accredited By

NA

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
ISDS, or Information Systems and Decision Sciences, a STEM-designated program, is the study of technology, business processes, people and organizations, and the relationships among them.
  • ISDS professionals are involved with designing, building, and analyzing all types of business processes across all types of organizations with an eye toward delivering value through operational efficiency and innovation. ISDS students develop skills in project management, data management, structured thinking, and management of IT resources. ISDS graduates place in various types of career roles. ISDS is a people-oriented field with an emphasis on service through technology.
  • The BS in Information Systems and Decision Sciences
  • The BS ISDS is offered on-campus and online. For more information about the BS ISDS online format, please visit LSU Online.

The BS ISDS is a 120-hour STEM-designated program with several learning objectives for students:

  • Support a successful analysis design, and implementation of an IT project
  • Analyze the facts, obtain user requirements, design a system meeting these requirements, and implement the system
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in both writing and oral presentations
  • Work effectively as a team leader
  • Understand the role of database management systems
  • Understand the principles of telecommunications design

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 50

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must be 17 years old at the time of entry
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

Semester 1

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001, MATH 1021; 2.3 Cumulative GPA.

  • ECON 2000 Principles of Microeconomics (3  Cr)
  • ENGL 1001 English Composition (3 Cr)
  • MATH 1021 College Algebra (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr)1
  • General Education course - Humanities (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ISDS 1102 and MATH 1431; 2.3 Business GPA; 2.6 Cumulative GPA.

  • ACCT 2001 Introductory Financial Accounting (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 1102 Introduction to Management Information Systems for Business Majors (3 Cr)
  • MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications (3 Cr)
  • Oral and Written Communication Requirement 1 (3 Cr) 2
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr )1
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 3

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ACCT 2001, ECON 2000; 2.3 Business GPA; 2.6 Cumulative GPA.

  • ECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 2000 Business Statistics and Analytics I (3 Cr)
  • ACCT 2101 Introductory Managerial Accounting (3 Cr) 3
  • General Education course - Arts (3  Cr)
  • General Education course - Humanities (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4

CRITICAL: ISDS 2000; ECON 2010; Admission to the College; 2.3 Business GPA; 2.6 Cumulative GPA.

  • ECON 2035 Money, Banking and Macroeconomic Activity (3 Cr) 3
  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 2001 Business Statistics and Analytics II (3 Cr)
  • MKT 3401 Principles of Marketing (3 Cr)
  • Oral and Written Communication Requirement 2 (3 Cr) 4
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 2000; ACCT 2101.

  • FIN 3716 Principles of Finance (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 3100 Foundations of Information Systems (3 Cr) 3
  • ISDS 3115 Introduction to Operations Management (3 Cr)
  • MGT 3200 Principles of Management (3 Cr)
  • Business Elective (3000/4000-level) (3 Cr) 5
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • BLAW 3201 Business Law (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 3110 Data and Information Management (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 3107 Design of Information Systems Solutions (3 Cr) 3
  • Business Elective (3000/4000-level) (3 Cr) 5
  • Elective (3 Cr)6
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • ISDS 4113 Management of Information Systems Projects (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 4120 Enterprise Architecture (3 Cr)
  • Approved ISDS Electives (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Humanities (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr)1
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8

  • MGT 3830 Strategic Management (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 4125 Analysis and Design of Information Systems (3 Cr)
  • Approved ISDS Electives (6 Cr)
  • Elective (3)6
  • Total Semester Hours: 15
  • 120 Total Sem. Hrs.
  • Typical cost for two semesters $45,000 
  • Tuition $29,800 
  • Housing $8,800
  • Dining $4,400 
  • Other $2,000

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