Calvin’s BA in information systems is designed for students whose primary interests are in information technology and project management.

Overview

Information systems is the study of information technology and how it can be leveraged to bring value to an organization. This degree is intended for the student whose primary interests are in information technology and project management. It includes a selection of courses from information systems, computer science, and business. Christian leadership is foundational to the major. Team-building concepts are introduced early in the curriculum, followed by small group projects, and finally a significant class-sized project managed completely by students. Graduates will be equipped for roles in areas such as systems analysis, systems administration and associated software development.

Careers in Information Systems

  • Systems Analyst
  • Software developer/engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Network/system administrator
  • Information security
  • Web developer
  • More

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Student involvement

Participate in student/faculty summer research; work for the audio-visual department or Calvin Information Technology; intern for a local business.

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Scholarships

Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2014-15 academic year.

Jay and Martina Kuiper Family Business Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,800
  • sophomore, junior or senior
  • GPA of 2.50+
  • financial need is required; business major with an information systems minor; demonstrate a commitment to their faith through their actions
  • search and apply here
Michigan Industrial Tools Scholarship
  • award amount: $4,000
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 2.50+
  • financial need is considered; pursuing a major in an analytical or quantitative field, which can include business, accounting, computer science, engineering, or information systems. Other majors may be considered.
  • search and apply here
Larry and Sharlene Nyhoff Scholarship in Computer Science
  • award amount: $3,500
  • first-year
  • GPA of 2.80+
  • financial need is considered; planning to pursue a major or minor in one of the computer science programs
  • search and apply here
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Faculty

Joel Adams

Joel Adams
Professor, department chair
department chair
Department of Computer Science
NH 299A
adams@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8666

Patrick Bailey

Patrick Bailey
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
NH 291
pmb4@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7543

Fredric Ferwerda

Fredric Ferwerda
Adjunct Teaching Staff
NH 264
ff22@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8532

Earl Fife

Earl Fife
Professor Emeritus
Security Specialist in CIT
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
NH 264
fife@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6403

Serita Nelesen

Serita Nelesen
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
NH 296
smn4@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8562

Victor Norman

Victor Norman
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
NH 297
vtn2@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7805

Harry Plantinga

Harry Plantinga
Professor
Department of Computer Science
NH 299
hplantin@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6860

Keith Vander Linden

Keith Vander Linden
Professor
Department of Computer Science
NH 290
kvlinden@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7111

Talk to us

Joel Adams Joel Adams
Department Chair
Department of Computer Science
NH 299A
adams@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8666

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