2014-2015 Academic Catalog: College of Arts and Sciences

Patrick F. Hafford, Dean
Dobbs Hall, Room 301
Phone: 617-989-4870

COLLEGE VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

The College of Arts and Sciences plays a critical role in the education of students at Wentworth Institute of Technology. With a thorough grounding in the Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences and Social Sciences, the College facilitates student success across all programs at the Institute. Critical thinking, oral and written communication, and data interpretation skills developed through our courses ensure that students are broadly educated, deeply engaged, and dedicated to life-long learning.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers four undergraduate programs and two graduate programs:

  • The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (BSAM) program is a three-year degree (a four-year option is also available) that is geared toward students who wish to apply mathematics to solve problems facing industry, government, biological and physical science.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Business Management (BSM) degree is designed to help students become leaders by acquiring knowledge and competencies in management with concentrations in either project management or entrepreneurship.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (BSIS) is an interdisciplinary major offering a solid background in the analysis, design, development, deployment and administration of computer-based information systems within a business management context.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Facility Planning & Management (BFPM) program aims to develop in its students the recognized management skills and knowledge of current technologies necessary for entry-level professional practice in the rapidly-growing profession of facility management.
  • The Master of Science in Facility Management (MSFM) is offered in tandem with the College of Professional and Continuing Education. It is designed for working professionals wishing to further their education and enhance their value in the industry.
  • The Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) is also offered jointly with the College of Professional and Continuing Education, and is offered in a fully online format for working professionals seeking to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and manage in a technologically-focused business environment.

DEPARTMENTS

INTERDISCIPLINARY DEGREE PROGRAM

Computer Information Systems
Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

The B.S. in Computer Information Systems links the worlds of business and computer science. It is the study of business organizations and the programming, databases and networks that support them. Functioning at the intersection of business and technology, it offers an interdisciplinary education that neither discipline alone can provide. Courses span the computer science, business management, math, science, humanities and social sciences departments. Four open electives give students the option to choose a focus or concentration from either business management, such as project management or finance; or computer science, such as databases or software development; or they can design a concentration that fits their desired goals.

This program offers a solid background in the analysis, design, development, deployment and administration of computer-based information systems within a business management context. Students will complement business skills with strong technical skills in databases, systems analysis and design, business processes, organizational behavior, networking and telecommunications, and project management, along with problem solving skills. Graduates will be well prepared for the growing number of opportunities in CIS and information technology.

By the time of graduation, students will be able to:

  • · Support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.
  • · Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • · Demonstrate effective professional communication skills.
  • · Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • · Analyze the global impact of technology on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • · Make judgments and draw appropriate conclusions based on quantitative analysis.
  • · Apply ethical principles to professional activities and duties.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 131

This is a four year program starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.

Please see the section Graduation Requirements –Undergraduate in this catalog on page xxx for information about the English sequence and the humanities/social science elective requirement. Of the six listed humanities and social science electives, students must include:

  • ECON310, Principles of Economics
  • PSYC425, Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • An ethics elective, such as PHIL450, Ethics

Management or Computer Electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor.

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

Freshman Year

COMP128

Computer Science I

4

COMP201

Computer Science II

4

 

MGMT110

Introduction to Management

4

MGMT210

Management Information Systems

4

MATH205

College Mathematics I

4

MATH250

Precalculus

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

ELECTIVE

Lab Science

4

   

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

 

20

Sophomore Year

COMP105

Introduction to Networks

4

COMP325

Systems Analysis and Business Applications

4

COOP300

Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

0

COMP476

Information Systems Project Management

4

COMP355

Database Management Systems

4

 

MATH130 or MGMT250

Statistics and Applications ORResearch Methods in Business

4

MGMT395

Integrative Financial Accounting

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Management or Computer

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

 

16

Junior Year

MGMT220

Management Communications

4

COOP400

Co-op Work Term I

0

MATH410

Discrete Mathematics

4

COMP563

Network Administration

4

 

ELECTIVE

Lab Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Management or Computer

4

ELECTIVE

Management or Computer

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

 

0

 

16

Senior Year

COOP600

Co-op Work Term II

0

MGMT570

Strategic Management

4

MGMTXXX

Computer Information Systems Capstone

4

 

ELECTIVE

Management or Computer

4

MATH300

Introduction to Operations Research

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

General

3

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

0

 

16

 

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College of Arts and Sciences 2014 - 2015 Course Catalog, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wentworth, in Boston, MA, offers career-focused undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, computer science, architecture,design and management.