School of Computer Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

  • Campus Availability: Macomb, Quad Cities
  • Emphases: Information Systems, Cyber Security

Why Choose Information Systems at WIU?

  • State-of-the-art computer labs support teaching and practical experience
  • Student organizations provide networking opportunities with regional employers
  • The program provides students with the technical expertise and knowledge required for a successful career in the field of information systems 
  • Graduates will gain necessary skills through a multidisciplinary approach that will provide them with diverse career opportunities

Careers

The demand for IS specialists grows every year. As a graduate in Information Systems from Western Illinois University, you will be well prepared for a variety of career opportunities in many types of commercial, industrial, governmental, research, and educational organization. Entry-level salaries range from $42,000 to $60,000 or more, depending upon area of specialty.

  • Cloud Architect
  • Computer Forensic Investigator
  • Data Modeler
  • GIS Professional
  • Health IT Specialist
  • Information Technology Vendor Manager
  • IS Specialist
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Technician
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer

Employers

  • Allstate
  • AM. Assoc. of Neurological Surgeons
  • Apex Entertainment Partners
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • College of DuPage
  • Countrywide Financial
  • Gardner Denver
  • Harrington Signal
  • John Deere
  • McAfee
  • McGladrey
  • NTT America
  • Prairie Cardiovascular Ltd.
  • Provena Health
  • Rock Island Arsenal
  • State Farm
  • Xerox

Scholarships

  • School of Computer Sciences Freshman Scholarship ($1000)
  • School of Computer Sciences Transfer Scholarship ($1000)
  • Women in Computing Scholarship ($1000)
  • Cyber Security Freshman Scholarship ($1000)
  • Cyber Security Transfer Scholarship ($1000)
  • U.S. Veterans or Military Personnel Entrance Award ($1000)