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Information Systems 

At UW-Eau Claire 

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Want a degree that is in demand, well paid and has the potential for long term career success? Want to learn how information technology can help in planning, developing and managing organizations? Then information systems is the major for you!

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In demand

Many of the fastest growing employment categories tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics are in Information Systems. This strong demand is forecasted to continue for at least 15 years. More than 150 businesses recruit IS majors on our campus each year, accounting for about a third of all job openings posted with UW-Eau Claire Career Services.


Well paid

All IS jobs tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics are in the top earnings quartile. Average starting salaries of our graduates in the Midwest are between $50,000-$60,000!

Top ranked

UW-Eau Claire’s IS program is one of the largest in the nation and includes outstanding faculty members who have a variety of business and industry experience. The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International which places them among the world’s elite business computing degrees.

You've got options

Two emphases in the IS major let you customize the ratio of technical and managerial content in your program. The IS major prepares you to advance through the field into top management positions as it incorporates system and management skills which are highly valued in organizations of all kinds.

Experience

High quality Internships are available to UW-Eau Claire IS students. The corporate headquarters of such organizations as Target Stores, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Epic Health Systems, and Cargill Corporation, all seek UW-Eau Claire IS majors.

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Majors

Information Systems

Areas of emphasis

- Business Analysis
- Systems Development

Minors

Information Systems (open to all students)

Certificate

Information Systems (open to all students)

Suggested freshman curriculum

- Information Systems in
  Business
- University Writing
  Requirement-depending
  on placement exam
  For test out options, see
  Blugoldseminar/testout
- Principles of
  Microeconomics
- Principles of
  Macroeconomics
- Principles of Accounting I
- Short Course in Calculus
- General Psychology or
  Introduction to Sociology
- Wellness Concepts and
  Health Related Fitness
- General electives
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Our graduates

Some UW-Eau Claire IS graduates enter graduate school (usually MBA programs); the great

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Special admission requirements

IS majors, like all other business majors, must be formally admitted to the College of Business before they can take most junior and senior level IS and business courses. Most IS majors are admitted at the end of their sophomore year. Check the College of Business admission requirements.

majority accept respected and well-paid professional entry level positions as application programmers, web developers, network administrators, project managers, and business systems analysts, etc.
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Places you’ll find recent graduates:

- Web Developer,
  Northwestern Mutual,
  Milwaukee, WI
- IS Project Manager, Ecolab,
  Minneapolis, MN
- IT System Analyst, Cargill,
  Minnetonka, MN
- Software Engineer,
  CUNA Mutual, Madison WI
- Database Administrator,
  Menards, Eau Claire, WI
- Network Administrator,
  JAMF Software,
  Eau Claire, WI

Department contact information

715-836-4320
is@uwec.edu

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