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Explore the information systems bachelor's degree program at UW-Eau Claire

Enhance the interactions between people and technology with a bachelor’s degree in information systems from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Accredited by AACSB International, our renowned program will help you to better understand how you can use technology to improve the daily performance of individuals and businesses.

Learn how to design, develop, deploy and manage computer-enhanced information systems and use them to solve modern-day challenges. Unique projects, competitions, study abroad, the National Student Exchange program and partnerships with local businesses will provide you with professional experiences and the opportunity to build your skillset. You'll learn how to read, write, speak and listen effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences — and how to leverage this knowledge when working with diverse teams.

With the digital world playing a major role in today’s society, good communication skills and a strong technical background are in high demand — as is your degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, information systems is one of the fastest-growing employment categories. Now is a great time to enter this field.

Whitney Nyholm

Competition opens door to full-time job

A chance to participate in a regional Travelers IT Case Competition gave Whitney Nyholm much more than just an opportunity to showcase her skills. It also led to a first-place win, an internship and eventually, a full-time job. 

Now a senior software programmer for Travelers, Whitney credits much of her success to UWEC and this competition.

“I learned how to apply the knowledge I learned in our coursework to real industry topics and issues, how to generate a full solution with a team of peers, and the importance of presentation skills,” she said. “In the real world, these lessons learned have allowed me to be successful in my career.” 

Information systems degree scholarships

Thousands of dollars in scholarships are currently available to students in the College of Business. Scholarships are based on criteria like academic standing, financial need, high school location and extracurricular involvement. For information systems majors specifically, upperclassmen have the opportunity to apply for the Collaboration in Information Services Scholarship.

This $1,000 award is gifted from Tyler Patterson and Brandyn Churchill, who earned bachelor degrees from UW-Eau Claire in 2009. They credit the strong educational foundation they received as a key component in building their successful professional careers.  

Learn more about additional scholarships and resources available to you by checking out our scholarships page.

Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire

Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.

To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on academics and your information systems degree.

Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.

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Quick facts

Information systems program details
  • Program length: four years
  • Availability: campus
  • This major does not require a minor.
  • This program is also available as a minor.
Student organizations
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
  • Collegiate DECA
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary (BGS)
  • Beta Upsilon Sigma (BUS)

Accreditation information: Our academic programs are among the best. We are accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5% of all business schools worldwide.

Information systems bachelor’s degree program highlights

Personalized curriculum. A wide range of information systems electives allows you to explore passions and specialize your studies. Dive into software development, project management, digital imaging, programming and more. Your foundational knowledge of how technology works to improve businesses will make you a desirable candidate for many employers.

Internship opportunities. Many internships are available for students pursuing a career in information systems — some of which are paid or count for credit. Through internships, information systems students have assisted in things like establishing software standards for companies, developing telecommunications systems, creating microcomputer applications, evaluating software packages for company adoptions and expanding database applications.

Relevant student organizations. UW-Eau Claire's Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) student org is a great way to continue your learning outside the classroom. Participate in competitions, discuss industry trends, network with professionals and develop relationships with other students and mentors. 

Outstanding faculty members. While at UW-Eau Claire, you'll learn from supportive, expert faculty who have a variety of business and industry experiences. Partner with your professors in research opportunities and utilize the program's growing network of local information systems professionals and employers. 

What jobs can you get with an information systems degree from UWEC?

UW-Eau Claire has one of the largest information systems programs in the nation, with a long history of producing skilled graduates. Because of this reputation, recruiters from all over the Midwest hire our highly regarded Blugolds. Graduates enter a flexible, growing and well-paying field, pursuing a wide range of career paths. 

Where are information systems alumni now? 

Information systems careers

My corporate internship, campus job in Learning Technology Services and professors have made a huge difference in my college career and have helped me to find a job in my major before graduation.

Andrea Pardon Information Systems

Information systems bachelor's degree program curriculum

The information systems bachelor's degree prepares you for success by pairing a strong liberal arts education with major-specific coursework. Explore business courses in accounting, communication, finance, management and marketing as well as information systems courses in database applications and management, systems analysis and design, and systems networking and security.

This broad background gives you the knowledge needed to bridge the gap between business professionals and computer technologists.

Classes for information systems majors may include:

Learn more about the comprehensive information systems major in the UWEC course catalog.

Learn more about the information systems minor in the UWEC course catalog.

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