If you’re seeking a degree that prepares you to find technological solutions in today’s business environment, George Fox University's bachelor's degree in information systems is an ideal fit.
Students in our information systems major study the integration of information technology solutions and business processes to meet the needs of an organization, enabling them to effectively achieve their objectives. Information systems requires an understanding of both the technical and organizational factors that affect the creation and deployment of information technology solutions.
Our 49-semester-hour information systems course of study covers topics ranging from the principles of financial accounting and business ethics to web-based programming, client-server systems, software engineering and data communications and networks.
At George Fox, we educate and nurture students who will become persons of influence, continually growing in stature with God and man. Our faculty seek to be people of increasing influence, both in the lives of our students and in the larger community at George Fox and beyond to our technology-driven society.
All courses are taught in an encouraging Christian college environment where professors know you by name.
Our graduates are:
- Well-educated in the foundations and basic principles of information systems
- Highly valued problem solvers, capable of bringing technological solutions to a wide variety of problems in many domains that require information systems expertise
- Prepared for a wide variety of careers in information systems
- Ready for further education at the graduate level
- The next generation of technological innovators, entrepreneurs and educators
Request information about the information systems major at George Fox University or apply now to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.
What we offer …
- Small classes
Our small classes allow students to benefit from frequent one-to-one mentoring. The university’s 13.6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for plenty of personal attention.
- Broad curriculum
Students take a liberal-arts curriculum that helps broaden perspectives and contributes to an appreciation and understanding of all aspects of society. All classes are taught from a Christian worldview where faith is integrated with learning.
- Faculty expertise
Our faculty members remain abreast of current technological development and trends by being active in the community through participation in research, consulting, and ongoing education. The department welcomes the natural growth that accompanies the increasing demand for well-educated computer and information scientists.
- Center for Mobile Computing
Our students have opportunities to develop applications and access to iPhone and iPod devices for deployment. The center currently has partner support from Oracle and Apple.
- Internships/job placement
The Portland metro area provides plenty of opportunities for internships and job placements. Nike, Xerox and Intel are large employers in the region.
- Global opportunities
Nearly half of George Fox undergraduate students participate in an international experience. The university ranks among the top 50 out of 1,400 American colleges in study-abroad participation.
- National recognition
George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.