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Information Systems

Tame the torrent.

No doubt about it - we are awash with information.  Modern organizations could not exist without the ability to create, capture, analyze, and capitalize on it, but the explosion of data can make using information akin to drinking out of a firehose. With the minor in Information Systems, you’ll learn how to tame the torrent by aligning organizational skills with technical know-how.    

About the Minor

Information Technology + Effective Management = Competitive Advantage 

The Information Systems minor is the interdisciplinary study of the ways in which computer technology can foster organizational excellence.   Drawing from both Business Management and Computer Science, the Information Systems Minor builds on the foundations of an education in the liberal arts by stressing strong analytical skills, the facility to find imaginative solutions to difficult problems, and the application of ethical principles.

Students who complete the Information Systems Minor will understand and be able to write and orally communicate about technology to a body of professionals and non-professionals alike. The minor is especially suited to students majoring in Business Management who would like to acquire an in-depth understanding of technology, and to students majoring in Computer Science who wish to acquire business skills essential to a productive career. The minor is open to students from all majors offered at Washington College.




Austin Lobo

Associate Prof. of Computer Science; Director, Information Systems Minor.