BS in Information and Decision Sciences

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Information and Decision Sciences degree from UIC, students need to complete University, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Information and Decision Sciences degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Business Administration section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Summary of Requirements
General and Basic Course Requirements48
Business Core45
Major Requirements18
Business Electives9
Total Hours120

General and Basic Course Requirements

See General and Basic Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Business Core

See Business Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
IDS 201Introduction to Business Programming3
or IDS 331 Business Analysis Using Spreadsheets
IDS 406Business Systems Project3
IDS 410Business Database Technology3
Nine additional hours of 300- or 400-level courses from the IDS department. 9
Total Hours18

Students may choose to focus their IDS and CBA elective courses within one or more of the following concentrations. The same course cannot be counted towards more than one concentration. Students may also choose to complete the major in IDS without any concentration. For this, students may choose any combination of IDS electives to fulfill the requirements for the major.

Concentration in Business Analytics

Required Courses
IDS 472Business Data Mining3
Select two of the following:6
Business Model Simulation
Statistical Software for Business Applications
Multivariate Analysis
Introduction to Risk Management
Business Forecasting Using Time Series Methods
Regression Analysis

Concentration in Management Information Systems

Required Courses
Prerequisite: IDS 201, as part of the IDS major requirement.
Select three of the following:
Internet Applications in Business
Business Object Programming using Java
Information Security
Business Systems Analysis and Design
Internet Technology and Management
Enterprise Operations and Supply Chain Systems
Business Data Mining

Concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Required Courses
Prerequisite: IDS 331, as part of the IDS major requirement.
IDS 454Introduction to Supply Chain Management3
Select two of the following:6
Business Project Management
Internet Applications in Business
Business Model Simulation
Advanced Operations Management
Enterprise Operations and Supply Chain Systems
Enterprise Risk Management

Business Electives

Courses
Any three 300- or 400-level CBA courses.9
Total Hours9

A course can be used to satisfy only one area of required or elective courses.

Sample Business Major Curriculum

See Sample Business Major Curriculum in the College of Business Administration section. See your academic advisor for an individualized major map in your field of study.