Information Systems Department

The Information Systems concentration prepares students for multiple careers that require an aptitude for analytical thinking and a strong working competency in information systems.

Over the next decade, the greatest demand in the information systems field will be for persons who have information technology skills supported by a solid understanding of the business framework for information solution. By following this program of carefully structured courses, the student, upon graduation, will be eligible for many of stimulating, high-salaried positions in this rapidly changing and constantly expanding field.

The concentration is designed to produce a person with technical and managerial skills in:

  • business application development
  • project management
  • application analysis and design
  • data management
  • business intelligence/analytics
  • enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • customer relationship management (CRM)
  • network and security management

Graduates qualify for and are productive in careers that include:

  • technology/business analyst
  • programmer/analyst
  • website/mobile app developer
  • database designer/analyst/administrator
  • data analyst
  • network administrator
  • technical support specialist

You can also leverage your IS skills to be an entrepreneur.

The concentration emphasizes technical knowledge of:

  • information system components and infrastructure
  • application and development skills
  • high-level competencies in applying information systems analysis and systems design strategies and techniques
  • understanding the information needs and delivery systems within business organizations
  • understanding the business/organizational context of information systems
  • communications and human relations skills for working with and managing people and projects in virtual teams
  • education and desire for lifelong learning and professional and personal development

How do I get started in IS at SF State?

You can concentrate in IS. You can declare a minor in IS. Or, you can take just one or two courses in IS.

Contact the IS department by email ( or phone (415) 338-2138 for more information.

See Bulletin: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Information Systems, or contact the IS department, for a complete list of courses.