This schedule lists courses you might take during your four years at CMU-Q. This sample plan does not indicate required courses or guidelines for selecting electives: you can find this information on the program’s curriculum page.

To learn more about individual courses, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

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First Year

Fall Semester

67-100 Information Systems First Year Colloquium (1)
15-110 Principles of Computing (10)
76-100 Reading & Writing in an Academic Context (9)
21-111 Calculus I (10)
xx-xxx Elective Course (9)
99-101 Computing@Carnegie Mellon (3)

Total Units: 42


Spring Semester

67-250 The Information Systems Milieux (9)
15-112 Fundamentals of Programming and Computer Science (12)
76-101 Interpretation & Argument (9)
21-112 Calculus II (10)
xx-xxx Grand Challenge Seminar (9)

Total Units: 49

Second Year

Fall Semester

67-262 Database Design and Development (9)
15-121 Introduction to Data Structures (10)
80-210 Logic and Proofs (9)
xx-xxx General Education (9)
xx-xxx General Education/Elective (9)

Total Units: 46


Spring Semester

67-272 Application Design & Development (12)
xx-xxx HCI Requirement (9)
36-200 Reasoning with Data (9)
xx-xxx General Education/Elective (9)
xx-xxx General Education (9)

Total Units: 48

Third Year

Fall Semester

17-313 Foundations of Software Engineering (12)
xx-xxx Concentration Course (9)
xx-xxx Quantitative Analysis Requirement (9)
xx-xxx General Education (9)
xx-xxx General Education (9)
xx-xxx General Education/ Elective (9)

Total Units: 57


Spring Semester

67-373 Information Systems Consulting Project (12)
xx-xxx Professional Communications Requirement (9)
xx-xxx Concentration Course (9)
xx-xxx General Education (9)
xx-xxx General Education/Elective (9)

Total Units: 48

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

95-442 Managing Digital Transformation (9)
xx-xxx Concentration Course (9)
xx-xxx General Education (9)
xx-xxx General Education (9)
xx-xxx General Education/Elective (9)

Total Units: 48


Spring Semester

xx-xxx Innovation and Entrepreneurship Requirement (9)
xx-xxx Concentration Capstone (9-12)
xx-xxx General Education (9)
xx-xxx General Education/Elective (9)
xx-xxx General Education/Elective (9)

Total Units: 45

Content Areas

Content Areas provide students with the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding in an IS field of their interest. It requires a student to complete 27 units from one Content Area (generally 3 courses) of which at least one full course (9 units) must be an IS elective in that area.  No Content Area course may also be used to fulfill a Disciplinary Core or Professional Core requirement (no double count).

 

Computing and Information Systems & Technology

In the technology content area, students acquire a deeper understanding and proficiency in developing and administering information systems and their components such as software, hardware, networks, etc. Courses in this area include advanced programming, networks and security, web application development, and information systems auditing.


Social & Global Systems

The social and global systems content area enables students to understand information systems adoption and utilization in various organizational and societal contexts and cultures. The content area covers strategies, implications, and benefits of using modern information systems in a global context. Courses in this area include global systems, digital transformation, and information systems and sustainability.


User-Centered Information Design

In the user-centered design content area, students develop a wide perspective on how people interact with information technology and the broader environment. Courses in this area incorporate usability and interaction design, application design, document design, data design, and design thinking.

 

Applied Informatics

The content area of applied informatics provides students with an understanding of how different types of information systems are used by organizations for managing their information and processes effectively. Courses in this area include enterprise systems, business process modeling, geographic information systems, and electronic business.