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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Freshman Year

Fall Semester

15-110 Principles of Computing (10)
21-111 Calculus I (10)
67-102 Concepts of Information Systems (9)
76-100 Reading & Writing in an Academic Context (9)
99-101 Computing@Carnegie Mellon (3)

Total Units: 41


Spring Semester

15-112 Fundamentals of Programming (12)
21-112 Calculus II (10)
67-250 The Information Systems Milieux (9)
76-101 Interpretation & Argument (9)
79-104 Global Histories (9)

Total Units: 49

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

15-121 Introduction to Data Structures (10)
67-262 Database Design and Development (9)
76-270 Writing for the Professions (9)
xx-xxx Organizations Requirement (9)
xx-xxx General Education Elective (9)

Total Units: 46


Spring Semester

67-272 Application Design & Development (9)
36-201 Statistical Reasoning & Practice (9)
67-265 Design Fundamentals (9)
xx-xxx General Education Elective (9)
xx-xxx Free Elective (9)

Total Units: 45

Junior Year

Fall Semester

67-xxx Information Systems Elective (9)
67-xxx Content Area Elective (9)
xx-xxx General Education Elective (9)
xx-xxx QARM (9)
xx-xxx Free Elective (9)

Total Units: 45


Spring Semester

67-373 Software Development Project (12)
67-3xx Information Systems Required Elective (9)
67-xxx Content Area Elective (9)
xx-xxx Free Elective (9)
xx-xxx Free Elective (9)

Total Units: 48

Senior Year

Fall Semester

67-475 Innovations in Information Systems (12)
67-xxx Content Area Elective (9)
xx-xxx Free Elective (9)
xx-xxx Free Elective (9)
xx-xxx Free Elective (9)

Total Units: 48


Spring Semester

67-xxx Information Systems Elective (9)
xx-xxx Free Elective (9)
xx-xxx Free Elective (9)
xx-xxx Free Elective (9)
xx-xxx Free 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.