The Department of Software and Information Systems provides a range of courses and concentrations related to the design, management, and security of software systems with an emphasis on information technology. The department offers courses in information technology design and management; software systems design, architecture, integration, and implementation; human centered design and interaction, cybersecurity, health informatics, and intelligent and complex systems.
The Department of Software and Information Systems offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate program leads either to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Computer Science or a Minor in Software and Information Systems. The Software and Information Systems concentrations described below are technically part of the Computer Science major but for administrative and advising purposes, students completing these concentrations are members of the Department of Software and Information Systems.
The graduate program leads to a Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Technology (see the UNC Charlotte Graduate Catalog for information on the M.S. degree). Graduate certificate programs in Information Security and Privacy, Health Informatics, and Information Technology Management are also available. To assist with their studies, students have access to advanced computer labs and software where they can practice and experiment in controlled environments. In addition, the department maintains a high degree of interaction with working industry professionals who provide real-world expertise and experience.
MinorsEarly Entry Programs
- Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concentration, B.S.
- Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, B.A.
- Computer Science, Information Technology Concentration, B.A.
- Computer Science, Software Engineering Concentration, B.S.
- Computer Science, Web and Mobile Applications Concentration, B.S.