Information Systems Major


If you’re seeking a degree that prepares you to find technological solutions in today’s business environment, George Fox University's bachelor's degree in information systems is an ideal fit.

Students in our information systems major study the integration of information technology solutions and business processes to meet the needs of an organization, enabling them to effectively achieve their objectives. Information systems requires an understanding of both the technical and organizational factors that affect the creation and deployment of information technology solutions.

Our 49-semester-hour information systems course of study covers topics ranging from the principles of financial accounting and business ethics to web-based programming, client-server systems, software engineering and data communications and networks.

Request more information about the information systems major at George Fox University or schedule a visit to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.

Jobs, Internships and Graduate School

Information Systems majors at George Fox study at one of the West Coast's top Christian colleges

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026. These occupations are expected to add about 44,200 new jobs, from about 367,600 jobs to about 411,800 jobs from 2016 to 2026, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet in what is commonly referred to as the “Internet of things,” and the continued demand for mobile computing.

  • Analyst for Division of Legislative Finance, State of Alaska
  • Software Engineer, Consonus Health
  • Senior Support Engineer, Fiserv
  • Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Electrical Engineering Technical Designer, Boeing
  • Senior Software Engineer, GE
  • Senior Software Engineer, Intel
  • Software Developer, McAfee
  • Software Engineering Manager, Mentor Graphics
  • Senior Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Project Manager, Rentrak
  • Software Engineer, Oracle
  • Software Engineer, Axium
  • Senior Products Analyst, Huron Consulting Group
  • Informatics Research Scientist, DOW AgroSciences
  • Component Design Engineer, Intel
  • Security Analyst, Nike
  • Manager of Language Modeling Research, Nuance Communication
  • Programmer Analyst, Boeing
  • Microsoft, Portland
  • Intel, Hillsboro, Ore.
  • NASA, Cleveland
  • Oregon State University
  • Washington State University
  • Oregon Graduate Institute
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Boston University
  • Portland State University
  • Virginia Tech

Student Experiences

Aaron Schnieder

“When I entered the computer science and information systems program at George Fox University, I had never written a single line of code. The GFU professors excelled at explaining the core concepts of software development in an easy to understand and digestible manner. Over the course of my four years in the program, I went from zero knowledge of software engineering to a feeling of confidence when I got my first job.”

- Aaron Schnieder

Points of Distinction

  • Students will gain hands-on, practical experience.
  • Small class sizes ensure that students receive individual attention and career mentoring.
  • Students have the opportunity to compete in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. In 2015, George Fox students claimed an Oregon site championship in both Division 1 and Division 2 of the competition, which included schools from all over the Pacific Northwest.

Why George Fox?

Christ-centered community

Our faith influences everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another and serve in the community.

Global opportunities

More than half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad, ranking George Fox among the nation's leaders in study abroad participation (U.S. News & World Report).

Small classes

Our 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means you'll get to know your professors on a personal level.

National recognition

George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.