BSIS Program Policies

Departmental Honors

Students may graduate with honors if they have:

  • Completed a sixth upper-level elective IS course (numbered above 1100). The student may not use an independent study or internship to count as this additional upper-level course.
  • Have an IS GPA of at least 3.5
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 3.25

Satisfactory/No-Credit (S/NC) grade options for IS majors

The student should check with his or her academic advisor before deciding to take a course S/NC (formerly the S/N option). Beyond the School’s Regulations for students enrolling in courses with the S/NC grade option, the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems (DINS) does not accept S grades for courses required for the completion of the Information Science major except for the Cooperative Program and Internship courses.

Students should be sure, before deciding on the grading system for a course, that their decision will not have an adverse effect on their plans for a major. They must discuss this decision with their advisor PRIOR to enrolling and selecting the S/NC grade option.

Individual Course Grades & GPA Requirement

Students must achieve a 2.0 GPA for each of the classes counted toward the Information Science major, therefore earning a C or better for each course counted towards graduation in the Information Science major. As such, all courses completed for the major (Quantitative Math and Stats, Core, Upper-Level Electives, and Capstone) must be repeated or replaced by a comparable course if a grade of C- or lower is received. If a grade of C- or lower is earned in a prerequisite course, the course must be repeated before the higher-level course may be taken. If a grade of C- or lower is earned in any course taken to satisfy a major requirement, the course must be repeated or replaced. Course repetitions are subject to the School’s Course Repeat Policy found in the Credit and Enrollment Policy section of the SCI Catalog.