Spring 2 2024 classes start on March 18, 2024
Learn to use technology to solve business problems and create new opportunities with the Online Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Decision Sciences from LSU Online and the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems in the E. J. Ourso College of Business.
Students pursuing this degree will successfully compete in a digital-centric economy in which large corporations, as well as small entrepreneurial firms increase efficiency, create new markets, and leverage the power of IT by adding new, innovative, technologically enhanced capabilities to their firms.
Through coursework, students will be exposed to cutting-edge technologies and emerging areas such as cyber-risk, analytics, and digital consulting. This will help to understand how IT is a building block upon which organizations create new business opportunities that will shape the future of commerce. This is tech with a purpose - to build better businesses of tomorrow.
LSU ISDS students go on to have lucrative careers in various tech-related professions like IT consulting, IT outsourcing, business architect, business analyst, business intelligence, database administration, information systems integrator, and data science.
Employers that have hired ISDS graduates include: CenturyLink, Cognizant, Deloitte, Disney, Dow, Exxon, General Motors, IBM, SAS
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Apply Your Past Certifications and Training to Earn Credit Towards a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Decision Sciences.
Earn your bachelor’s degree in a 100% online program with flexible classes while working closely with internationally renowned faculty and taking the same coursework as their campus-based counterparts.
ISDS students earn SAFe® Scrum Master and Amazon Web Services (AWS) solutions architect or cloud practitioner certifications while completing their degree.
We offer a variety of ways to help you pay for your degree including financial aid, scholarships, employer tuition reimbursement, and veterans education benefits.
Students enrolled in this program are eligible for membership in the Omega Nu Lambda (ONL) Honor Society. Created to recognize the academic excellence of online students, ONL provides access to exclusive networking opportunities, scholarships, and a lifelong community of like-minded achievers. Enrich your college experience and connect with peers globally through Omega Nu Lambda!
The final cost of this program is determined after all transfer credits are evaluated. Transfer credits may apply for up to 75% of degree requirements. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your LSU degree.
Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $399
Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $11,970
Total cost with fees: $47,880
LSU Online also offers several ways to help you pay for your degree including credit for prior learning (PLA), financial aid, and veteran education benefits. Learn More.
*For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.
The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
The online Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Decision Sciences requires completion of 120 credit hours distributed as follows:
*Students who will not have 30 transferable credit hours by the time they plan to enroll at LSU can still be considered for admission if they meet all remaining transfer requirements.
To see about transfer credits please check out the TIGER TRANSFER TABLES.
Students interested in applying for re-entry to LSU must have a 2.0 GPA on all LSU coursework and must meet the requirements for their prospective senior college. Students who have attempted 30 or more hours at another institution must also have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college work attempted. For your senior college specific requirements please check out the Re-Entry Student Requirements per College.
If you feel like you do not meet any of the above qualifications please reach out to your Enrollment Coach team member as there are different evaluation pathways for non-traditional students to take.
Undergraduate students who are reviewed and admitted by meeting LSU A&M general admissions requirements but do not meet the admittance requirements to a senior college have two admissions options:
Students can start with The University College Center for Freshman Year (UCFY). This academic unit is designed for new freshmen and some transfer and re-entry students. Their mission is to prepare incoming students for success at LSU and to help define their academic and career goals. Students typically exit the UCFY at the conclusion of the freshman year and enter one of the degree-granting senior colleges at LSU.
Students can start with The Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC). This administrative unit serves as the academic home for students who have attempted 30-plus hours of college credit and who do not yet meet the admission requirements for one of the University’s degree-granting senior colleges.
For a list of specific senior college requirements please visit the LSU A&M Undergraduate Admission page.
LSU online ISDS students go on to have lucrative careers in various tech-related professions like IT consulting, IT outsourcing, business architect, business analyst, business intelligence, database administration, information systems integrator, and data science.
The online ISDS program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Develop Inspire Business Innovation and Learn how to strategically and effectively develop and use IT resources.
The BS ISDS is a 120-hour, STEM-designated program. The program teaches analysis, design, and implementation of systems to support an organization’s operations and management functions. Students prepare for careers in corporate settings, small and medium-sized enterprises, or entrepreneurial ventures across all industries. Areas of study covered in the program include:
LSU’s online ISDS degree prepares students with the skills for designing, building, and analyzing business processes across all types of organizations. The flexible distance-learning format provides students the opportunity to balance personal responsibilities and school without compromising. Plenty of career opportunities exist in this thriving field, and LSU’s online ISDS graduates can find employment with computer companies, consulting firms, energy companies, entertainment companies, educational institutions, financial institutions, government agencies, and more.
BS ISDS majors can earn credit through PLA and through an internship as follows:
The laptop requirements below are set forth so that students may not have any issue loading data or software to their machine.
By becoming familiar with the types of technologies taught in this program, students are given a head start in their field post-graduation. Apple Systems are not recommended as all software utilized in this course requires the Windows operating system. However, if you do decide to utilize an Apple computer you must have Windows (10 or higher) running prior to starting courses. This can be done through a partitioned hard drive or other means of split operating systems.
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