Information Systems – Program Features
Project Based Learning
In addition to traditional foundation courses IS majors choose from a set of one-hour Tech Tools courses, which prepares students for careers in which continuous on-line learning will be necessary to maintain technological skills and competence.
In the senior year, students are paired up in teams and assigned a client to develop an application, databases, learn project management, collaboration, and all the challenging technical aspects of application development to gain an appreciation for the requirements, potential and limitations of a job following graduation.
Although it is not required, students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the many internship opportunities the St. Louis region offers. An internship provides invaluable, practical experience that could lead to employment in one of the hundreds of outstanding corporations and institutions that make up this metropolitan region.
Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.
Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.