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Information Systems (BS)

Hours – 69 - 71 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2020
Last Revised 9/30/2020
Holokai Category: Professional Studies

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Program Requirements


Required Courses for Admission to the Major – 18 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
CIS 101 Beginning Programming F, W, S 3.0
CIS 200 Fundamentals of Information Systems and Technology F, W, S 3.0
CIS 202 Object-Oriented Programming I F, W, S 3.0 CIS 101
IT 224 Computer Hardware and Systems Software F, W, S 3.0
IT 240 Fundamentals of Web Design and Technology F, W, S 3.0
IT 280 Computer Networking F, W, S 3.0

To be accepted into this major, you must pass CIS 200 with a B- or better and all other courses listed above with a C or better. You must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. I understand that One retake is allowed per class, for up to three classes. Additional retakes require special permission. I understand that if I exhaust my repeats, I risk the chance of not being able to continue in the major or any other major in the computer science, information systems, or information technology programs. Please sign the form below to acknowledge that you understand this policy and then submit it to your academic advisor.

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Core Requirements – 27 Credits

(Classes marked “MO” are for admitted majors only)

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
CIS 205 Discrete Mathematics I F, W, S 3.0 CIS 101
CIS 305 Systems Engineering I (MO) F, W 3.0 CIS 202
CIS 405 Systems Engineering II (MO) W, S 3.0 CIS 305, IS 350
CIS 470 Ethics in Computer and Information Sciences (MO) F, S 3.0 ENGL 315 or ENGL 316 or equivalent
IS 350 Database Management Systems (MO) F, W 3.0 CIS 101
IS 400 Information Systems Proficiency F, W, S 0.0
IS 430 Foundations in IT Services, Enterprise Systems, and ERP Skills (MO) F, W 3.0 ACCT 201 and BUSM 180 recommended, or some background in financial accounting and business processes.
IS 450 Advanced Database Topics (MO) S 3.0 IS 350
IS 485 Project Management and Practice (MO) F, S 3.0 CIS 405
MATH 121 Principles of Statistics (MATH 421 or PSYC 205 may substitute for MATH 121) F, W, S 3.0 MATH 106 or MATH 110 or MATH 107 or Pass BMQT or Score 24 on Math Section of the ACT or 590 on Math Section of the SAT


Advanced Content Area Electives – 9-11 Credits

GROUP 1: Any additional 400-level courses in IS or IT; CS by permission of Dean. (6 credits)

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
IS or IT 3.0
IS or IT 3.0


    GROUP 2: Choose one (3-5 credits)

    Note: Many master’s programs require incoming students to have completed calculus.

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    MATH 119 Applied Calculus F, W 4.0 College Algebra experience
    MATH 212 Calculus I F, W, S 5.0 College Algebra and Trigonometry experience
    CIS 206 Discrete Mathematics II F 3.0 CIS 202, 205


      Fundamental Skills "Minor" in an Environment where 'IS' can be applied (15 Credits)

      ‘IS’ professionals must understand their chosen employment environment and prepare to function effectively in it. Each student must complete at least 15 credits in a cohesive body of course work for such an environment. ACCT 201 is required, select 12 more credit hours from: ACCT 203, ECON 200, ECON 201, BUSM 180, BUSM 304, BUSM 308, BUSM 310, BUSM 320, BUSM 342, BUSM 361, or other courses, by permission of the dean.

      Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
      ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting F, W, S 3.0
      ACCT/BUSM/ECON
      ACCT/BUSM/ECON
      ACCT/BUSM/ECON


      Additional Program Requirements

      1. One D+, D, D- is allowed above. All other credits must be C- or better.
      2. One retake is allowed per class, for up to three classes. Additional retakes require special permission.
      3. A program-approved assessment test must be taken during your last full semester at BYUH and is recommended annually.
      4. Students may seek one and only one major in either BCIS, CS, IS, or IT.

      Program Outcomes

      Upon completing a major in information systems, a student will have:

      • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
      • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
      • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
      • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
      • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
      • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
      • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
      • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
      • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
      • An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.

      The Discipline


      All majors in the computer and information sciences programs share many characteristics. All students are involved in the use and development of computer-based technology solutions. All students learn to work in teams and communicate effectively about technology. However, the primary focus of each program is different.

      Information systems prepares students to help organizations achieve competitive advantage through acquisition, deployment, and management of information systems resources and services. Students learn to develop the computer-based systems and technology infrastructure used in organizational processes. The effective and efficient use of information and communications technologies is vital to virtually all businesses and non-profit organizations.


      Career Opportunities

      Information systems graduates work in organizations of all types and sizes. They help leverage the investment in technology for the strategic advantage of businesses and non-profit organizations. IS professionals serve as the bridge between an organization’s technical and business operations. Employment opportunities are abundant and include areas such as systems analysis, software project management, and enterprise database design. Students are also prepared for graduate studies.