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Information Systems - Business Intelligence Systems Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

The BS in Information Systems program prepares students to be Information Systems professionals. Graduates develop and deploy enterprise-level systems to meet organizational needs. The Business Intelligence Systems (BIS) emphasis prepares graduates to become business intelligence analysts who produce financial and marketing intelligence by querying data repositories, generating reports, and devising methods for identifying data patterns and trends. Organizations store an enormous amount of data. People who are able to perform data mining and can analyze the data to detect trends and form predictions are highly sought by national and regional organizations.

Total Program Credits: 124

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (3.0) 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences (3.0) 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0) 4
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
American Institutions: Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values (3.0) 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0) 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology Distribution 3
  Physical Science Distribution 3
  An Additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution Course 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Distribution ( ECON 2020 recommended) 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 67 Credits
Math Requirement: 3
  MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I (3.0)  
IS Core Requirements:  
  INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
  INFO 1200 Computer Programming I for IS/IT 3
  INFO 2200 Computer Programming II for IS/IT 3
  INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals 3
  INFO 2420 Web Application Design 3
  IM 2600 Spreadsheet Applications 3
  IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
  IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
  COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series (1.0) 1
  INFO 3130 Introduction to Applied Data Analytics 3
  INFO 3410 Database Systems and Warehousing 3
  INFO 3420 Web Systems Development 3
  INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design 3
  INFO 3700 Health Informatics Fundamentals 3
  INFO 405G Global Ethical and Professional Perspectives in IS and IT 3
  INFO 4430 Systems Design and Implementation 3
  INFO 4440 Enterprise Computing Environments  3
IS Environment/Business Foundation Requirements:   
  ACC 2010 Financial Accounting 3
  ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
  MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication 3
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 3
  MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
Emphasis Requirements: 12 Credits
   ECON 3340 Managerial Statistics 3
   INFO 4120 Business Intelligence Systems 3
   INFO 4130 Data Science and Big Data Analytics 3
   INFO 4135 Data Security Analytics  3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
Choose 9 credit hours from the following: 9
  IM 3600 Advanced Excel for Decision Making (3.0)  
  INFO 3120 Management Information Systems (3.0)  
  INFO 3422 PHP Web Application Development (3.0)  
  INFO 3750 Healthcare Information Systems Applications (3.0)  
  INFO 4410 Database Administration (3.0)  
  INFO 4415 Database Security and Auditing (3.0)  
  INFO 4420 Mobile Business Application Development (3.0)  
  INFO 4425 Web Application Security (3.0)  
  INFO 4700 Healthcare Information Systems Management (3.0)  
  FIN  3100 Principles of Finance (3.0)  
  MKTG 4300 Marketing Analytics (3.0)  
  Other approved upper-division Information Systems courses   

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of at least 124 semester credits required in the BS degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all discipline core, specialty core, and elective courses with no grade lower than a "C-."
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries 4
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
Fine Arts Distribution  3
INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes:  (1) Take INFO 1120 first or second semester.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 or 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
Biology Distribution  3
INFO 1200 Computer Programming I for IS/IT 3
INFO 2420 Web Application Design 3
IM 2600 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACC 2010 Financial Accounting 3
  Semester total: 18
Notes:  (1) Must take INFO 1200 before taking INFO 2200 next semester. (2) Must take ACC 2010 before taking ACC 2020 next semester or the following semester.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I 3
INFO 2200 Computer Programming II for IS/IT 3
INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals 3
IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Must take IT 2600 before taking IT 2700 next semester. (2) Must take MGMT 2340 before taking INFO 3130 next semester. (3) Must take MKTG 2200 before taking MGMT 3000 in next semester.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ECON 2020 Microeconomics (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science Distribution) 3
IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
INFO 3130 Intro to Applied Data Analytics 3
ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
MGMT 3000
Organizational Behavior 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
ECON 3340 Managerial Statistics 3
INFO 3410 Database Systems and Warehousing 3
INFO 3700 Health Informatics Fundamentals 3
INFO 4120 Business Intelligence Systems 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: (1) Must take INFO 4120 this semester to be able to take INFO 4130 next semester. (2) Take ECON 3340 concurrently with INFO 4120.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Physical Science Distribution 3
Humanities Distribution 3
INFO 3420 Web Systems Development 3
INFO 4130 Data Science and Big Data Analytics 3
MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) INFO 4130 is offered Spring semesters only.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution 3
INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design 3
INFO 405G Global Ethical and Professional Perspectives in IS and IT 3
INFO 4135 Data Security Analytics 3
INFO Elective 1   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Must take INFO 3430 the semester before taking INFO 4430. (2) INFO 4135 is offered fall semesters only. (3) INFO 4410 is offered Fall and Spring semesters as long as sufficient demand exists; otherwise it will be offered Fall semester only. (4) INFO elective in Fall semesters only: IM 3600, INFO 4420, and INFO 4700.
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
American Institutions Distribution 3
INFO 4430 Systems Design and Implementation 3
INFO 4440 Enterprise Computing Environments 3
INFO Elective 2   3
INFO Elective 3   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Must take INFO 4430 semester after taking INFO 3430. (2) INFO electives in Spring semesters only: INFO 3422, INFO 3750, INFO 4415, and INFO 4425.
  Degree total: 124

Department

Name:

Information Systems & Technology

Location:

CS 601

Telephone:

801-863-8182

Email:

Cheryl.Levi@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/ist

Chair:

Keith Mulbery

Chair Email:

Keith.Mulbery@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The Information Systems & Technology Department offers stackable degree programs to provide students with engaged learning opportunities to help students develop technical, communication, managerial, and lifelong -learning skills. The department’s programs prepare students for opportunities in information systems, information technology and security, information management, and education.

Vision Statement

The Information Systems and Technology Department will be the premier source of skilled information systems, information technology and security, information management, and business education professionals in the Intermountain Mountain region. This vision will be accomplished by:

  • Attracting well-qualified, motivated, and engaged students. 
  • Attracting and maintaining a skilled and highly trained, student-oriented faculty who are excellent teachers, applied scholars, and committed to serving the Institution.
  • Providing educational programs that are regionally and nationally recognized within the educational and professional communities, and technologically relevant to potential employers of graduates
 
 

Information Systems & Technology

  • Administrative Support: Cheryl Levi
  • Office: CS 601
  • Telephone: 801-863-8182
  • Email: Cheryl.Levi@uvu.edu

 Advisors:

  • Julie Harps
  • Office: CS 635
  • Telephone: 801-863-8403
  • Email:  JHarps@uvu.edu


Program Coordinators:

Programs

The Information Systems & Technology Department offers a variety of certificates and degrees, providing pathways into stackable academic credentials. Students can earn certificates and associate degrees on their path toward a bachelor’s degree.

Certificates:

  • Certificate of Completion Administrative Support
  • Certificate of Completion Network Administration
  • Certificate of Proficiency Information Technology
  • Certificate of Proficiency Application Development
  • Certificate of Proficiency Data Analytics
  • Certificate of Proficiency Database Administration and Data Warehousing
  • Certificate of Proficiency Healthcare Information Technology

Associate Degrees:

  • AAS Administrative Information Support
  • AAS Information Systems and Technology
  • AS Administrative Information Management
  • AS Information Systems and Technology

Bachelor of Science Degrees:

  • BS Information Management
  • BS Information Systems
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Business/Marketing Education

The B.S. in Information Systems is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. The B.S. in Information Technology is accredited by the Computing Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Graduate Credentials:

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Faculty Credentials

Faculty have earned appropriate degrees, with over 53% holding doctorate degrees and 6% ABD. Faculty have worked full-time at UVU for an average of 11 years, with 7 full-time faculty who have worked at UVU over 18 years. This does not include teaching experience at other institutions or other employment. Industry experts in the field are hired as adjuncts to teach a variety of courses.

Information Systems & Technology Advisory Board:

Vance Checketts, High-Tech COO, Dell EMC2; Josh Hogan, Manager, Enterprise Data Management, Nu Skin Enterprises; Stanley Huff, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Intermountain Healthcare; Michael Stevens, Chief Information Officer, AccessData; Scott Lemon, President, Wovyn and HumanXtensions L.L.C.; Jared Mason, Business Intelligence Manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Lynne Yocom, ITS Fiber Optics Manager, State of Utah, Utah Dept. of Transportation.

Business/Marketing Education Advisory Board:

Sharon Codner, Teacher, Mountain View High School; Laura deShazo, Career & Technical Education Business Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education; Josie Reynaud, Payson High School, Nebo School District

 
 

Faculty

John Anderson(2007)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., English, M.B.A., Strategy & Finance, University of Utah; Ph.D., Information Systems, Utah State University.

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Nicholas Ball(2014)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., Finance, M.B.A., Idaho State University; Ph.D., Information & Decision Sciences, University of Minnesota.

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Kimberly Bartholomew(1994)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Computer Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University.

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Jan Bentley(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Marketing and Distributive Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Business Information Systems and Education, Utah State University.

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S. Cold(1991)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Physical Plant Administration, Brigham Young University; M.B.A., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., Technology Management (Digital Communication Systems), Indiana State University.

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Kodey Crandall(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, Utah Valley University; M.S., Instructional Technology; Utah State University.

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Basil Hamdan(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty

Department: Information Systems & Technology Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.A., Accounting, M.B.A., MIS, East Carolina University; Ph.D., Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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George Hickman(1996)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.F.A., Photography, Brigham Young University; M.S., Information Systems, San Diego State University.

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Richard Ivie(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronic & Computer Engineering, M.B.A., Business, Brigham Young University.

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Robert Jorgensen(2013)

Sr. Professional In Residence

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty

Department: Information Systems & Technology Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.S., Integrated Studies, Utah Valley University; M.S., Information Systems, University of Utah.

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Cynthia Krebs(1988)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Business Education, Utah State University.

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Daniel McDonald(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.S., Management Information Systems, Ph.D., Management, University of Arizona.

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C. Morrey(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Utah Valley University; M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Keith Mulbery(1994)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., M.Ed., Education, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Business Information Systems, Utah State University.

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Matthew North(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., History, Brigham Young University; M.S., Business Information Systems, Utah State University; Ph.D., Education, West Virginia University.

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Pat Ormond(1984)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Data Processing, A.A.S., Accounting, Utah Technical College; B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.S., Information Systems, Utah State University.

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Doreen Smith(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Secretarial Technology, B.S., Business Education, Southern Utah University; M.Ed., Professional-Technical & Technology Education, University of Idaho.

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Careers:  
Data Scientist, Business Intelligence Analyst, Business Intelligence Developer, Computer and Information Systems Manager, Information Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Database Administrator, Software Developer, IS Project Manager

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