In the information age in which we live, the most significant advances in business and organizations will be achieved through the strategic application of information technology.
The Information Systems & Technology Department (IS&T) prepares students how to become productive team players in today’s business world through balanced offering of certificates, associate, and bachelor’s degrees in Information Systems and Information Technology.
A very lucrative option for Business Management majors is to minor in Information Systems.
The Information Systems degree offered here at UVU is now accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700.
Information Systems graduates receive a broad education in business as well as technology. Because of this foundation, IS graduates from UVU are more agile in their career choices.
Our course outcomes prepare students to become problem-identifiers, problem-solvers, and solution brokers.
The IS programs prepare students for careers as application software developers, information architects, consultants, e-business developers, information system auditors, programmer/analysts, and Web designers/developers.
View our ABET IS Program course objectives:
IS Program Objectives
See What Provo's Daily Herald Recently Said about Us!
UVU Students Create Useful App
Students at Utah Valley University are getting real world career experience while helping benefit several local non-profit groups at the same time. Students in a two-part information and technology services course have spent the first several weeks of summer planning and developing smartphone apps for groups like the Boy Scouts of America, the Joseph Smith Foundation, Payson City, Rock Canyon Elementary School in Provo, and the accounting club at UVU....
(To read the full-story published in Provo's Daily Herald, click on the subtitle above.)
The BS IS includes three emphases: Business Intelligence Systems (BIS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Health Information Systems (HS).
The 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.
The GIS emphasis provides graduates with the hands-on experience in the type of systems used by many organizations in the form of mapping and decision support systems.
Graduates with the HIS emphasis will use their knowledge of information technology and records management
to form the link between clinicians, administrators, technology designers, and information technology professionals.
Students completing a program in Information Technology learn how to install, manage and maintain the computing infrastructure on which organizational systems run.
The core of the BS IT program prepares students to have a strong foundation in computer architecture, data communication, information security, networks, and system administration.
IS&T Enrollments are Surging!
Enrollments in department classes dramatically increased this fall. Compared to Fall 2011, we have 27.5% more students enrolled in INFO and IT classes. After the first day of Fall 2012 registration, we added four class sections. For Spring, we have added two class secctions and increased class size in some classes.
While the overall enrollment for Summer 2012 was down, our enrollments increased. We offered more sections than the previous summer, and we are planning to offer nine more sections Summer 2013 than Summer 2012!
Graduating IS&T Students Must Complete an EXIT SURVEY!
All graduating IS&T students must complete an EXIT SURVEY. To access a copy of this survey, please click here.
After completing the survey, please return it to Cheryl Levi in the IS&T office, CS 601, during regular business hours.
The BS IT includes two emphases: Computer Forensics and Security and Network Administration and Security.
Network Administration and Security is a concentration leads to such careers as data communication consultants, information security analysts, and network administrators.
The Computer Forensics and Security emphasis provides students with a solid foundation for employment
by government or corporate sector to work in a computer forensics lab as a forensic analyst or in information security.
IS and IT Degrees for
the Working Professional.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, five of the top ten fastest growing jobs between now and 2014 are IT related.
The growth rate for these jobs is expected to be 38-54%. Beginning annual salaries range from $33,000 - $50,000. For the working IS or IT professional, the average annual salaries range from $60,000 - $79,000.
CONGRATULATIONS to our Department Chair, Keith Mulbery! He has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Faculty Excellence Award for the College of Technology and Computing!