Information Systems Program Objectives & Outcomes

Educational Objectives:

The core educational objective of the Information Systems program at UVU is to produce graduates who will be in a profession or graduate program that utilizes the combination of technical and organizational expertise gained while completing the program.

Graduates of UVU's undergraduate program in Information Systems (IS) will be able to:

1.  Use theoretical, technical, and organizational knowledge to analyze, design, develop, and implement secure IS computing solutions.

2.  Use problem-solving skills and identify lessons learned.

3.  Facilitate communications between technical and business-oriented groups.

4.  Collaborate and communicate effectively in diverse team environments.

5.  Practice their profession in accordance with accepted professional codes of ethics.

6.  Consider the broad global and social impact of information systems solutions.

7.  Stay current in their profession.

Program Outcomes:

By the time of graduation, the program enables students to achieve:

a)  An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to Information Systems;

b)  An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define computing requirements appropriate to its solution;

c)  An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet the needs of    an organization and its users;

d)  An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;

e)  An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities related to Information Systems;

f)  An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, both in written and oral forms;

g)  An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society;

h)   Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional developments;

i)  An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for Information Systems;

j)  An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of Information Systems within a specific application environment;

k)  An ability to assist in the creation and management of an effective project plan.