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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: 125

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
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
  STAT 2050 Introduction to Statistical Methods (4.0)  
or MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I (3.0)  
IS Core Requirements:  
  INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals (3.0) 3
  INFO 1200 Computer Programming I for IS/IT (3.0) 3
  INFO 2200 Computer Programming II for IS/IT (3.0) 3
  INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals (3.0) 3
  INFO 2420 Web Application Design (3.0) 3
  IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals (3.0) 3
  IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals (3.0) 3
  COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series (1.0) 1
  INFO 3120 Management Information Systems (3.0) 3
  INFO 3410 Database Systems and Warehousing (3.0) 3
  INFO 3420 Web Systems Development (3.0) 3
  INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design (3.0) 3
  INFO 3700 Health Informatics Fundamentals (3.0) 3
  INFO 405G Global Ethical and Professional Perspectives in IS and IT (3.0) 3
  INFO 4120 Business Intelligence Systems (3.0) 3
  INFO 4430 Systems Design and Implementation (3.0) 3
IS Environment/Business Foundation Requirements:   
  ACC 2010 Financial Accounting (3.0) 3
  ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting (3.0) 3
  MGMT 2200 Business Communication (3.0) 3
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior (3.0) 3
  LEGL 3020 Intellectual Property and Cyber Law (3.0) 3
  MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing (3.0) 3
Emphasis Requirements: 10 Credits
   STAT 2060 Introduction to Statistical Computing (1.0) 1
   INFO 3130 Introduction to Applied Data Analytics (3.0) 3
   INFO 4130 Data Science and Big Data Analytics (3.0) 3
   INFO 4440 Enterprise Computing Environments (3.0) 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 12 Credits
Choose 9 credit hours from the following: 9
  INFO 3422 PHP Web Application Development (3.0)  
  INFO 3750 Healthcare Information Systems Applications (3.0)  
  INFO 4410 Database Administration (3.0)  
  INFO 4420 Mobile Business Application Development (3.0)  
  INFO 459R Current Topics in Information Systems (3.0)  
  INFO 4700 Healthcare Information Systems Management (3.0)  
    Other approved upper-division Information Systems courses  
  GEOG 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4.0)  
  FIN  3100 Principles of Finance (3.0)  
  MGMT 3450 Operations Management (3.0)  
Choose 3 credit hours from the following: 3
  STAT 4100 Design of Experiment (3.0)  
  STAT 4200 Survey Sampling (3.0)  
  STAT 4500 Nonparametric Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 4600 Statistical Process Control (3.0)  

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

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & 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
Humanities Distribution  3
History Distribution  3
INFO 1200 Computer Programming I for IS/IT 3
INFO 2420 Web Application Design 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.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology Distribution  3
INFO 2200 Computer Programming II 3
INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals 3
IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
MGMT 2200 Business Communication 3
  Semester total: 18
Notes: (1) Must take IT 2600 before taking IT 2700 next semester. (2) Must take MGMT 2200 before taking INFO 3120 next semester.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Phys Science Distrib.  3
ECON 2020 Microeconomics (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science Distrib) 3
STAT 2050 Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
INFO 3120 Management Information Systems 3
STAT 2060 Introduction to Statistical Methods Lab 1
  Semester total: 16
Notes: (1) Take STAT 2050 and STAT 2060 during the same semester.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
INFO 3410 Database Systems & Warehousing 3
INFO 3700 Health Informatics Fundamentals 3
INFO 4120 Business Intelligence Systems 3
LEGL 3020 Intellectual Property and Cyber Law 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Must take INFO 4120 this semester to be able to take INFO 4130 next semester.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Add. Bio or Phys Sci  3
INFO 3420 Web Systems Development 3
INFO 4130 Data Science and Big Data Analytics 3
MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 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
INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design 3
INFO 405G Global Ethical Professional Perspectives IS IT 3
INFO Elective 1   3
INFO Elective 2 or
STATS Elective
  3
FIN 3100 Principles of Finance 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) INFO Electives offered in Fall: INFO 4410, INFO 4420, INFO 4700, GEOG 3600. (2) Can take the second INFO elective this semester and then STATS elective next semester OR take the STATS elective this semester and then INFO elective next semester.
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
INFO 4430 Systems Design and Implementation 3
COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
INFO 4440 Enterprise Computing Environments 3
INFO Elective 2 or
STATS Elective
  3
INFO Elective 3   3
  Semester total: 13
Notes: (1) Must take INFO 4430 semester after taking INFO 3430. (2) INFO Electives offered in Spring: INFO 3422 and INFO 3750 (or other approved upper-division INFO courses). 
  Degree total: 125

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

 
 

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


Program Coordinator
: Cynthia Krebs

Programs

The Information Systems & Technology Department offers one Certificate of Proficiency, two Certificates of Completion, two AAS degrees, two AS degrees, three Bachelor of Science degrees, one Graduate Certificate, and several minors. Programs include Information Systems, Information Technology, Administrative Information Support/Management, and Business and Marketing Education.

Faculty have earned appropriate degrees, with over 30% holding PhDs and 23% ABD. Faculty have worked full-time at UVU for an average of 13 years, not including teaching experience at other institutions or other employment. Industry experts in the field are hired as adjuncts to teach a variety of courses.

 
 

Business & Marketing Education and Administrative Information Management


Information Systems & Technology Advisory Board:

Charles Chiang, Manager of Customer Service, EMC2, Jonathan Daniels, Online Marketing Analyst, DigiCert, Laura deShazo, Career & Technical Education Business Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education; Ken Finch, Senior Program Manager, ICS Office of CIO, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Dave Gappmayer, Principal Test Manager, Microsoft; Grant Gordon, President/CEO, RationalUX; David Griffiths, Manager of Engineering Team, AdvancedMD; Andrea Hayhurst, VP of Business Technology, Nu Skin Enterprises; Kepi Heimuli, Field Services Utah/Idaho Team Leader, Zion's Management Services Company; Chris Hine, Sr. Alliance Manager Integrated Systems, SUSE; Josh Hogan, Manager, Enterprise Data Management, Nu Skin Enterprises; Stanley Huff, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Intermountain Healthcare; Jeremiah Jones, Lead Technologist, aVinci Media; Brian Karney, COO, Access Data; Scott Lemon, President, HumanXtensions L.L.C.; Jared Mason, Business Intelligence Manager, The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Josie Reynaud, Payson High School, Nebo School District; Vickie Walker, Administrative Support IV, Information Technology, Utah Valley University; Lynne Yocom, ITS Fiber Optics Manager, State of Utah, Utah Dept. of Transportation; Kevin Young, Sr. Security Administrator, Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Cyber Security Advisory Board:

Dan Anderson, Consultant, Spectra; Andrew Barney, Manager Information Security, Adobe Systems Incorporated; Vance Checketts, High-Tech COO, EMC2; David Glod, VP of Information Security, Mountain America Credit Union; Gary Glover, Director of Security Assessments, SecurityMetrics, Inc.; David Hunt, VP of Global Corporate Events, Symantec; Steve Leyba, Service Area Director, Department of Workforce Services; Angela Madsen, Operations Manager, Department of Workforce Services; Robert Schroader, President, CEO, Paraben Corporation; Justin Searle, Managing Partner, UtiliSec; Jutta Williams, Chief Privacy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare; David Winberg, Director, NSA-Utah.

 
 

Faculty

John Anderson(2007)

Associate 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)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., Finance, Idaho State University; MBA,

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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. (ABD) 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. (ABD), 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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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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Robert Jorgensen(2013)

Sr. Professional In Residence

Department: Information Systems & Technology
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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Craig Lindstrom(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, University of Utah; M.S., Business Information Systems, 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)

Assistant 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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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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Careers

Careers

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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