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Information Systems - Geographic Information 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 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) emphasis provides graduates with the hands-on experience in the types of systems used by many businesses, government, and environmental organizations in the form of mapping and decision support systems.

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
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: 15 Credits
Required geography courses (12 credit hours)  
  GEOG 1000 Introduction to Physical Geography (3.0)   3
  GEOG 1005 Introduction to Physical Geography Lab (1.0) 1
  GEOG 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4.0) 4
  GEOG 3650 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (4.0) 4
Choose 3 credit hours from the following marketing courses: 3
  MKTG 3620 Consumer Behavior (3.0)  
  MKTG 3670 Advertising and Promotion (3.0)  
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 6 Credits
Choose 6 credit hours from the following list of upper-division courses: 6
  INFO 4130 Data Science and Big Data Analytics (3.0)  
  INFO 4410 Database Administration (3.0)  
  INFO 4420 Mobile Business Application Development (3.0)  
  INFO 4440 Enterprise Computing Environments (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 intended to be a guide. 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 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 ENGL 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
MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication 3
  Semester total: 18
Notes: (1) Must take IT 2600 before taking IT 2700 next semester. (2) Must take MKTG 2200 before taking INFO 3120 next semester.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Phys Science Distribution 3
ECON 2020 Microeconomics (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science Distrib) 3
STAT 2050 or MGMT 2340 Intro to Stat Methods or Business Stats I 3
IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
INFO 3120 Management Information Systems 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Make sure you take statistics class by end of fourth semester.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
INFO 3410 Database Systems & Warehousing 3
INFO 3700 Health Informatics Fundamentals 3
LEGL 3020 Intellectual Property and Cyber Law 3
GEOG 1000 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
GEOG 1005 Introduction to Physical Geography Lab 1
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: (1) INFO 3700 is a Fall-only class. (2) GEOG 1000 and GEOG 1005 are offered Fall semesters only.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
INFO 3420 Web Systems Development 3
INFO 4120 Business Intelligence Systems 3
MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 3
MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design 3
COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
INFO 405G or
MKTG 3620
Global Ethical Professional Perspectives IST or
Consumer Behavior
3
GEOG 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
Elective 1 INFO 4410 Database Admin or INFO 4420 Mobile App Dev 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: (1) Marketing Selective: MKTG 3620 Consumer Behavior is offered Fall semesters only. If student wants MKTG 3620, take it this semester and take INFO 405G next semester. If student wants MKTG 3670 instead, take INFO 405G this semester and take MKTG 3670 next semester. See advisor if taking INFO 3430 and INFO 405G in the same semester. (2) GEOG 3600 is offered in Fall semesters only. (3) Elective INFO 4410 and INFO 4420 are offered Fall semesters only.
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
INFO 4430 Systems Design and Implementation 3
INFO 405G or
MKTG 3670
Global Ethical and Professional Perspectives IST or
Advertising and Promotion
3
GEOG 3650 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 4
Elective Recommended: INFO 4130 or INFO 4440 3
  Semester total: 13
Notes: (1) GEOG 3650 is offered Spring semesters only. (2) Must take INFO 4430 semester after taking INFO 3430. (3) Electives INFO 4130 and INFO 4440 are offered Spring semesters only.
  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

 
 

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


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


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)

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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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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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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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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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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GIS Analyst, GIS Specialist, Computer and Information Systems Manager, Information Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Database Administrator, Software Developer, IS Project Manager

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