Message from the Chair

Dr. Paul Morrey

Dr. Paul Morrey, Department Chair

To all our new and returning students,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 academic year!  We are happy that you are working with us toward your educational goals and we are committed to your safety and education during this exceptional time.  We have been busy learning new ways of teaching, determining safety requirements, and planning for continuity under a variety of possible circumstances.  I believe that our efforts will result in safer face-to-face classes and better online classes than we have ever had before. 

We listened to students who want face-to-face classes and determined how to implement the safety requirements of the university.  At the same time, we have paved the way for livestreaming and recording classes to help increase the “social” while maintaining the “distance.”

We also listened to students who want to continue progress without returning to campus and increased our online and livestream offerings.  Faculty have worked hard to improve the online materials in courses, follow a more standard organization of materials, and learn to use new tools that help remote students engage in teamwork and communicate with instructors.  Skills that are more valuable than ever in the workforce.

Improved access to virtual machines and remote login to lab computers will ensure that you can get all the software and processing power that you need for your classes using just a basic computer from home.  If you are lacking some equipment that will help you succeed, please let us know and we will help you find options to meet your needs.

Thank you for working with us this year!


In particular, we offer the following programs:

  • Certificate of Completion in Administrative Support
  • Certificate of Completion in Network Administration
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Application Development
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Data Analytics
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Database Admin and Data Warehousing
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Healthcare IT
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Information Technology
  • AAS in Administrative Information Management
  • AAS in Information Systems and Technology
  • AS in Administrative Information Management
  • AS Pre-Major in Information Systems and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Individuals who earn a degree from the IS&T Department are highly employable in a wide range of careers, such as Business Intelligence, IT management, and network security. Our graduates work for large and small companies in Utah and across the country. In addition, we offer a Minor in Information Systems and Technology for students who major in other disciplines but want to increase their career opportunities. Computer technology is used in most careers, and a minor in IST provides graduates with additional computer and technology skills.

The B.S. in Information Systems degree offers four unique emphases to prepare students for a specific niche in rapidly growing IS fields:

  1. Application Development
  2. Business Intelligence Systems
  3. Healthcare Information Systems
  4. Information Security Management

The B.S. in Information Systems program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET

The B.S. in Information Technology degree offers two emphases to prepare students for dynamic careers in IT:

  1. Computer Forensics and Security
  2. Network Administration and Security

The B.S. in Information Technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET

The IS&T Department also offers programs in Administrative Information Support, Administrative Information Management, Business/Marketing Education and B.S. in Information Management.

We also offer a cohort of the M.S. in Cybersecurity at the UVU campus at Thanksgiving Point. Contact Robert Jorgensen at 801.863.5282 or at for more information and to lean how to apply for admission into this program.

Thank you for your interest in the fields of Information Systems and Technology. It is an exciting time to be a part of the changes and innovative technology in our field. I encourage you to explore our Web site and learn more about the opportunities we have to offer you.

I look forward to welcoming you into the Department of IS&T.

C. Paul Morrey, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Associate Professor