Information Systems

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems program prepares students to be Information Systems professionals. Graduates develop and deploy enterprise-level systems to meet organizational needs. The Application Development emphasis prepares students for jobs requiring coding, requirements gathering and definition, managing software development projects, and maintenance of systems. The Business Intelligence Systems emphasis prepares students 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 Information Security Management emphasis prepares students for information technology management and information security analyst positions. The core of the BS IS program prepares students to have a strong foundation in data modeling, data management, data-driven web development, business process analysis and information security.

 

Accreditation by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org) assures quality.

 

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Information Systems (BS) Majors 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
# of students in major  181 203 225 233  258
Graduates 23  27  36  40  43 

Program Objectives

Program Educational Objectives Graduates of UVU’s undergraduate program in Information Systems (IS) will be able to do the following:

  • Use theoretical, technical, and organizational knowledge to analyze, design, develop, and implement secure IS computing solutions.
  • Use problem-solving skills and identify lessons learned.
  • Facilitate communications between technical and business-oriented groups.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively in diverse team environments.
  • Practice their profession in accordance with accepted professional codes of ethics.
  • Consider the broad global and social impact of information systems solutions.
  • Stay current in their profession.

Student Outcomes

The B.S. in Information Systems program uses the following ABET's (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) Student Outcomes 1 through 6:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.

Continuous Improvement

In order to continually improve the curriculum, the Information Systems program at Utah Valley University, in collaboration with students, faculty, graduates, advisory board and employers, uses various assessment tools to measure achievement of student outcomes and program objectives.