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BS in Information Systems
(64 hours*)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental acceptance. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for application to this major.

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  1. No more than 6 credit hours of transfer credit will be accepted toward the upper-division major requirements. No transfer credit will be accepted for the Junior Core or Integrated Management Core courses.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of computer skills. Students may demonstrate spreadsheet skills with either a minimum grade of B in an equivalent transfer course or a P grade in the following:
      IS 110 : Spreadsheet Skills and Business Analysis. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IS 110 : Spreadsheet Skills and Business Analysis. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Basic spreadsheet skills focusing on features in MS Excel such as basic functions, logic and reference functions, statistical functions, what-if analysis, and charting to solve complex business problems. No technical background is necessary.

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  3. Complete the following prerequisite courses:
    Note: These courses are used in determining admission to the undergraduate Information Systems program.
  4. Apply and be formally accepted into the program.
  5. Complete the following required courses:
      ECON 110 : Economic Principles and Problems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECON 110 : Economic Principles and Problems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Strengths and weaknesses of markets and governments for solving problems of social organization or conflict, including policy response to inflation, unemployment, pollution, poverty, growth, etc.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

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      : Honors Economic Principles and Problems.
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      M COM 320 : Communication in Organizational Settings. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      M COM 320 : Communication in Organizational Settings. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: GE First-Year Writing requirement. To be taken before senior year. Not for freshmen.
      DESCRIPTION: Developing written and oral communications for professional organizations, including composing and designing employment communications. Incorporates oral presentations.
      NOTE: Fulfills GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication requirement.

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      : Honors Communication in Organizational Settings.
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      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also; Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      RECOMMENDED: MATH 110 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION:  Stemplots, boxplots, histograms, scatterplots; central tendency, variability; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing involving one and two means and proportions; contingency tables, simple linear regression.

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      : Honors Principles of Statistics.
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    Note: It is recommended that Econ 110 and M Com 320 be taken before entering the junior core, and must be completed before starting the integrated business core. Econ 110, M Com 320 and Stat 121 must be completed before starting the first year of the MISM program.
  6. Complete the following Information Systems Junior Core 1 courses (taught fall only):
      IS 401 : Systems Analysis. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Admission to information systems major, concurrent enrollment in same section of IS 402, 403, and 414.
      DESCRIPTION: Early phases of systems development life cycle, including project management, planning, investigation, requirements definition, systems specifications, alternative selection. Tools and techniques of object-oriented analysis.

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      IS 402 : Database Systems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Admission to information systems major; concurrent enrollment in same section of IS 401, 403, and 414.
      DESCRIPTION: Concepts and techniques of database system development, focusing on object-oriented modeling and its implementation methods.

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      IS 403 : Principles of Business Programming. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IS 403 : Principles of Business Programming. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Admission to information systems major; concurrent enrollment in same section of IS 401, 402, and 414.
      DESCRIPTION: Programming business systems. Algorithms, data structures, programming patterns, and interfaces.

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      IS 414 : Business Processes and Controls. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IS 414 : Business Processes and Controls. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Information systems majors status; concurrent enrollment in same section of IS 401, 402, and 403.
      RECOMMENDED: Acc 210.
      DESCRIPTION: Enterprise-level systems that support basic business processes, information systems control and security issues, systems integration and deployment.

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  7. Complete the following Information Systems Junior Core 2 courses (taught winter only):
  8. Complete the following Integrated Management Core courses:
  9. Complete the following after IS 401, 402, 403, 404, 411, 413, 414, 415:
  10. Complete Marriott School exit survey online.

  11. Recommended:

      ACC 241 : Business Law in the Environment. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ACC 241 : Business Law in the Environment. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Marriott School of Management major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to legal principles and institutions affecting business.

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      MATH 118 : Finite Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MATH 118 : Finite Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Math 110.
      DESCRIPTION: Language of set theory, counting and combinations. Probability theory, elementary stochastic processes, conditional probabilities. Repeated experiments, random variables, expectation, variance, linear equations, matrix algebra, application to economics or similar. Linear programming. Markov chains including applications.

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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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