Information Systems and Analytics, BS


Program Description

Information Systems and Analytics is among the most in-demand majors today. More than ever before, organizations are seeking to derive actionable insights from large amounts of data to maintain their competitive advantage. Multiple career tracks in the Information Systems and Analytics Degree allow students to customize their education to fit their interests, develop new skills, and enhance their marketability to employers in a wide range of fields. Information Systems and Analytics mixes working with technology and people across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Business Core Requirements

ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2020Managerial Accounting3
ISA 2010Proficiency in Excel & SQL3
ECON 2010Micro Economics (SS, GC)3
ISA 2050Management Information Systems3
FIN 3150Managerial Finance I3
MGMT 3050Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment3
MGMT 3100Business Ethics and Professional Writing3
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
MGMT 4800Strategic Management (ALPP)3
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles (ALPP)3
STAT 2040Business Statistics3

Information Systems & Analytics Core Requirements 

IT 1100Introduction to Unix/Linux3
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
SE 1400Web Design Fundamentals (ALCS)3
MATH 2050Applied Statistics with Programming3
IT 2400Intro to Networking3
IT 2700Information Security3
ISA 3001Info Sys and Analytics Intermediate Career Strategies1
ISA 3020SQL & Python for Analytics3
MGMT 3600Operations and Supply Chain Management (ALPP)3
MGMT 4040Quantitative Decision Analysis3
ISA 4450Project Management3
ISA 4600Senior Project (MGMT 4200 - Internship must be ISA related.)3
or MGMT 4200R Business Internship

Information Systems & Analytics Elective Requirements

12 credits from the following or other approved courses12
Students may take any of the courses listed below or other approved electives. The elective list below has been divided into suggested tracks. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information on choosing elective coursework. At least 6 credits must be from upper division classes.
Analytics Track Suggested Courses
IT 2300Database Design & Management3
IT 2500Cloud Computing3
IT 4310Database Administration3
FIN 4380Financial Modeling and Decision Making3
ISA 4060Big Data Analytics3
ISA 4070Data Visualization and Storytelling3
MATH 4800Industrial Careers in Mathematics3
Systems Track Suggested Courses
IT 1200A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS3
IT 2300Database Design & Management3
IT 2500Cloud Computing3
IT 3100Systems Design and Administration3
IT 3110System Automation3
IT 3150Windows Servers3
IT 3300DevOps Virtualization3
IT 4100Files Systems and Storage Technologies3
IT 4200DevOps Lifecycle Management3
IT 4310Database Administration3
IT 4400Network Design & Management3
IT 4510Ethical Hacking & Network Defense3
Web Development Track Suggested Courses
DES 1300Design I3
IT 4200DevOps Lifecycle Management3
SE 3400Human-Computer Interaction3
SE 3500Tech Entrepreneurship3
SE 3550Online Marketing and SEO (ALCS)3
Application Development Track Suggested Courses
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
CS 2420Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures3
CS 3005Programming in C++3
SE 3010Mobile Application Development for Android3
SE 3020Mobile Application Development for iOS3
CS 3500Application Development3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5.  “C-” or higher grade in the business core, IS&A core, and IS&A elective courses and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 in course work required for the major.