Information Systems - BA, BS

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

About This Degree

Information Systems (IS) provide the technical and human infrastructure that enables companies of all shapes and sizes to compete in today's global electronic marketplace. 

What You Will Learn

IS majors learn critical skills that enable them to evaluate, develop, implement, and manage information systems that enhance strategic agility, enable core business processes, and improve managerial decision making. Building on a broad foundation in business intelligence, analytics, database, information security, and programming.

Students in the IS major complete at least one emphasis that provides specialized training in data engineering, cybersecurity, or web development.


Web Development:

Web development ranks among the most highly demanded information systems skills, as a web presence is essential for virtually all companies. Modern web applications have evolved from brochure websites for informational or marketing purposes to full-scale platforms that support commerce, data exchange, and systems interoperability. The web development emphasis within the IS major prepares students to design, develop, and deploy web applications through coursework in web interface design (HTML/CSS/JavaScript), advanced server-side application development, API development, and e-commerce strategy.

Data Engineering:

Job opportunities in Data Engineering are expanding rapidly as companies increasingly rely on data analytics and data science to inform strategy. Data Engineers make it possible for businesses to engage in the advanced analytics and insight generation that data science produces. They do this by creating organization and industry-wide access to clean, reliable data at scale with sound data infrastructure and architecture. In the Data Engineering program, you will develop the skills in programming, database management, and data mining that employers need to support their analytics objectives.


This emphasis will give you motivation, knowledge, and experience to pursue a career in information security. You will pick up hands-on knowledge in information security, network security, design, and architecture, enterprise security, and physical security. You’ll apply Linux, hacking, and securing skills hands-on. Lectures will introduce topics that include real world situations taught by in-industry experts to harden and exploit systems. Companies are investing an incredible amount to secure their business – get in on it!

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

With a degree in information systems, you will be qualified for the following careers:

  • Data Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Electronic Commerce Specialist
  • Technical Consultant
  • Communications Network Analyst
  • Systems Designer
  • Webmaster
  • Business Systems Project Manager
  • Network & Internet Manager
  • Data Network Security Admin
  • Network Admin
  • IT Support Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Systems Technician
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • Database Analyst
  • Business Analyst

Our professional career coaches are equipped with all the tools necessary to help you with interview prep, professional networking, job searching, and so much more! Schedule an appointment today.

Job Outlook



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

Schedule an Appointment

I am not a current USU student

I have not applied or been admitted, even if I've taken a USU Concurrent Enrollment course

I am a current USU student

I have been admitted and plan to attend, or continue attending USU


Admission Requirements

Utah State University's admissions requirements as well as the Jon M. Huntsman admission requirements must be meet to be able to declare a Huntsman School of Business major.

Take The Next Step

You May Also Be Interested In

Business Loading...

For those not majoring in business but looking for a broad education in the core business areas of finance, human resource management, marketing, and operation, consider this minor to get a foundation of important principles.


Acquire a foundation of key concepts and skills applicable in both private and public sectors, such as analytical, communication, and interpersonal communication skills, coupled with the technical skills needed to support various career paths.

Management Information Systems Loading...

The management information systems minor represents the crossroads between business and technology. Learn the basics of database management and computer science before delving into development, security, or analytics.

Small Firm Management Loading...

Become advocates committed to the resolution of contemporary social problems. This social work minor lets you customize your coursework to fit the specialties you’re most interested in, from mental health to child welfare.