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Information Systems: BA, BS

Information Systems

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. 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.


Emphases:

  • 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.
  • Cybersecurity: 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!

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

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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.


Professional Organizations, Honor Societies, and Clubs

Association Information Systems (AIS): USU AIS is an official student chapter of the Association for Information Systems, the premier professional association of individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice and study of information systems worldwide.

Business Intelligence Group: The Business Intelligence Group has distinguished itself as a dynamic, student-lead, extra-curricular research organization. Participants gain a wealth of real-world experience and applications to data science theories learned in class.


Huntsman Opportunities

Career Exploration Trips: Not sure what your dream job is? No worries; our career trips will get you out in the field so you can talk with our professional partners and explore different industries.

Global Learning Experiences: Global Learning Experiences can help you develop a global mindset and prepare for business that extends beyond borders.

Huntsman Scholar Program (Honors Program): An honors program built for students seeking academic rigor, enhanced critical thinking, and a professionally mentored approach to their Huntsman experience.

Small Enterprise Education and Development (SEED): This is as real as it gets! SEED is an international consulting internship where students teach basic business and finance principles to local entrepreneurs in the Philippines and Peru.


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