For Continuing Education students, this Information Science bachelor of science degree program complements a variety of associate degree programs to allow students greater flexibility in choosing a career in which computer technology plays an integral part.Students build upon the knowledge they have acquired in their associate degree programs, integrating that knowledge with the information science fundamentals of information storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission, communication, presentation and analysis. Students also study the computer’s impact on business and industry. As entering technology professionals within industry and the public sector, students require knowledge of the particular industry in which they seek careers.
Each student, with the guidance of their academic coach, selects three (3) application domain courses relevant to their career goals from any college or school within the university. This provides a foundation for the student to learn how to apply information systems in support of organizational value. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, seniors complete a technology solo project that involves designing, building, implementing or researching a technology- based problem related to his or her degree program. Students graduating from the program may enter the field of information technology as entry-level systems or business analysts, systems modelers or systems designers within the private or public sector.
This program requires an Associate in Science degree in Computing Technology Services (96.0 credit hours) or Web Site Development (98.0 credit hours) or an associate degree from an accredited university (student must meet program’s prerequisite requirements).
Continuing Education Catalog Course Information