About the Online Information Systems Degree Program
The distance education Bachelor of Science Information Systems is ideal for students interested in acquiring a broad base of knowledge of computer information systems and the various uses of such systems in modern organizational settings.
Information systems encompass not only the technology of an organization—which is typically implemented with the purpose of improving the organization’s effectiveness and efficiency—they also comprise the people, hardware, software, communication devices and network resources that process data and information.
American Sentinel’s online information systems degree teaches students to use information systems to solve business problems. Professionals with degrees in information systems can plan, coordinate, direct research and facilitate the computer-related activities of a business.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the B.S. Information Systems program will be able to:
- Analyze, design and implement solutions to enhance organizational strategy and problem-solving.
- Create and test computer information systems solutions.
- Apply project management principles to information systems development.
- Structure information collection and presentation to facilitate management planning and decision-making.
- Address contemporary ethical issues in the use of information systems.
View general education learning outcomes of American Sentinel’s general education curriculum.
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Students graduating with the Bachelor of Science Information Systems degree complete 30 credit hours of general education courses, 60 credit hours of courses in the major and 30 credit hours of elective courses taken in computer science, information security, information technology, or networking.
Students residing in the state of Arkansas should refer to their General Education requirements.
Students residing in the state of Minnesota should refer to the State Regulatory section of the catalog for specific information regarding their general education requirements.
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Bachelor’s Degree Smoothes Transition from Overseas to U.S. Job Market
For years, South Africa native Anne-Marie Broodryk enjoyed a thriving computer science career in her home country. When she and her family immigrated to Massachusetts in 1999, she viewed it as an opportunity to branch out within her field. Her enthusiasm, however, hit an unexpected roadblock.>> Read full story
Perseverance Pays Off for I.S. Graduate
Renee Hungerford always intended to earn her degree. Like many people, she started college right after high school, but in her senior year, “life happened,” as she says, and she had to change direction and focus more on her job. A year later, she decided to finish her education, but realized she needed to change her major to business in order to improve her career. In essence, she had to start over.>> Read full story
Veteran Benefits from Flexible Online Format
For Tim Elwell, a pilot and entrepreneur whose company does information systems and custom programming, American Sentinel’s flexible online format made earning his degree viable. “It’s one of the best schools for adults who don’t have an ability to go full time. I was able to manage being a pilot and going to school because of the ability to do my classes on my own time. It made it a lot easier to blend school in with my family life also. You’ve got flexibility with your life as well as with the school.”
Career Opportunities in Information Systems
Information systems professionals focus on aligning computer technologies to the needs of businesses. Jobs may involve programming databases, website design, developing network security plans and/or designing and coding a business application. Many information systems professionals get involved in system development and user training and are the people companies rely upon to bridge the gap between technology and business by using their system analysis, project management and communication skills. Graduates of the computer information systems degree program can launch careers in business application development and support, database administration, information technology management, or even programming, network security, website design or project management.
The American Sentinel computer information systems degree will prepare you to launch your career or move up in your current organization.
Job Outlook For Information Systems
Employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations between 2008 and 2018. With new applications continually emerging and organizations constantly striving to find better ways to use technology to meet their objectives, demand for qualified information systems professionals is high. With the B.S. Information Systems, you may be qualified for a variety of positions in the information systems area. Learn more about the Bureau of Labor Statistics outlook for computer and information systems managers.