Course Descriptions


B.S. in Information Systems
The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems program prepares students for careers as application programmers/analysts in a business environment and for further graduate work in information systems. Business courses supplement a strong core of technical courses to enable students to design and implement business processing systems that require programming, databases, web development, networking, and client-server processing.

Program Educational Objectives

The mission of the Department is to produce men and women who can assess, develop, and maintain business and scientific computing systems, and who are capable of continued learning and ethical practice in computing. In accomplishing this mission the graduates of the BS-IS degree program will:

  • Communicate effectively using terminology and processes that are appropriate for the field.

  • Work efficiently and effectively in a team environment to develop appropriate computer-based systems to satisfy stated requirements.

  • Solve complex computational problems using appropriate models, techniques, and abstractions.

  • Conduct themselves in a professional and ethically responsible manner.

  • Learn new trends and technology and willingly adapt to new systems and software environments.

Student Outcomes

In support of the program educational objectives above, the curriculum of the Information Systems Program is designed to enable students to attain the following outcomes:

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

(c) An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society

(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice

(j) An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment

Institutional Research Reports


Degrees Conferred
Comprehensive Graduation Report

CIP Code

ATU/ADHE Degree Title

CIP Title


Information Systems

Computer and Information Science

CIP Code

Classification of Instruction Programs (CIP) Code is defined by the National Center for Educational Statistics for reporting data to various entities


ATU - Arkansas Tech University

ADHE - Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Degree Title

Information Systems - Title used by industry

CIP Title

Information Systems - Title used by industry


Number of students conferred a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS) degree during the school year


Percentage of BSIS Degrees of all baccalaureate degrees conferred during a school year

(*) term used in comprehensive report

Student Head Count
Comprehensive Enrollment Report

Degree Level    ATU Degree Program Title    ATU Major
BSIS   Information Science   IS
BSIS   Bachelor of Science in Information Science