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BS in Information Systems

Students of Liberty University's Bachelor of Science in Information Systems program could expect to review topics in areas of computer architecture, systems, analysis, and design. Read more information about this online bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

School Offering Program:

Liberty University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students might have taken previous coursework in computer science or programming and should have an understanding of basic computer functions and applications. Strong analytical and communication skills are helpful. Applicants to Liberty University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

From databases to systems analysis methods, the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems program at Liberty University is designed to address both introductory and more advanced topics in information technology. Course topics are likely to include web architecture, database design and implementation, information security systems, data storage, operating systems, and types of networks. Students will also take business courses in accounting, management, and business law. A hands-on capstone allows students to work together to complete a project providing a solution for a real-world IT problem.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Liberty University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems:

Included in the 120 required credits to earn this BS degree is 57 credits in foundational and major courses, 39-42 credits in general education coursework, and 21-30 credits in free electives. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Liberty University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements (39-42 credits)

  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Communications Elective
  • Information Literacy Elective
  • Information Literacy Elective
  • Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning
  • Math Elective (MATH 114 or higher)
  • Christian Life and Biblical Worldview
  • Critical Thinking Elective
  • Cultural Studies Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Social Science Elective
  • Survey of Old and New Testament
  • Introduction to Theology Survey

Major Foundational Courses (9 credits)

  • Intermediate Business Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Organizational Behavior I

Major Core Courses (48 credits)

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Management
  • Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems
  • Introduction to Computing Sciences
  • Application Programming
  • Web Architecture and Development
  • IS Hardware and Software
  • Database Management Systems
  • Business Data Communications Systems
  • Studies in Information Security
  • System Analysis and Design
  • IS Project Management
  • Information Systems Capstone
  • Principles of Macroeconomics

Elective Courses (21-30 credits)

  • Students choose 21-30 credits in free electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the BS in Information Systems program could further expand their technical and managerial skills in a master's degree program. A graduate degree might be needed for those who intend to pursue upper management or executive positions in corporate IT departments or technical consulting firms.

Master's degrees graduates might be prepared to pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Information Systems - Technology Management
  • Master of Science in Information Systems - Information Assurance

Career Paths:

After earning the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, graduates could be prepared to apply their skills in entry-level or mid-management positions in IT. They might manage databases, oversee IT projects, evaluate existing information systems, handle system updates or integrations, or develop data or network security programs.

Career titles that graduates might qualify for include:

  • Database administrator
  • Network administrator
  • System administrator
  • Information security specialist

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