Computer Information Systems

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Overview & Requirements

Degree Summary

This degree is designed to provide students in the CIS field with a diverse background and skillset according to their desires and interests, and prepare them for employment opportunities in their field of choice.

Credit Requirements

Students must complete a varying number of Foundation credits and three out of the following six CIT-based certificates for a total of 62 credits:

  • Programming
  • Web Frontend Development
  • Web Backend Development
  • System Administration
  • Database
  • Data Analytics

What You'll Learn

Essential Knowledge and Skills (competencies)

  • Acquire knowledge and skills in several programming languages
  • Acquire knowledge and skills regarding the development of both web frontend and backend technologies
  • Gain skills in planning, designing, and developing web pages and sites according to best practices of organization and maintainability
  • Learn and apply foundational database concepts
  • Develop skills in applying modern information technology methods to analyze data
  • Develop a foundational knowledge of server and network administration

Key/Major Subject Areas (Specialized subjects)

Choose three out of the following six subject areas:

  • Programming
  • Web Frontend Development
  • Web Backend Development
  • System Administration
  • Database
  • Data Analytics

Core/General Subject Areas
(General studies subjects - for degrees only)

  • English
  • Mathematics

Careers in this Field

  • Network administrator
  • General Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • System Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Info Security Analyst
  • System Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

For more information regarding the courses and requirements in this program, please visit the BYU-Idaho online course catalog, but please note that not all programs listed in the catalog are available online.

For any further questions regarding course scheduling or sequencing, please contact Pathway Student Support.

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

BYU-Idaho online courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.