Undergraduate Programs
BA Information Systems Concentration
Regulations effective September 1, 2005

Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

      Bachelor of Arts (3-year) General regulations.
Requirements in addition to the general program requirements for the 3-year BA with Concentration.
A minimum of 36 credits in concentration courses including a minimum of 24 senior (300 or 400)
level credits.
18 credits in the following designated Information Systems concentration core courses:
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business I (Windows) (3)
COMP 200 Introduction to Computing and Information Systems (3)
COMP 268 Introduction to Computer Programming (Java) (3)
COMP 314

Computer Organization

COMP 315 Advanced Operating Systems (3)
COMP 361 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
COMP 378 Introduction to Database Management (3)



A minimum of 18 credits in the following designated Information Systems concentration elective courses:

a. 3 senior (300 or 400) level COMP or CMIS courses
   (with a maximum of 6 credits in CMIS courses) (9)

b. 3 senior (400) level COMP courses (9)


A minimum of 54 credits in Arts (Humanities and Social Science). This requirement replaces the normal requirement of 66 credits in Arts courses included in the general regulations for the 3-year BA with concentration. This change is required to accommodate the large number of credits in Science-area courses required by this concentration. For this reason the stipulation of a maximum of 18 credits in the Science area of study is also waived.
  Specific Regulations
The aim of the Information Systems concentration is to produce Arts graduates with the processing, usage, and managing information skills required by business, education, and government. Students wishing to specialize exclusively in Information Systems should consider enrolling in the B.Sc. in Computing and Information Systems offered by the School of Computing Information Systems.
Courses in the Information Systems concentration comprise both computer science and business applications.
Information Systems is a rapidly changing field; consequently, it may not be possible to transfer credit for older courses and/or diplomas towards this degree. Athabasca University will not grant credit for computer science courses taken more than five years ago.
Holders of the B.Sc. in Computing and Information Systems from Athabasca University, or its equivalent from another university, may not enrol in the BA (Information Systems).

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