This program is closed to new admissions, effective April 24, 2018.
Students of the BA major in Information Systems will gain a critical understanding of the social, cultural, political and economic implications of the use of information systems. In addition to gaining the skills of processing, using, and managing information, students will gain an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of Information Systems. Students wishing to specialize exclusively in Information Systems should consider enrolling in the BSc in Computing and Information Systems offered by the School of Computing and Information Systems. Courses in the BA 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 BSc in Computing and Information Systems from Athabasca University, or its equivalent from another university, may not enrol in the BA (Information Systems).
Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.
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Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
Requirements in addition to the general program requirements for the 4-year BA with Major:
|CMIS 245||Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)||(3)|
|COMP 200||Introduction to Computing and Information Systems||(3)|
|COMP 268||Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)||(3)|
|COMP 314||Operating Systems
|COMP 325||Unix Operating System – Principles and Administration|
|COMP 361||Systems Analysis and Design||(3)|
|COMP 378||Introduction to Database Management||(3)|
|INFS 200|| Information Seeking and Society in the Information Age
|SOCI 460||The Sociology of Information Technology||(3)|
|At the senior (300 or 400) level in COMP or CMIS courses (with a maximum of 6 credits in CMIS courses)||12 credits|
|At the 400 level in COMP||9 credits|
Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.
Updated May 28 2018 by laurab