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Athabasca University

Bachelor of Science
Information Systems Minor

New Minor, effective September 1, 2017.

The minor in Information Systems is concerned with the use of computers to support the management of data and information in human systems. It offers an introduction to the main areas of information systems such as database design, systems analysis, and programming, with options to chose from across the spectrum of computing and information systems courses, depending on personal needs and interests. The minor is mainly concerned with applying computer skills within a business context. It will be of particular value to those that need to work with programmers and other computing professionals to build robust, relevant and effective information systems that meet human and business needs, as well as those wishing to apply knowledge of computer systems in other fields of interest.

Information Systems Minor – Specific Requirements

In addition to the BSc program general requirements and the specific requirements of the major, a minor in Information Systems involves the completion of 24 credits of core and elective courses.

Core Courses

12 credits
COMP 266 Introduction to Web Programming (3)
COMP 214 Interactive Technologies (3)
COMP 361 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
COMP 378 Introduction to Database Management (3)

Elective Courses

12 credits
Student complete a minimum of 12 credits selected from the Computer Science (COMP) discipline at a junior or senior level.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated August 17 2017 by laurab

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