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Management Information Systems - BA

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Jon M. Hunstman School of Business

Department of Management Information Systems

University Studies Requirements for Major

Students must complete the General Education Requirements :

  •   will fulfill the Social Sciences requirement for students in the Huntsman School of Business
  •   will fulfill the American Institutions requirement
  • For Huntsman School of Business students, courses taken for their major will meet the Exploration requirement

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  • For Huntsman School of Business students,   will count as one of the Communication Intensive (CI) courses 
  • For Huntsman School of Business students, courses taken for their major will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)

Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement

Bachelor of Arts Degree

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:

  1. Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent).
  2. Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of COMD 4920  and COMD 4780 , and by passing an exit interview.
  3. Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent).
  4. Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.

For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:

  1. Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students.
  2. TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.

Requirements for Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems

To earn a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, a student must complete the USU requirements for a bachelor’s degree and the following categories of coursework in the Huntsman School of Business: Huntsman School of Business Acumen, MIS Department Core, and four MIS elective courses (12 credits).

Programming Requirement (3-4 credits)

Students must complete either MIS 3500  or both CS 1400  and CS 1405 .

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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