Associate of Science in Business Information Systems

Degree Plan

(Extension Centers Only)

Core Curriculum** – 38-42 hours

Christian Literacy – 8-12 hours

  • BI 1211/1311 Life of Christ – 2-3 hours
  • BI 1214/1314 Book of Acts – 2-3 hours
  • BI 2202/2302 Pentateuch – 2-3 hours
  • Bible Elective – 2-3 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy – 6 hours

  • HU 1310 Western Cultural Heritage I – 3 hours
  • HY 2320 American Cultural Heritage – 3 hours

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy – 6 hours

  • MH 1338 Finite Mathematics (or higher) – 3 hours
  • Natural or Physical Science – 3 hours

Information and Communication Literacy – 12 hours

  • EH 1301 English Composition I – 3 hours
  • EH 1302 English Composition II – 3 hours
  • EH 1303 Speech Communication – 3 hours
  • CA 1302 Computer Applications – 3 hours

Personal and Social Literacy – 6 hours

  • PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness – 3 hours
  • BA 2303 Macroeconomics – 3 hours

Professional & Major Field Required Business Courses – 27 hours

  • BA 2301 Principles of Accounting I – 3 hours
  • BA 2302 Principles of Accounting II – 3 hours
  • BA 2305 Business Mathematics – 3 hours
  • BA 2310 Introduction to Finance – 3 hours
  • BIS 2300 Keyboarding and Word Processing – 3 hours
  • BIS 2378 Survey of Programming – 3 hours
  • BIS 2390 Introduction to Microcomputer Accounting – 3 hours
  • BIS 2395 Introduction to Database Management – 3 hours
  • MH 2340 Statistics – 3 hours

Total Hours for Graduation – 65-69 hours

*Note: For this specialized AS degree only the following AS core requirements are waived to provide specialized training in BIS:

Associate of Science Core Requirement Credit Hours

• Western Cultural Heritage II, III (HU 1320 and 2310): 6 hours

• Physical or Natural Science: 3 hours

• Physical or Natural Science Lab (one science lab required): 1 hour

• English/American Literature (EH 2301, 2303, or 2304): 3 hours

• Freshman or Transfer Experience (FAFE 1111 or FATE 2111): 1 hour

The fourteen credit hours for these courses were merged into the 27 hours of Professional and Major Field requirements for this degree. The result was a net increase of four to eight total degree hours from the regular Associate of Science degree.

**Additional core classes are required to satisfy admissions requirements for baccalaureate degree programs, including Executive BBA, Executive BSB and HRM. Please refer to the appropriate degree information for specific degree program requirements.