If you have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA)-recognized organization, you can major in applied arts and sciences at ENMU. An applied arts and sciences major's time frame for degree completion varies with the individual student, but in general, the BAAS degree can be attained in two years.

The effective and efficient use of information systems is a crucial element in your maintaining or achieving competitive advantage for organizations. If you complete the information systems emphasis, you gain the skills and knowledge you need for a career in this growing field. You will be exposed to key concepts of information systems, such as Web development, data processing, management information systems, information systems security and project management.

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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans, and scholarships offered University-wide through the Office of Financial Aid, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers 29 scholarships for which you can apply when you are an ENMU student. Additionally, many ENMU students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

Faculty and Advising

The applied arts and sciences faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. This means we help you schedule the right courses at the right time to help you take this next step in your professional career. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise so you get the academic advice you need, when you need it.

Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

ENMU provides students the opportunity to use the skills you'll gain while working on your degree to hold leadership positions in ENMU organizations if you want to get more involved. At ENMU, you will be able to explore more than 50 student organizations that range from academic, cultural, multicultural, service, special interest and fraternities/sororities. If you see a need for an organization we don't have, you can even start your own.

Career Opportunities

When you receive a BAAS degree with a information systems concentration, you may pursue careers such as:

  • Computer specialist
  • Computer systems administrator
  • Website designer
  • IT project manager
  • Network security analyst

You can also look forward to an enhanced career in your field. This might include new opportunities in management, or even a new career in a related field. In addition to advisors and departments, Counseling and Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all students, so if you are looking for another position, we can help you find it.

Information Systems Courses

Each BAAS degree requires a student to have a primary concentration and a secondary concentration. As a secondary concentration, Information Systems requires 25 hours of coursework.

BAAS Concentration: Information Systems (25 hours)

Required Core Courses (22 hours)

Course Credits
Information Systems 241 Introduction to Web Development 3
Information Systems 281 Spreadsheets and Data Analysis 3
Information Systems 301 Information Systems for Managers 3
Information Systems 315 Electronic Business Strategy, Architecture and Design 3
Information Systems 316 Information Systems Security 3
Information Systems 460 Project Management 3
Statistics 213 Statistical Methods I (prerequisite for Information Systems 281, may also be used to satisfy General Education Requirements.) 4

Elective Course (3 hours)
Students must also complete any one upper-division (300-/400-level) College of Business elective course.

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