The effective and efficient use of information systems is a crucial element in maintaining or achieving competitive advantage for organizations. If you complete the information systems emphasis with a concentration in programming design, you gain the skills and knowledge you need for a career in this growing field. You will gain advanced knowledge in computer programming and the application of information systems for business.

If you are interested in working in computer programming and have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA)-recognized organization and want to complete a bachelor’s degree, our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program will help your prior academic experience work for you. The average time frame for completing a BAAS degree is two years.

Learning Format For Programming Design

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration in information systems with an emphasis in programming design is designed to be completed 100% online. You will complete readings and tests throughout the semester. Recorded lectures via Mediasite will connect you with professors and other students. Student participation, using Mediasite and Blackboard, related to recorded lectures is done on your own schedule, rather than during a specific time.

Advising for Programming Design

As a BAAS programming design student, we are committed to helping you complete your degree as efficiently as possible. Throughout the program, we offer advising via phone or email and are always excited when you reach out to us.

Programming Design Resources

At ENMU we want to make sure you get the help you need. We offer several tutoring services, including the Online Writing Center (OWL), which is only for distance education students. The OWL is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate for written, school related projects and assignments. We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance education librarian on staff, you’ll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

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Affordable Bachelor’s in Programming Design

Eastern New Mexico University has the second lowest bachelor's and master's-level tuition in the state of New Mexico, and has one of the most affordable tuition rates in the United States. Once you are an enrolled programming design student you are eligible to apply for scholarships through the ENMU Foundation.

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Career Opportunities in Programming Design

When you receive a BAAS degree with an 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 and Programming Design (25-32 hours)

Each BAAS degree requires a student to have a primary concentration and a secondary concentration. As a secondary concentration, information systems and programming design requires 25-32 hours of coursework.

Required Core Courses (19 hours)

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
Computer Science 220 Discrete Mathematics for CS 3
Computer Science 234 Intermediate Programming 4
Computer Science 357 Data Structures 3

Select two courses from the following (6 hours)

Computer Science 451 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 3
Information Systems 343 Database Management Systems 3
Information Systems 420 Systems Analysis and Design 3
Information Systems 430 Advanced Web Development 3
Information Systems 435 Network Infrastructure Design 3
Information Systems 440 Server Operating Systems 3
Information Systems 460 Project Management 3

Additional Required Courses (7 hours)
If these courses have already been completed as part of your associate degree (your primary concentration area), this requirement is met for this concentration.

Computer Science 123 Computer Science I 3
Mathematics 119 College Algebra
(may also be used to satisfy a general education requirement)

BAAS Coordinator

Cindy Miller

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Office Location: Agriculture (AG), Room 112A

Phone: 575.562.4124