Strayer University

AA in Information Systems

Strayer University's Associate in Arts in Information Systems program is designed to introduce students to information concepts and help prepare them for careers in the information technology field. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate in Arts in Information Systems

School Offering Program:

Strayer University

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who are considering Strayer University's Associate in Arts in Information Systems program should have some computer knowledge as well as an interest in working in the information technology field. Applicants to Strayer University should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; however, graduate or specialized programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Strayer University's Associate in Arts in Information Systems program combines general studies courses with instruction in information systems. General studies courses cover research and writing, accounting, business, mathematics, English, sociology, Western culture, psychology, and science. Major courses explore information systems, computer programming, database management, Web development, and related topics. Students also have the opportunity to choose electives in consultation with the Academic Advisor.

Learning Format:

Online

Total Credits Required:

90 credits

Financial Aid:

Students enrolled in Strayer University may be eligible for federal grants and loans, employer tuition assistance, military benefits, state grants, institutional scholarships, and private loans.

Required Courses for an Associate in Arts in Information Systems:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Strayer University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Area I-Core Component (22.5 credits)

  • ACC 100: Accounting I
  • BUS 100: Introduction to Business
  • CIS 105: Introduction to Information Systems
  • ENG 115: English Composition
  • MAT 105: Introduction to College Mathematics

Area II-Major Component (36 credits)

  • CIS 110: Computer Programming Design
  • CIS 111: Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems
  • CIS 155: Operating System
  • CIS 175: Introduction to Networking
  • CIS 210: Systems Analysis and Development
  • CIS 242: C++ Programming OR
  • CIS 276: SQL Programming OR
  • CIS 307: Web Page Development I
  • CIS 324: Computer Ethics
  • CIS 331: System Modeling Theory

Area III-General Studies Component (22.5 credits)

  • ENG 215: Research and Writing
  • HUM 101: The Origins of Western Culture
  • PSY 100: The Individual and Society OR
  • PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology
  • SCI 110: Introduction to Physical Science OR
  • SCI 115: Introduction to Biology
  • SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology

Area IV-Elective Component (9 credits)

These courses are selected in consultation with the Academic Advisor.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

After completing Strayer University's Associate in Arts in Information Systems program, students could go on to earn a bachelor's degree in information systems or a related field. Earning a bachelor's degree could allow students to increase their knowledge of information technology or specialize in a specific area, such as information security.

Bachelor's degree options for program graduates include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Information Security

Career Paths:

Strayer University's Associate in Arts in Information Systems program helps prepare students for a wide range of positions in the information technology field. Students could work with information systems, computer programs, databases, or computer networks.

Positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Information systems analyst
  • Information security specialist
  • Network administrator
  • Web developer
  • Junior programmer

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's situation. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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