2016-2017 Catalog

Associate in Arts in Information Systems

The Associate in Arts in Information Systems program is designed to prepare students for supporting organizational technology processes. This program allows the student to explore current information systems concepts to gain a technical awareness of their organizational significance.

Graduates of this program may apply all the credits earned toward a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems.

Also available: Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, and a Master of Science in Information Systems.

Credits earned from Strayer University do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional licensing examinations to practice certain information systems professions. General information about information systems licensure options is available from vendor-specific web sites such as Microsoft, Cisco, Project Management Institute, CompTia or EC-Council.


Area I-Core Component

ACC 100Accounting I

BUS 100Introduction to Business

Total Credit Hours:9.0

Area II-Major Component

CIS 109+Introduction to Management Information Systems

CIS 111Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

CIS 175+Introduction to Networking

CIS 210Systems Analysis and Development

Total Credit Hours:18.0

Area III-General Education Component

CIS 106+Introduction to Information Technology

COM 101Effective Communication Skills

ENG 115English Composition

ENG 215Research and Writing

ENG 316Technical Writing (Required for IT or IS)

HIS 104American History to 1865


HIS 105American History after 1865


POL 110U.S. Government

HUM 111World Cultures I


HUM 112World Cultures II

MAT 104Algebra with Applications

PHI 210Critical Thinking

PSY 100Psychology of Adjustment


PSY 105Introduction to Psychology


PSY 115Psychology of Success

SCI 110Introduction to Physical Science


SCI 115Introduction to Biology


SCI 200Environmental Science

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

Total Credit Hours:54.0

Area IV-Elective Component

These courses are selected in consultation with the Academic Advisor.

Total Credit Hours:9.0

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 90.0

+Course and certification availability subject to change. Some courses may require pre-requisites first be satisfied through completion of the course at Strayer University, transfer credit or review of previous certifications earned. Contact your advisor for additional information.