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

This program is not available in Arkansas. This program is not available at the New Jersey campuses and is available in an online-only format to New Jersey students. Students enrolled in this program in Florida and North Carolina must follow the requirements in the catalog section applicable to their state. This program is called the "Associate of Applied Business in Information Systems" in Ohio.

The University recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support, and more.  Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare student for getting certified.  Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge. 

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) has certified that Strayer University’s security curriculum has been reviewed by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Review Committee (IACE) and determined that it meets national training standards for information systems security professionals and system administrators, NSTISSI No. 4011 and 4013.


Area I-Core Component

ACC 100Accounting I

BUS 100Introduction to Business

CIS 106+Introduction to Information Technology

COM 101Effective Communication Skills

ENG 115English Composition

MAT 104Algebra with Applications

Total Credit Hours:27.0

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

CIS 333+Networking Security Fundamentals

CIS 336Enterprise Architecture

CIS 348+Information Technology Project Management

CIS 349+Information Technology Audit and Control

Total Credit Hours:36.0

Area III-General Education Component

ENG 215Research and Writing

HUM 111World Cultures I


HUM 112World Cultures II

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:22.5

Area IV-Elective Component

These courses are selected in consultation with the Academic Advisor.

Total Credit Hours:4.5

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.