Online Certificate in Information Systems

Prepare for a career in the evolving IT sector.

Ongoing evolution of information technologies has created an expanded need for newly trained IT professionals and leaders. Enhance your skills in programming, database technology and administration, web development and networking. Develop the skills and competencies to impact business, organizational and technical processes and systems to better serve internal constituencies and customers.

Earn a certificate in Information Systems in about a year.

The post-bachelor’s certificate can prepare recent college graduates to expand their skills to better prepare for entry-level information systems jobs. The certificate can also help seasoned professionals prepare for a career change, and mid-career professionals to expand their skillsets and assume new cybersecurity roles and responsibilities.

The online certificate requires only seven classes. The program is completely customizable, and you’ll build your entire program of study from IT elective courses to fill in your skills gaps, align with your professional education needs and support your career growth.

Become your organization’s go-to information systems specialist.

Our online Information Systems certificate prepares students to be information systems specialists across multiple sectors. The certificate is an ideal add-on credential for current IT professionals to increase their programming and management experience and skills. Key competencies for a variety of CompTIA certifications are integrated into and taught across the curriculum.

  • Requirements

    Certificate in Information Systems

    An earned bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in this certificate program.This certificate is offered online with options to complete select courses on campus.

    21 semester hours. Numbers after course titles represent semester hours earned.


    21 semester hours from the courses listed. Students considering future graduate study should check entrance requirements for several programs before making selections. Graduate programs generally require ISYS 302U, ISYS 306U, ISYS 311U, and/or ISYS 355U as undergraduate prerequisites.

    • ISYS 302U Local Area Networks, 4
    • ISYS 303U IT Security, 3
    • ISYS 306U Systems Analysis and Design, 3
    • ISYS 308U Digital Forensics, 3
    • ISYS 311U Database Design/Business Intelligence, 4
    • ISYS 312U Predictive Analytics, 3
    • ISYS 315U Big Data Analytics, 3
    • ISYS 316U Introduction to Business Analytics, 3
    • ISYS 317U Social Engineering, 3
    • ISYS 355U Computer Programming in Java, 4
    • ISYS 360U Electronic Commerce, 3
    • ISYS 365U Cloud Computing: Infrastructure & Services, 3
    • ISYS 370U Introduction to Ethical Hacking & Pen Testing, 3
    • ISYS 375U IT Control & Audit, 3
    • ISYS 398U Selected Topics, 1-6
    • ISYS 399U Independent Study, 1-6
    • ISYS 450U Project Management, 3
    • ISYS 490U Managing IT, 3
    • ISYS 491U IT Security Planning/Risk Management, 3
    • ISYS 492U Consulting and Design of Online Systems, 3
    • LAW 325U CyberLaw, 3
    • MGMT 342U Managing Business Processes, 3
  • Admissions

    Admission to Undergraduate Certificate Programs

    Students seeking admission to the Certificate of Applied Studies (CAS) must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. The CAS is available in the following areas:

    • Data Analytics
    • Information Security
    • Information Systems
    • Paralegal Studies

    Admission requirements:

    • Completed undergraduate certificate application including the $35 application fee
    • Official transcripts from each university and college attended
    • TOEFL scores if the applicant’s native language is not English