BAIS PEOs and Student Outcomes

Program Education Objectives (PEOs)

The objectives of the Bachelor of Art in Information Systems program are to prepare the student so that three to five years after completing the program, the graduate will:

  1. Be working as a computing professional, utilizing the knowledge acquired in the BA in Information Systems program.
  2. Be engaged in the computing profession and be utilizing professional skills to make a positive impact on society
  3. Have participated in further professional development, employing the learning skills taught in the BA in Information Systems program. 


Student Outcomes

I. Specify and Utilize Tools/Methodologies Apropos to the SDLC


  • An ability to apply knowledge from computing, mathematics, statistics, and management to effective Information Systems practice.
  • Have demonstrated the capability to analyze problems and systems, and identify/define/design apropos computing/IS/IT solutions, tools and methodologies.
  • Have achieved and demonstrated a working knowledge of the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) which includes requirements analysis, systems design, implementation, testing, deployment, maintenance, and evaluation, and applied it to Information Systems projects that solve problems where computing solutions are appropriate.


II. The Broader Social Context of Computing and the IS Professional


  • An ability to function effectively on teams in order to accomplish a desired goal.
  • An understanding of the ethical, societal and professional responsibilities of the Information Systems professional.
  • An ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written modes.
  • An ability to identify and analyze the bi-directional impact of socio-technical problems and computing on individuals,  organizations and society, including ethical, legal, security and policy issues.


III. Current Technology, The Role of Research and the Need For Lifelong Learning


  • An ability to invoke current techniques, skills, tools and methodologies necessary to becoming an effective Information Systems professional.
  • An understanding of the need to engage in continuing professional development, and to understand the purpose of research in the Information Systems and Computing fields, and how this benefits current practice.
  • An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems to either a business/managerial/organization environment, or a publishing/media/communications environment.