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Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems Begin a Career at the Intersection of Business and Technology

Online B.A. in Information Systems Overview

Businesses must align their technical capabilities and strategic advantages to serve customers in innovative ways. With Virginia Wesleyan University’s online information systems degree program, you can gain skills to play a central role in shaping enterprise technologies to help companies serve new markets.

Developed with support from employers, our online information systems degree program includes relevant courses that bring to life the connections between business strategies, operations, and computer information systems. As you study online, experienced faculty will share emerging programming techniques and database systems to help you take the lead on technology teams. Plus, you will develop a working knowledge of project management and technical processes as you acquire the skills necessary to help make companies more efficient and profitable.

Take part in immersive online coursework, along with a capstone project that provides hands-on experience in the design of information systems. Throughout the program, you’ll investigate examples of information systems in everyday life and business operations to identify innovative solutions. This blend of relevant curriculum and active learning prepares you for roles on teams that analyze data, maintain IT systems, develop apps, and drive business growth.

  • Next Start Date:October 25, 2021
  • Total Degree Credit Hours:128
  • Program Length:As few as 12 months
  • Cost Per Credit Hour:$399
  • Major Credit Hours:44


  • You excel at solving problems and thinking critically, two skills that will help you streamline technical processes and systems.
  • You want to begin a career that blends computer science and business concepts — without the need for programming abilities.
  • You’re seeking experience in technology and business to qualify for leading roles at top companies.


This program prepares you for roles at innovative companies. So, it makes sense that it follows an innovative approach. You can enroll in the complete Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems program now or start with a certificate to stack your way to a four-year degree.


Begin with the certificate to gain specializations in data and information systems.


Build on your certificate by completing the courses needed to earn a minor in information systems.

Bachelor’s Degree

Complete your degree online by meeting all the remaining major requirements, along with your general education courses.

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Career Outcomes VWU's online information systems degree program delivers the skills for a career at the intersection of business and technology.

  • Business Analyst

    Companies rely on business analysts to close gaps in enterprise operations. Develop the skills to achieve business goals by finding synergies between marketing, sales, and IT teams.

  • Computer Systems Analyst

    Businesses need skilled analysts who understand big-picture technology challenges and deliver solutions. This growing field has a median annual salary of nearly $89,000, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Data Analyst

    Leveraging big data is essential for leading companies. VWU helps you prepare to gather and analyze data to spot market opportunities and improve decision-making.

  • Process Analyst

    By becoming more efficient, companies can gain a competitive edge. Learn to improve processes and workflows to optimize how businesses operate.

  • Process Engineer

    Global companies and health care systems must navigate complex processes to run their operations smoothly. Gain skills that relate to designing, enhancing, and sustaining the systems that enable organizations to succeed.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the online information systems degree program at Virginia Wesleyan University, students must meet these guidelines:

  1. Complete our online application.
  2. Applicants who have not yet completed 12 semester hours of college work must submit an official high school transcript and SAT/ACT score, as well as an official college transcript from all colleges and universities previously attended. Applicants who have not taken an SAT or ACT may be admitted on the basis of an evaluation of high school coursework. Applicants who are not high school graduates may be admitted on the basis of GED test results.
  3. Applicants who have successfully completed 12 or more semester hours of college work must submit official college transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Generally, individuals transferring to Virginia Wesleyan must present a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Tuition Costs & Financing

Tuition is only $399 per credit hour, making this one of the most affordable online information systems degree programs in the region. Financial aid and financing options are available for those who qualify.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Course Information All courses are three credit hours except MATH 210 and EES 300, which are four.

  • Major Core Requirements:
  • ISP 101 - Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • ISP 105 - Spreadsheet Software (Excel)
  • CS 202 - Introduction to Object Oriented and Java Programming
    Prerequisite: Math placement H, A or B, or at least a B grade in Math 104
  • MBE 201 - Introductory Macroeconomics
  • MBE 203 - Accounting I
  • ISP 205 - Database Management Systems
  • Math 210 - Introductory Statistics
    Prerequisite: Sophomore status or higher; math placement level B, A or H, or Math 104 with at least a C- grade
  • MBE 301 - Principles of Management: A Project Approach
    Prerequisites: MBE 201 and 203
  • EES 300 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    Prerequisite: Math placement level H, A or B and junior/senior status, or MATH 104
  • MBE 335 - Accounting Information Systems
    Prerequisite: MBE 203
  • MBE 360 - Operations Management
    Prerequisites: Math 210 and MBE 301
  • ISP 400 - Project Management for IS
    Prerequisites: ISP 101, ISP 105, and ISP 205
  • ISP 405 - Management Information Systems
    Prerequisite: ISP 400
  • ISP 406 - Information Systems Development and Design
    Prerequisites: Senior status, ISP 400 and ISP 405
  • Certificate/Minor Requirements:
  • ISP 101 - Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • ISP 105 - Spreadsheet Applications
  • MBE 203 - Accounting I
  • ISP 205 - Database Applications
  • EES 300 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    Prerequisite: Math placement level H, A or B and junior/senior status, or MATH 104
  • MBE 335 - Accounting Information Systems
    Prerequisite: MBE 203
  • ISP 400 - Project Management for IS
    Prerequisites: ISP 101, ISP 105, and ISP 205
  • Explore general education requirements

Why Virginia Wesleyan Online?

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    Successful Alumni

    More than 90 percent of our alumni are working or in graduate school within 1 year of graduation.

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    Highly Qualified Faculty

    90 percent of our professors have attained the highest degree in their fields.

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    Military Friendly

    Virginia Wesleyan University is a Yellow Ribbon school, and we have a dedicated Veterans Service Team.

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    Streamlined Admission

    Admission decisions are made on the basis of a review of the applicant's undergraduate transcript. No SAT, ACT, or GMAT required!

Why Study Online? Pursuing an online information systems degree is fulfilling in different ways than classroom learning. Here’s what you can expect.

  • Structure Your Week

    You have control over how you work toward your online information systems degree. You'll probably spend between 18 and 24 hours per week on coursework to complete your degree in as little as 12 months.

  • Talk to Your Instructor

    You have access to your instructor when you need help, via Blackboard. Your online instructors will let you know when they’re available to answer your questions, help you through difficult tasks and point you in the right direction.

  • Work With Classmates

    Just because you’re pursuing an online information systems degree from home doesn’t mean you’re on your own. Other students will be participating in your class discussions, and you can connect with them on Blackboard when you need to. Your fellow classmates can be a great source of ideas and understanding.

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Yellow Ribbon

Virginia Wesleyan University is a military friendly school. In addition to providing veteran support services to our students, we participate in the Yellow Ribbon program. With this program, you can use your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to pay for all VWU tuition and fees.

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Virginia Wesleyan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University. Other inquiries about Virginia Wesleyan University (such as admission requirements, financial aid, education programs, and student life) should be made directly to the University.