Business Informatics BA/BS

This major provides students with both Business and Computer Science knowledge and skills. It will prepare graduates for careers that require skills with both business acumen and computer and technology expertise. Courses in this major will include systems analysis, application software development, web development, and database design. Graduates will also become familiar with all areas of business in order to better accommodate business operations in the areas of software and hardware systems. The intended learning outcomes of this program include understanding the concepts, theories, and practices in the functional areas of business, preparing professional oral and written forms of communication, evaluating and applying information technology in support of management decision making, and working effectively and professionally with diverse colleagues in team situations. Additionally, graduates will evaluate existing information systems, databases, and user interfaces and propose improvements.

General Education 

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH IN MODERN SOCIETY
FINITE MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II
FINITE MATHEMATICS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC STYLES
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
CS-108INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE4.00
Select one course from the following3.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
BIOLOGY IN FILM
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED SCIENCE II
INTEGRATED SCIENCE I
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ETHICS AND IDENTITY
SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300Z (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-42.00

Program Requirements

Take all of the following:
AC-231PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3.00
AC-232PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3.00
BUS-220BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3.00
BUS-221INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS/INFO SYSTEMS3.00
ECON-201PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (Take both course, one as core)3.00
or ECON-202 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
Select one of the following:
ECON/PSYC/SS-300STATISTICAL METHODS3.00
Take all of the following:
CITPT-111WEB DEVELOPMENT BASICS3.00
CS-111FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING4.00
CS-211COMPUTER SCIENCE II4.00
CS-226SQL: STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE3.00
CS-253INTRO TO SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING4.00
Upper Division Courses
BUS-101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS3.00
BUS-311FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT THEORY3.00
BUS-321PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3.00
BUS-355INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGERS3.00
BUS-365BUSINESS LAW I3.00
BUS-370PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3.00
CS-311ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES4.00
CS-445DATABASES AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT3.00
CS-480CAPSTONE DESIGN PROJECT4.00
Upper Division Computer Science Electives
Elective Credits13.00
CS-300/4006.00
Total Credits84.00

Students must earn at least a "C-" in MATH, ECON, and PSYC-101.

Students must earn at least a "C-" in all major courses. Students must also earn at least a 2.50 grade point average in all business courses combined, including Accounting and Economics. 

Sequential Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
CS-108 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE 4.00
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREMathematical Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREOral Communication 3.00
 Credits16.00
Spring
CITPT-111 WEB DEVELOPMENT BASICS 3.00
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREDiversity 3.00
 Credits12.00
Second Year
Fall
AC-231 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I 3.00
BUS-220 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
ECON-201 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
AC-232 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II 3.00
BUS-221 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS/INFO SYSTEMS 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
ECON-202 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Third Year
Fall
BUS-301 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3.00
BUS-311 FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT THEORY 3.00
BUS-321 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3.00
ECON-300 STATISTICAL METHODS 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
BUS-355 INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGERS 3.00
BUS-365 BUSINESS LAW I 3.00
BUS-370 PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 3.00
Program RequirementSelect CS course 300/400 Level 3.00
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
 Credits15.00
Fourth Year
Fall
CS-211 COMPUTER SCIENCE II 4.00
CS-226 SQL: STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE 3.00
CS-253 INTRO TO SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING 4.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 2.00
 Credits16.00
Spring
CS-311 ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES 4.00
CS-445 DATABASES AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 3.00
CS-480 CAPSTONE DESIGN PROJECT 4.00
Program RequirementSelect CS course 300/400 Level 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 2.00
 Credits16.00
 Total Credits120.00

Graduates with a BA/BS in Business Informatics go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Administration
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Planning
  • Global Industries
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing and Analytics
  • Sales
  • Statistics