What will I learn?

This associate degree is recommended for students with an interest in information systems security. This is an SUU 2-year Associate of Applied Science Degree.

The mission of the CSIS Department is to provide a learning-centered environment that enables students, faculty, and staff to achieve their goals and to empower our students to compete on a global level for careers in government, industry, secondary education, and acceptance to graduate school.

The Department provides programs in computer science and information systems. The curricula are rich with opportunities for students to develop a sound understanding of fundamentals as well as specialized theories, practices, and ethics that enhance their learning.

The CSIS faculty are committed to providing high-quality education, individual guidance and assistance to students, helping them to develop the attributes of critical thinking, effective communication, lifelong learning, and individual integrity while pursuing their academic goals as well as engaging in scholarly activities to enhance our classes, involve students and, to assist in the economic development of the region through partnerships with industry, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

CSIS Vision Statement

The Southern Utah University (SUU), Computer Science and Information Systems Department (CSIS) will be globally renowned for its excellence in education and scholarship within all of its comprehensive programs, ultimately becoming a role model for other institutions.

The Goals of the CSIS Department that Support the Mission

Provide excellent programs in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Cyber Security.
Prepare graduates for careers enabling them to compete on a global level in government, industry, secondary education, and graduate school acceptance.
Provide excellent General Education and service to the degree programs of other Departments and the University community.
Engage in research and other scholarly activities that enhance, promote, and support degree programs, instructional activities, and intellectual and professional growth of students and faculty. Contribute to the body of knowledge in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Cyber Security.
Provide an environment that promotes collegiality, collaboration, and the joy of learning.
Recruit and retain highly qualified students to the Computer Science and Information Systems programs.

Educational Objectives for the CSIS Programs
Computer Science/Information Systems Educational Objectives

Increased software development and project management skills to solve large-scale, complex problems
Grow professionally through continuing education, research and development, and involvement in professional activities.
Contribute to society by modeling ethical and responsible behavior.
Refined effective oral and written communication through new and developing modes of media.
Assume a variety of leadership roles in teams of diverse membership.

Program Outcomes provide students with the necessary skills to obtain the Education Objectives after graduation. Program Outcomes are divided into General criteria and Program criteria. The following are the Program Outcomes for the Computer Science and Information Systems degrees. The General criteria is followed by the program-specific criteria for each of the degrees.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have the ability to:

Common Program Outcomes for Computer Science and Information Systems

Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and
other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set
of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.

Which department am I in?

Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
$20,822.00 (15,48,515) per year
Start date

Expected August 2021

Venue

Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering

351 W. University Blvd.,

CEDAR CITY,

Utah,

84720, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Foreign transcripts will be converted to a U.S. 4.0 grade point average (GPA) scale and must meet a 2.0 minimum GPA requirement. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) IBT minimum score 71; TOEFL paper based minimum score 525; IELTS 6.0.

For international students

Record of courses taken and grades received from each high school, Foreign transcripts will be converted to a U.S. 4.0 grade point average (GPA) scale and must meet a 2.0 minimum GPA requirement.

TOEFL IBT 71

IELTS 6.0

iTEP Academic 4.2

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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