How do I apply for the BS Information Systems program?
What GPA do I need to apply?
A minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 prerequisite GPA are required to apply.
Other than grades, what other criteria goes into the application?
In addition to grades the application requires a current résumé as well as a 500-word essay.
May I apply concurrently to the information systems program or accounting program and the management program?
Yes, you may apply concurrently to a maximum of three undergraduate programs at the BYU Marriott School. However, you may only enter one of these programs.
What are the prerequisites for the information systems junior core?
The prerequisite classes for the information systems junior core are as follows:
- IS 201 (IS 110 must be taken before or concurrently with IS 201)
- ACC 200
- FIN 201
- BUS M 241
- IS 303 (or CS 142)
Note that IS 201 and IS 303/CS 142 require a grade of B or better.
What generals will be covered with prerequisite classes?
Although only ACC 200 is a prerequisite for the information systems program, the following pre-management courses count toward general education credit:
- ACC 200 – Quantitative Reasoning
- STAT 121 – Languages of Learning/Quantitative Reasoning
- MCOM 320 – Advanced Writing
- ECON 110 – Social Science/Partial AHTG
You will be required to take ECON 110, MCOM 320, and STAT 121 once admitted to the program. Completion of these courses before beginning the junior core is highly recommended.
Can I take all of the prerequisite classes in the same semester?
It is possible to take all of the prerequisite classes in one semester, though it is strongly discouraged due to the extensive time and effort required for each course.
What factors should I consider in deciding to retake a prerequisite class?
- Any repeated prerequisite courses will be discounted by 0.3 (e.g. A to A-) in the application process.
- The most recent grade is the one considered during the application process.
- Courses may only be repeated once.
What should I do if I cannot get into a class that I need?
Classes may appear full online before the first day of the semester. As the semester begins, students drop classes, and seats become available. Be diligent in checking online for seats to become available.
What should I do if I want to do an internship during a fall/winter semester? Is there a way to defer?
Yes, to defer for an internship, mission, or other reason, you must apply for a deferment. Deferment forms are available online. Aside from a deferment, once accepted into the BYU Marriott School you must be enrolled in a three-credit-hour class for every semester that you are in the program (excluding spring/summer terms).
How can I receive academic credit for completing an internship?
If you have not yet been admitted to the program, you may sign up for BUS M 199R. In this class, pre-management students may earn credit for doing an internship. Students who are already in the program should take BUS M 496R for internship credit. Internships must be approved for credit by the BYU Marriott School Internship Office in 460 TNRB.
What transfer classes count?
For information on transfers, click here. This site will help you navigate the process of inquiring about transfer classes. It includes a link to a list of previously evaluated transfer classes from various colleges. For classes that have not yet been evaluated by the BYU Marriott School, please email a course syllabus, your name, and your BYU ID number to email@example.com.
What do I need to do if I want to declare a minor either in business or another subject?
To add a minor, please obtain a minor clearance form from the college advisement center that offers the minor program. Once the form is filled out and signed, take the form to BYU Marriott School Advisement in 460 TNRB.
Can I double major?
A double major must be approved by the director of the BYU Marriott School Advisement, the dean of the BYU Marriott School, and your secondary major’s college. Visit BYU Marriott School Advisement in 460 TNRB to complete a double major form.