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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Systems Analysis

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Systems Analysis is available to students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree. The certificate program offers knowledge and skills needed move into a career in technology through a challenging academic program of study in Information Systems and Information Technology. The program emphasizes the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective Systems Analyst.

Note: SoPA also offers Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Cybersecurity, Integrated Application Development and Information Technology. Each requires the 6 core courses from the Applied Computing undergraduate program plus six additional concentration courses. Students seeking to earn multiple certificates (or who have earned a B.S. in Applied Computing and seek to earn a certificate in another concentration area) may not use a single course to satisfy the requirements of more than one degree or concentration.

Core Requirements

CPST 1200 Fundamentals of Information Systems and Information Technology 3
CPST 2200 Problem Analysis and Programming Principles I 3
CPST 2300 Database Fundamentals 3
CPST 3600 IT Hardware and Software Fundamentals 3
CPST 3700 Networking Fundamentals 3
CPST 3900 Fundamentals of Information Security and Assurance 3

Concentration Requirements

CPST 3500 Information System's Project Management 3
CPST 3550 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CPST 4500 System Requirements Development and Testing 3
CPST 4550 Applied Systems Analysis 3
  Select one course: 3
CPST 3250 Human-Computer Interaction  
CPST 4320 Business Intelligence  
  One CPST Elective (2000 level or above) 3
  Total 36