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Bachelor of Arts in Information Management and Systems

Information professionals provide leadership for an information-driven world.

The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Arts in Information Management and system is issued by USC Upstate, one of USC’s senior campuses.


Palmetto College's Bachelor of Arts in Information Management and Systems program prepares students to be analysts, problem solvers, managers and user advocates in the information technology field.

Informatics is the study of information; what information is, where it comes from, how to obtain it, store it, process it, manage it, analyze it, and transform it to a higher-value form to improve data-driven decision-making in a range of industries and settings.

Our Information Management and Systems bachelor's degree program integrates an understanding of computer technology, information management, information processing technology, communications, and information resources administration.

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Why should I complete a bachelor's degree in information management and systems?

South Carolina needs 10 times the number of qualified multidisciplinary information technology professionals than are being produced today. Employment in this field is expected to grow 10% through 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Today, every department in a company or organization is dependent on information technology and information management.

Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of roles ranging from business analysis, project management, information resources management, information technology support, customer-facing roles such as sales/marketing, and content development for the internet-based resources. 


Prerequisites and Requirements

To apply for this online degree program, students must have:

  • Preferred 2.0 cumulative GPA in all previous college-level coursework
  • Students transferring credit into the program are encouraged to have completed the following courses:
    • Two courses in composition
    • College algebra (or calculus) and statistics
    • Public speaking
    • Two natural sciences, one with a lab
    • Information technology
    • Fine arts/humanities
    • Behavioral science
    • One course in world language, or placement above the introductory level
    • Two general education electives


Program Length

Completion time will vary, based on accepted general education credits, prior courses related to the major and required courses needed. The total degree requires 121-122 credit hours. It is up to the student and advisor to decide the appropriate number of hours to take each semester. Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.


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New terms begin six times per year.

Call, chat, or email us today! Our trained representatives can create a plan that takes into account your earned credits and your unique circumstances. If you are unsure whether you meet the prerequisites and would like to request a pre-evaluation of your previous college work, please talk with a Palmetto College representative before applying.

If you've already talked to a Palmetto College representative, just follow the application instructions for this degree.

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