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Bachelor of Arts in Information Management and Systems

Informatics is the study of how information is generated, acquired, stored, retrieved, organized, managed, processed, used and exploited for the benefit of companies and organizations. The explosion of information management needs has created huge demand for trained individuals in this field. 

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


Managing information for industries  is a lot more than data input, storage and retrieval. Understanding how to use this data, and providing the data as information to professionals is a vital and growing part of the industry. Employment in this field is expected to grow 15% through 2024*.


Purpose Statement

Information Management and Systems integrates an understanding of computer technology, information management, information processing technology, communications, information resources administration, and the management of information systems. Our program delivers the required knowledge and skills for you to be a successful member of the professional team servicing healthcare patient and provider needs.


Information Managment & Systems Career Opportunities

South Carolina needs 10 times the number of qualified multidisciplinary information technology professionals than are being produced today. 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 Internet-based resources.


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. 

*US Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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Note: Residents of California are not authorized to enroll in this program. 

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