Available On Campus.
(Does not require an undergraduate degree.)

Villanova’s College of Professional Studies offers a certificate in Information Systems and Technology designed to help you acquire information technology and technology management skills through a broad selection of coursework in one of two tracks. A certificate in Information Systems will provide you with the background you need to excel in today's information age and global economy.

Since this certificate does not require a bachelor's degree, many students who aren't sure if they want to commit to a full degree program opt to work toward a certificate first to build their expertise and earn the certificate credential. They can then decide to continue on to an associate's or bachelor's degree and apply the credits they have already earned through the certificate.

To earn a Certificate in Information Systems and Technology from Villanova University, students will choose one of two tracks. Track A is 20 credits and aligns with prerequisites for Software Engineering graduate programs (Please note: Admission to the Software Engineering graduate program requires a bachelor’s degree). Track B is 18 credits and is more generally focused, for students interested in options related to leadership and management in business. Each track consists of six courses; four of the courses are required and two are approved electives.


Note: You are required to have completed the prerequisites for any course for which you register, as indicated in Villanova's Undergraduate Catalog.


Visit the Admissions webpage to view all admissions requirements. Once you have reviewed the process and requirements, you may apply to your program of interest.

All students, faculty and staff who will be on campus are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information, visit the University's Vaccine Info webpage.


FastForward 2 Deadline - October 12
Spring Deadline - January 10

College of Professional Studies

800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 103
Villanova, PA 19085

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Important Notices for Distance Education Students

The following includes important information for students participating in online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums while physically located outside of Pennsylvania.

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BIS vs. BA

The primary difference between a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is the core curriculum that must be completed for each.

Students completing the BIS degree follow a 45-credit core curriculum. This provides more flexibility and choices in selecting classes.

Students completing the BA degree follow the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 50-credit core curriculum, which includes foreign language courses and science courses with a lab.