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Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, attending classes in-person or online, here you’ll find resources to support you every step of the way through your education at IST, from course selection and student engagement opportunities, to help in securing internships and jobs after you graduate – IST has you covered.


UndergraduateStudents are encouraged to use the resources within the Undergraduate Students site to help them make the most of their Penn State experience. This includes reviewing recommended academic plans, Entrance to Major (ETM) information, and staying informed of any curricular changes.


Graduate ResearchThe College of IST’s faculty and graduate students engage in cutting-edge research in areas such as human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence and cognition, health- and bio-informatics, and psychology of terrorism, to name just a few. We excel in security informatics (or cybersecurity) research, exploring how we can better protect companies from cyber-attacks and nations from cyber war.


The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) partners with the Schreyer Honors College to offer honors courses (including research project courses and independent studies), a thesis experience, research opportunities, internships, study abroad experiences, graduate opportunities, and advising to students who seek an honors education.

Online Programs

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) recognizes that many adult learners are returning to the classroom to complete their first bachelor’s degree or to earn an advanced degree to meet the demands of an every-changing workforce.

Career Solutions

IST Career Solutions and Corporate Engagement is here to help you prepare for, and maximize, your internship and job opportunities and any other post-graduate plans you may have coming your way.

Student Engagement

IST DiplomatsEngaged scholarship is a growing initiative at IST. In the broadest sense, you can define it as out-of-the-classroom experiences that complement what you're learning in class.