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Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBS)
Information Systems: Design and Development (ISDEV) Option

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Total Credits: 125
***IST courses have enforced pre-requisites***
**1 credit of IST 495-IST Internship is required**

Choose a semester:

Semester 1

Semester 1

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 110: Information, People and Technology (ETM Course)

3

IST 140: Intro to Application Development
or
CMPSC 121: Intro to Programming Techniques

3

Math 110 or 140 (GQ)

4

World Language 001

4

TOTAL CREDITS

14

Semester 2

Semester 2

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 210: Organization of Data (ETM Course)

3

IST 220: Networking and Telecommunications (ETM Course)

3

CAS 100 (GWS)

3

World Language 002

4

ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 (GWS)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

16

Semester 3

Semester 3

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 230: Language, Logic and Discrete Math

3

IST 242: Intermediate and Object-Oriented Application Development

3

Arts (GA)

3

ECON 102 or ECON 104 or ECON 014 (all GS)

3

World Language 003

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

Semester 4

Semester 4

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 261: Application Development Design Studio I

3

STAT 200 (GQ)

4

Humanities (GH)

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3

Natural Sciences (GN)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

16

Semester 5

Semester 5

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 311: Object-Oriented Design and Software Applications

3

IST 331: Foundations of Human-Centered Design

3

Support of Option

3

Humanities (GH)

3

Natural Sciences (GN)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 6

Semester 6

COURSES

CREDITS

Support of Option
(can be IST 361 Application Development Design Studio II if IST 261 is completed)

3

Natural Sciences (GN)

3

IST 301: Information and Organizations

3

Foreign Culture (IL)

3

ENGL 202C or ENGL 202D (GWS)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 7

Semester 7

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 4xx: Emerging Issues and Technologies

3

IST 412: The Engineering of Complex Software Systems
or
IST 413: Usability Engineering

3

Arts (GA)

3

Foreign Culture (IL)

3

Elective

3

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5

TOTAL CREDITS

16.5

Semester 8

Semester 8

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 440W: IST Integration and Problem Solving

3

Support of Option: 4xx level

3

IST 411: Distributed Object Computing
or
IST 413: Usability Engineering

3

US Cultures or Elective

3

Elective

2

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5

TOTAL CREDITS

15.5

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advising@ist.psu.edu
(814) 865-8947

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