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Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBS)
Information Context: People, Organizations, and Society (ISPP) 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

COURSES

CREDITS

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

3

IST 140: Intro to Application Development
or
CMPSC 101: Intro to C++ Programming

3

Math 110 or 140 (GQ)

4

World Language 001

4

Humanities (GH)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

17

Semester 2

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 210: Organization of Data (ETM Course)

3

Natural Sciences (GN)

3

ECON 102 or ECON 104 (GS)

3

World Language 002

4

ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 (GWS)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

16

Semester 3

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 220: Networking and Telecommunications (ETM Course)

3

IST 230: Language, Logic and Discrete Math

3

World Language 003

4

Humanities (GH)

3

Arts (GA)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

16

Semester 4

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 240: Introduction to Computer Languages
or
IST 242: Intermediate & Object-Oriented Application Development

3

STAT 200 (GQ)

4

CAS 100 (GWS)

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3

Natural Sciences (GN)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

16

Semester 5

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 301: Information and Organizations

3

IST 331: Foundations of Human-Centered Design

3

Support of Option

3

Elective

3

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 6

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 431: The Information Environment

3

IST 302: IT Project Management
or
IST 413: Usability Engineering

3

Support of Option

3

Foreign Culture (IL)

3

ENGL 202C or ENGL 202D (GWS)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 7

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 4xx: Emerging Issues and Technologies

3

IST 432: Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology

3

Support of Option

3

Foreign Culture (IL)

3

Arts (GA)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 8

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 440W: IST Integration and Problem Solving

3

Support of Option: 4xx level

3

Natural Sciences (GN)

3

US Cultures or Elective

3

Elective

2

TOTAL CREDITS

14

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(814) 865-8947

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