Bachelor of Science in Information Science & Technology


42 in Major 120 to Degree

$392 Per Credit

The Information Science and Technology (IST) major combines core IT skills like front-end web design, programming and project management with electives that you choose. The IST degree will prepare you to be a leader in the IT industry.

Building on a general undergraduate education, the IST program immerses students in information science, information architecture, human factors in information seeking and use, information organization, storage and retrieval, and applications of the internet. This degree prepares graduates to be IT leaders in our increasingly digital culture and economy.

Program Description

The successful BSIST student will demonstrate understanding of the following:

  • theoretical nature of information science and information technologies
  • organization and architecture of information based on understanding of the context, the content, and the user needs
  • user-centered information system and service development
  • information storage and retrieval systems
  • management of information, including the processes to enable the flow of information
  • use of information and communication technology for managing and organizing information and content

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology will give students a head start on any number of careers in the information industry:

  • Information Architect
  • Business Information Coordinator
  • Network Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • Web Designer
  • Technology Trainer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Human-Computer Interface Designer
  • Software/Systems Developer
  • Technical Writer
  • Database Developer
  • Digital Library Specialist
  • E-Commerce Web Administrator


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