The bachelor of science in information science and technology (IST) is a STEM degree that will provide you with the necessary skills to connect management and technology in today’s workforce. Graduates in this field empower organizations by managing and supporting information systems to yield a more efficient and profitable enterprise.
There is great demand for IT professionals who have both strong technical knowledge and broad understanding of business. These individuals are needed to implement and manage technology that supports business processes, managerial decision-making and organizational communication. Although this is a computing-focused program, you’ll spend most of your day working with people, not machines. To this end, all IST majors are eligible to receive a minor in business without any additional coursework.
NOTE: Current students should consult their degree audit report (found online at mydegree.mst.edu) to view their specific degree requirements. Degree requirements change over time. Students are normally held to the requirements in effect when they began their college studies.
If you are a transfer student or have interrupted your studies for more than two consecutive semesters, special rules may apply to your situation.
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Select any five courses (at 3000-level or above) from information science and technology or enterprise resource planning. Click on the subject to see a complete list of courses under that subject area.
Some courses listed in the catalog are not regularly offered. Contact the department for up-to-date information on present course offerings.
A grade of 'C' or better is required in all of the following: BUS 1110, BUS 1210, BUS 1810, BUS 5980, ECON 1100, ECON 1200, ERP 2110, FINANCE 2150, IS&T 1551, IS&T 1552, IS&T 1750, IS&T 3131, IS&T 3333, IS&T 3343, IS&T 3420, IS&T 3423, IS&T 4641, IS&T 4654, MKT 3110, and all IST Electives.
1 Natural Science is any course in biology, chemistry, geology, geological engineering or physics.
2 Mathematical Science is any course in mathematics, statistics, computer science or information science and technology that is not used for other degree requirements.
3 Fine Arts, Social Science, or Humanities is any course in art, economics, English, foreign language, history, literature, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology or theater that is not used for other degree requirements.
4 English 1160 may be substituted for English/Tech Com 1600
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Even if you have already chosen a major, you might want to consider one of our department's minors. Our minors continue to be among the most popular on campus, and provide you with valuable business and information technology expertise coming out of college.
As a graduate of the information science and technology program, you’ll have a strong technical and analytical background as well as understanding of the expanding role of technology in business. There are many career opportunities and students benefit greatly in terms of their education and the advantage they have seeking full-time employment once they graduate.
You can earn your master's degree in as little as one additional year after completing your bachelor's degree. Our graduate track pathway and 4+1 programs allow you to complete some of your graduate coursework during your last year of undergraduate studies. This saves you time and money when compared to the traditional course schedule.
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