Information Science and Technology

Undergraduate Degree

The bachelor of science in information science and technology is a STEM degree that will provide you with the necessary skills to connect people and technology in today’s workforce. Your classes will include a core set of courses that will provide you with understanding of programming concepts, data structures, tools for project control, database management, data science, computer architecture, data networks, internet applications, technology management, and e-commerce. Your undergraduate degree will also emphasize the role of technology in business. Graduates in this field pursue a variety of careers in the information technology sector.

You will join your Business and Management Systems classmates in a common core set of classes. These classes reflect the theme of integration of business and technology, and represent information technology, management, quantitative, and communication skills. Finally, all of your coursework rests on a broad foundation of general education classes from humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics.

To prepare yourself for a beginning career in industry, you will also take 15 credit hours of Information Science and Technology Electives. Students are encouraged to pursue one or more of over a dozen minors offered by the Department of Business and Information Technology in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Electronic and Social Commerce, Enterprise Resource Planning, Human-Computer Interaction and Software Development. In addition, all Information Science and Technology students are eligible for a minor in Business without any additional elective coursework.

Experiential Learning is an essential aspect of Missouri S&T’s unique learning experience, which is learning stimulated by a variety of structured activities that differ significantly from the traditional lecture format.  Experiential learning activities are designed to require students to go beyond mastering basic skills and knowledge in the practical application of that material, and allow students to learn in environments that align with their aptitudes.

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Our bachelor of science degree in information science and technology consists of 120 credit hours. As a student in the program, you will be required to complete a general education requirements core. A grade of “C” or better is required in the IST core, IST electives, management, economics, and information technology courses.  You will have nine credit hours for free electives.

For the IST electives, you will be required to complete 12 credit hours chosen from 4000 or 5000-level courses in information science and technology or enterprise resource planning. You may choose to designate one or more areas of concentration for your program of study by applying for and fulfilling the requirements of a minor from our department (see below). 

For more information, check out the bachelor of science in information science and technology in the university catalog.

A checklist of courses required for the bachelor of science degree in information science and technology:

Curriculum checklist(PDF)

Bachelor of science in information science and technology's four-year sample schedule:

Four-year sample schedule(PDF)

If you are a student in your senior year with a 3.0 or better GPA, our department offers the 4+1 and Graduate Track Pathway (GTP) programs to allow you to complete some graduate coursework as an undergraduate student. Both programs allow you to finish your MS IST or MBA in as little as one additional year after graduation, thus saving time and money in receiving your master's degree.

For more information, visit the dual-enrollment page.

A description of the master information of science and technology 4+1 program(PDF)


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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. Application forms for each of the minors are available for download below. For more information, please see the university course catalog

NOTE: Per the request of the Office of the Registrar, please submit minor application forms only after all courses for the minor have been completed, are in progress, or are required courses for your major degree program.


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