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Information Science and Technology
Our 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 an understanding of programming concepts, data structures, tools for project control, web design, database essentials, computer architecture, internet applications, telecommunications networks, computer networking, technology management and e-commerce.
Experiential Learning is an essential aspect of Missouri S&T's unique learning environment. Our Strategic Plan defines that 100% of our undergraduate students must graduate with a significant experiential learning experience. Experiential Learning at Missouri S&T refers to 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 application of that material to problem solving challenges. These activities involve collaboration and reflective learning and allow students to learn in environments that align with their aptitudes. Students will work with their academic advisor to develop a plan to complete this graduation requirement.
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.
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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Information Science and Technology
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.