Recommended Academic Plan for Information Sciences & Technology - Baccalaureate Option at Berks

Effective Date: June 13, 2016

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 15 (GWS) - Rhetoric and CompostionNotes for: ENGL 15

ENGL 15

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 30 (GWS) - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 30

ENGL 30

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
IST 110 - Introduction to Information, People and TechnologyNotes for: IST 110

IST 110

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
IST 111 - Seminar in Information Sciences and TechnologyNotes for: IST 111

IST 111

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
IST 250 - New Media and the WebNotes for: IST 250

IST 250

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
IST 140 - Introduction to Application DevelopmentNotes for: IST 140

IST 140

IST 140 recommended, but not required.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CMPSC 101 - Introduction to C++ ProgrammingNotes for: CMPSC 101

CMPSC 101

IST 140 recommended, but not required.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100B (GWS) - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100B

CAS 100B

CAS 100A may be substituted with Dean's approval. Consult advisor for details.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
IST 210 - Organization of DataNotes for: IST 210

IST 210

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MATH 110 (GQ) - Techniques of Calculus INotes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MATH 140 (GQ) - Calculus with Analytic Geometry INotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
Elective
2
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
IST 220 - Networking and TelecommunicationsNotes for: IST 220

IST 220

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
IST 260 - Introduction to Systems Analysis and DesignNotes for: IST 260

IST 260

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
IST 230 - Language, Logic, and Discrete MathematicsNotes for: IST 230

IST 230

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ECON 102 (GS) - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202C (GWS) - Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 202D (GWS) - Effective Writing: Business WritingNotes for: ENGL 202D

ENGL 202D

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
IST 295A - Distributed Team ProjectNotes for: IST 295A

IST 295A

Students may wish to enroll in the course over the summer. Consult advisor for details. Students interested in pursuing either the B.A. or B.S. in Information Sciences & Technology degree should consider IST 495. Consult advisor for details.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IST 295B - IST InternshipNotes for: IST 295B

IST 295B

Students may wish to enroll in the course over the summer. Consult advisor for details. Students interested in pursuing either the B.A. or B.S. in Information Sciences & Technology degree should consider IST 495. Consult advisor for details.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
IST 240 - Introduction to Computer LanguagesNotes for: IST 240

IST 240

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IST 242 - Intermediate & Object-Oriented Application DevelopmentNotes for: IST 242

IST 242

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
or STAT 200 - Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

MATH 21 recommended prior to taking STAT 200, but not required.
4
Elective
3
Total credits 14

Additional Notes

  • Students should consult with an advisor when scheduling courses.

  • GWS, GQ, GHA, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to identify United States Cultures (US) and International Cultures (IL) requirements.  Students must complete three (3) credits of US or three (3) credits of IL as part of General Education.  A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.

  • The following course fulfills the Writing Across The Curriculum Requirement for this major: IST 260.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

IST 250
Course offered Fall Semester only.
IST 140
IST 140 recommended, but not required.
CMPSC 101
IST 140 recommended, but not required.
CAS 100B
CAS 100A may be substituted with Dean's approval. Consult advisor for details.
IST 260
Course offered Fall Semester only.
IST 295A
Students may wish to enroll in the course over the summer. Consult advisor for details. Students interested in pursuing either the B.A. or B.S. in Information Sciences & Technology degree should consider IST 495. Consult advisor for details.
IST 295B
Students may wish to enroll in the course over the summer. Consult advisor for details. Students interested in pursuing either the B.A. or B.S. in Information Sciences & Technology degree should consider IST 495. Consult advisor for details.
IST 240
Course offered Spring Semester only.
IST 242
Course offered Spring Semester only.
STAT 200
MATH 21 recommended prior to taking STAT 200, but not required.