Recommended Academic Plan for Information Sciences & Technology - Information Systems: Design & Development Option at Berks

Effective Date: May 10, 2017

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
MATH 110 (GQ) - Techniques of Calculus INotes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

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

IST 110

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * 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 121 - Introduction to Programming TechniquesNotes for: CMPSC 121

CMPSC 121

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
4
First-Year SeminarNotes for: First-Year Seminar

First-Year Seminar

IST 111 recommended, but not required.
1
Total credits 18

Semester 2

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

CAS 100

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 is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
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
4
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
ECON 102 (GS) - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 104 (GS) - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
IST 220 - Networking and TelecommunicationsNotes for: IST 220

IST 220

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * 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
4
3
Total credits 16

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 261 - Application Development Design Studio INotes for: IST 261

IST 261

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SCM 200 (GQ) - Introduction to Statistics for BusinessNotes for: SCM 200

SCM 200

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 200 (GQ) - Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
IST 311 - Object-Oriented Design and Software ApplicationsNotes for: IST 311

IST 311

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
IST 331 - Organization and Design of Information Systems: User and System PrinciplesNotes for: IST 331

IST 331

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400-Level IST SelectionNotes for: 400-Level IST Selection

400-Level IST Selection

Choose one (1) from the following: IST 402, 451, 452, 453, or 454.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Support of Option RequirementNotes for: Support of Option Requirement

Support of Option Requirement

Consult advisor for list.
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
IST 301 - Information and OrganizationsNotes for: IST 301

IST 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
IST 411 - Distributed-Object ComputingNotes for: IST 411

IST 411

Course offered Spring Semester only. Choose two (2) out of three (3) from IST 411, 412, and 413.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IST 412 - The Engineering of Complex Software SystemsNotes for: IST 412

IST 412

Course offered Spring Semester only. Choose two (2) out of three (3) from IST 411, 412, and 413.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IST 413 - Usability EngineeringNotes for: IST 413

IST 413

Course offered Spring Semester only. Choose two (2) out of three (3) from IST 411, 412, and 413.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
IST 440 - Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Problem SolvingNotes for: IST 440

IST 440

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
IST 495 - InternshipNotes for: IST 495

IST 495

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Support of Option RequirementNotes for: Support of Option Requirement

Support of Option Requirement

Consult advisor for list.
3
Foreign Culture RequirementNotes for: Foreign Culture Requirement

Foreign Culture Requirement

Choose from the General Education - International Cultures (IL) list. Three (3) credits of Foreign Culture may double-count for three (3) credits of General Education - International Cultures (IL). Consult advisor for details.
3
3
Total credits 13

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
Support of Option RequirementNotes for: Support of Option Requirement

Support of Option Requirement

Consult advisor for list.
3
Foreign Culture RequirementNotes for: Foreign Culture Requirement

Foreign Culture Requirement

Choose from the General Education - International Cultures (IL) list. Three (3) credits of Foreign Culture may double-count for three (3) credits of General Education - International Cultures (IL). Consult advisor for details.
3
3
Elective
4
Elective
3
Total credits 16

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 and 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 440.

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 140
IST 140 recommended, but not required.
First-Year Seminar
IST 111 recommended, but not required.
IST 242
Course offered Spring Semester only.
IST 261
Course offered Spring Semester only.
IST 311
Course offered Fall Semester only.
IST 331
Course offered Fall Semester only.
400-Level IST Selection
Choose one (1) from the following: IST 402, 451, 452, 453, or 454.
Support of Option Requirement
Consult advisor for list.
IST 411
Course offered Spring Semester only. Choose two (2) out of three (3) from IST 411, 412, and 413.
IST 412
Course offered Spring Semester only. Choose two (2) out of three (3) from IST 411, 412, and 413.
IST 413
Course offered Spring Semester only. Choose two (2) out of three (3) from IST 411, 412, and 413.
Support of Option Requirement
Consult advisor for list.
Foreign Culture Requirement
Choose from the General Education - International Cultures (IL) list. Three (3) credits of Foreign Culture may double-count for three (3) credits of General Education - International Cultures (IL). Consult advisor for details.
Support of Option Requirement
Consult advisor for list.
Foreign Culture Requirement
Choose from the General Education - International Cultures (IL) list. Three (3) credits of Foreign Culture may double-count for three (3) credits of General Education - International Cultures (IL). Consult advisor for details.