BS in Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBS) Design and Development (ISDEV) Option Recommended Academic Plan — Penn State World Campus

Information Technology: Design and Development (ISDEV) Option

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at https://advising.psu.edu/entrance-major-requirements

Semester 1

IST 110: Information, People and TechnologyNotes for: IST 110

IST 110

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
3
MATH 110: Techniques of Calculus I

MATH 110

or MATH 140: Calculus With Analytic Geometry I

MATH 140

4
CMPSC 121: Intro to Programming Techniques

CMPSC 121

or IST 140: Introduction to Application Development

IST 140

3
World (Foreign) Language 001
4
Total credits 14

Semester 2

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 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
World (Foreign) Language 002
4
ENGL 015: Rhetoric and Composition (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

GWS
or ENGL 030Notes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

GWS
3
CAS 100 (GWS)Notes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

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

Summer: IST 495 Internship

One internship for credit is required to complete degree requirements, a maximum of three internships for credit are allowed.
1
Total credits 1

Semester 3

IST 230: Language, Logic and Discrete Math

IST 230

3
IST 242: Intermediate and Object-Oriented Application DevelopmentNotes for: IST 242

IST 242

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ECON 102: Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

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

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 014: Principles of Economics (GS)Notes for: ECON 014

ECON 014

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts (GA)
3
World (Foreign) Language 003
4
Total credits 16

Semester 4

IST 261: Application Development Design Studio INotes for: IST 261

IST 261

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
STAT 200 (GQ): Elementary Statistics

STAT 200

4
Humanities (GH)
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
3
Natural Sciences (GN)
3
Total credits 16

Summer: IST 495 Internship

One internship for credit is required to complete degree requirements, a maximum of three internships for credit are allowed.
1
Total credits 1

Semester 5

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

IST 311

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
IST 331: Organization and Design of Information SystemsNotes for: IST 331

IST 331

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Support of Option
3
Humanities (GH)
3
Natural Sciences (GN)
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

IST 361: Application Development Design StudioNotes for: IST 361

IST 361

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or Support of Option
3
IST 301: Information and Organizations

IST 301

3
Natural Sciences (GN)
3
Foreign Culture
3
ENGL 202C: Effective Writing: Technical Writing

ENGL 202C

or ENGL 202D: Effective Writing: Business Writing

ENGL 202D

3
Elective
1
Total credits 16

Summer: IST 495 Internship

One internship for credit is required to complete degree requirements, a maximum of three internships for credit are allowed.
1
Total credits 1

Semester 7

IST 402: Emerging Issues & TechnologiesNotes for: IST 402

IST 402

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IST 451: Network Security Notes for: IST 451

IST 451

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IST 454: Computer & Cyber ForensicsNotes for: IST 454

IST 454

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
IST 412: The Engineering of Complex Software SystemsNotes for: IST 412

IST 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IST 413: Usability Engineering

IST 413

3
Arts (GA)
3
Foreign Culture
3
Elective
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)GHA
3
Total credits 18

Semester 8

IST 440W: IST Integration and Problem Solving

IST 440W

3
Support of Option
3
IST 411: Distributed Object ComputingNotes for: IST 411

IST 411

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IST 413: Usability EngineeringNotes for: IST 413

IST 413

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective
4
US Cultures (US)
or Elective
3
Total credits 16

Additional Notes

One internship for credit is required to complete degree requirements, a maximum of three internships for credit are allowed. 

Legend

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

Footnotes

ENGL 015
GWS
ENGL 030
GWS
GHA