Information Sciences and Technology (ISSCA/ISDEV) - Recommended Academic Plan

Effective Date Summer 2014

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
IST 110/110S 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.*
3.0
IST 140 Introduction to Application Development (297D)Notes for: IST 140

IST 140

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CMPSC 121 Introduction to Programming Techniques (GQ)Notes for: CMPSC 121

CMPSC 121

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
MATH 110 Techniques of Calculus INotes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 140 Calculus With Analytic Geometry I (GQ)Notes for: Math 140

Math 140

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
3.0-4.0
Total credits 13.0-14.0

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
IST 210 Organization of DataNotes for: IST 210

IST 210

§ MIS 465 and IST 296 can be substituted for IST 210.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4.0
3.0
4.0
ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 104 - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes 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.
3.0
3.0
Total credits 17.0

Semester 3

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

IST 220

+ MIS 448 can be substituted for IST 220.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
IST 230 - Language, Logic, and Discrete MathematicsNotes for: IST 230

IST 230

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
4.0
3.0
3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
IST 242 - Intermediate and Object Oriented Application DevelopmentNotes for: IST 242

IST 242

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
STAT 200 - Elementary Statistics (GQ) Notes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
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.*
3.0
IST 331 - Organization and Design of Information Systems: User and System PrinciplesNotes for: IST 331

IST 331

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Support of Option
3.0
3.0
3.0
Total credits 15.0

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.*
3.0
IST 411 - Distributed-Object ComputingNotes for: IST 411

IST 411

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Support of Option
3.0
Foreign Cultures Requirement
3.0
3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
IST 4XX - Emerging Issues and Technologies from college - Approved ListNotes for: IST 4XX

IST 4XX

^ IST 4XX: Select 3 credits from IST 402, 441, 446, 451, 452, 453, 454, 461, or 462.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Elective
3.0
IST 361 - Application Development Design Studio IINotes for: IST 361

IST 361

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Foreign Cultures Requirement
3.0
3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
IST 413 - User Interface Design and DevelopmentNotes for: IST 413

IST 413

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
IST 440W - Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Problem SolvingNotes for: IST 440W

IST 440W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Support of Option
3.0
3.0
Elective
3.0-4.0
Total credits 15.0 or 16.0

Additional Notes

 

Advising Notes
 
  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.
  • W suffix signifies the course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
 
Program Notes
 
Please note: IST courses are only offered once per year.
 
IST 495 - Internship: (1) Supervised work experience where the student is employed in an information science and technology position in industry, governement or academia. IST students are required to complete one internship, but may complete three. For more information, contact IST Internship Coordi­nator, Jane Kochanov at jxs121@psu.edu.
 
Students must complete a 3-credit course in “United States Cultures (US)” and a 3-credit course in “International Cultures (IL).”
 
FOOTNOTES
 
# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
§ MIS 465 and IST 296 can be substituted for IST 210.
+ MIS 448 can be substituted for IST 220.
^ IST 4XX: Select 3 credits from:
 

 

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 210
§ MIS 465 and IST 296 can be substituted for IST 210.
IST 220
+ MIS 448 can be substituted for IST 220.
IST 4XX
^ IST 4XX: Select 3 credits from IST 402, 441, 446, 451, 452, 453, 454, 461, or 462.