Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences & Technology/Information Technology & Integration & Application Option (ISSUC/ITINT) at Beaver

Summer 2015

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
IST 110 (GS) - Introduction to Information, People and TechnolgoyNotes for: IST 110 (GS)

IST 110 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
1
IST 210 - Organization of DataNotes for: IST 210

IST 210

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 015 (GWS) – Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015 (GWS) – Rhetoric and Composition

or ENGL 030 (GWS) – Honors Freshman Composition

ENGL 030 (GWS) – Honors Freshman Composition

3
4
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 15.5

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
IST 220 - Networking and Telecommunications Notes for: IST 220 - Networking and Telecommunications

IST 220 - Networking and Telecommunications

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
**CMPSC 121 - Introduction to Program TechniquesNotes for: CMPSC 121

CMPSC 121

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
4
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

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

IST 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Foreign Language 001

Foreign Language 001

4
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
IST 302 - IT Project ManagementNotes for: IST 302

IST 302

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
IST 242 - Intermediate & Object-Oriented Application DevelopmentNotes for: IST 242

IST 242

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Foreign Language 002

Foreign Language

4
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
3
IST 420 - Fundamentals of Systems and Enterprize Intergration (Option Requriement)Notes for: IST 420

IST 420

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Support of OptionNotes for: Support of Option

Support of Option

Integration and Application (ITINT) Support of Option selections are meant to help you acquire knowledge of an application domain (i.e., the environment in which you eventually hope to work) and to help you develop supplemental knowledge and competencies related to your option. Areas of focus could include security and risk analysis, business, foreign language, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, art, telecommunications, geographic information systems, government, or anywhere else information technology is used. Students in the Integration and Application (ITINT) are required to complete 12 credits of Support of Option coursework. It is recommended that you choose courses in consultation with your academic adviser. No more than 6 credits can be at the 100-200 level. Three credits (3 cr) or more must be at the 400 level. Courses taken as part of a minor may be used to meet the Support of Option requirement.
3
Foreign Language 003

Foreign Language 003

4
General Art (GA)

General Art

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
IST 402 - Emerging Issues and TechnologiesNotes for: IST 402

IST 402

ISSUES AND TECHNOLOGIES REQUIREMENT This course fulfills the Emerging Issues and Technologies requirement. Courses in this area cover topics such as an introduction to emerging issues, technology forecasting and analysis; an overview of emerging issues and leading technologies in IST and how they impact information systems, users, the IT labor force and society and include IST 402, 441, 446, 451, 452, 453, and 454. Each time IST 402 is offered, new issues and.or information technology areas will be explored. Examples of issues and technologies addressed include: wireless communications, security and intrusion detection, intelligent agents, web search, languages, intelligent systems, bio-informatics, advanced visualization and human-computer interactions, ubiquitous-pervasive computing, groupware, computer aided cognition, system design by global IT teams, IT outsourcing, and digital divide. IST 402 can be taken 3 times for credit (for a maximum of 3 credits per semester).
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
IST 421 - Advanced Enterprise Intergration: Technology and Applications (Option Requirement)Notes for: IST 421

IST 421

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Foreign Cultures RequirementNotes for: Foreign Cultures Requirement

Foreign Cultures Requirement

FOREIGN CULTURE 6 credits of Foreign Culture are required for the ISSUC major and is separate from the US/IL General Education requirement for all Penn State students. Students should choose Foreign Culture courses on the basis of their interest in learning more about a particular country or region of the world. An IL course must strive to increase student knowledge of the variety of international societies and may deal to some extent with U.S. culture in its international connections. These are courses that focus on a cultural aspect (e.g., history, literature, political systems, art, etc.) of other countries or geographic regions outside the borders of the United States. This requirement is separate from the college requirement for Foreign Language proficiency. A course that fulfills the General Education International Cultures (IL) requirement will be accepted as satisfying 3 credits of the ISSUC Foreign Culture requirement. When searching for classes in LionPATH, use the Additional Search Criteria function to narrow the choices of all IL courses offered for that semester. A Foreign Culture course cannot double count with any other general education requirement.
3
3
Support of OptionNotes for: Support of Option

Support of Option

Integration and Application (ITINT) Support of Option selections are meant to help you acquire knowledge of an application domain (i.e., the environment in which you eventually hope to work) and to help you develop supplemental knowledge and competencies related to your option. Areas of focus could include security and risk analysis, business, foreign language, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, art, telecommunications, geographic information systems, government, or anywhere else information technology is used. Students in the Integration and Application (ITINT) are required to complete 12 credits of Support of Option coursework. It is recommended that you choose courses in consultation with your academic adviser. No more than 6 credits can be at the 100-200 level. Three credits (3 cr) or more must be at the 400 level. Courses taken as part of a minor may be used to meet the Support of Option requirement.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
Elective

Elective

3
Support of OptionNotes for: Support of Option

Support of Option

Integration and Application (ITINT) Support of Option selections are meant to help you acquire knowledge of an application domain (i.e., the environment in which you eventually hope to work) and to help you develop supplemental knowledge and competencies related to your option. Areas of focus could include security and risk analysis, business, foreign language, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, art, telecommunications, geographic information systems, government, or anywhere else information technology is used. Students in the Integration and Application (ITINT) are required to complete 12 credits of Support of Option coursework. It is recommended that you choose courses in consultation with your academic adviser. No more than 6 credits can be at the 100-200 level. Three credits (3 cr) or more must be at the 400 level. Courses taken as part of a minor may be used to meet the Support of Option requirement.
3
Foreign Cultures RequirementNotes for: Foreign Cultures Requirement

Foreign Cultures Requirement

FOREIGN CULTURE 6 credits of Foreign Culture are required for the ISSUC major and is separate from the US/IL General Education requirement for all Penn State students. Students should choose Foreign Culture courses on the basis of their interest in learning more about a particular country or region of the world. An IL course must strive to increase student knowledge of the variety of international societies and may deal to some extent with U.S. culture in its international connections. These are courses that focus on a cultural aspect (e.g., history, literature, political systems, art, etc.) of other countries or geographic regions outside the borders of the United States. This requirement is separate from the college requirement for Foreign Language proficiency. A course that fulfills the General Education International Cultures (IL) requirement will be accepted as satisfying 3 credits of the ISSUC Foreign Culture requirement. When searching for classes in LionPATH, use the Additional Search Criteria function to narrow the choices of all IL courses offered for that semester. A Foreign Culture course cannot double count with any other general education requirement.
3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Summer Semester

Course DetailsCredits
IST 495 - InternshipNotes for: IST 495

IST 495

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Total credits 2

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
IST 440W - IST Intergration and Problem SolvingNotes for: IST 440W

IST 440W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Support of OptionNotes for: Support of Option

Support of Option

Integration and Application (ITINT) Support of Option selections are meant to help you acquire knowledge of an application domain (i.e., the environment in which you eventually hope to work) and to help you develop supplemental knowledge and competencies related to your option. Areas of focus could include security and risk analysis, business, foreign language, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, art, telecommunications, geographic information systems, government, or anywhere else information technology is used. Students in the Integration and Application (ITINT) are required to complete 12 credits of Support of Option coursework. It is recommended that you choose courses in consultation with your academic adviser. No more than 6 credits can be at the 100-200 level. Three credits (3 cr) or more must be at the 400 level. Courses taken as part of a minor may be used to meet the Support of Option requirement.
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (G)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physicial Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 13.5

Additional Notes

  • Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better.
  • Italic type indicates courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • Italic Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better and that satisfy both major and General Education Requirements..
  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS 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.
  • “W” is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
  • ** CMPSC 121: Prerequisite Math 110 or prerequisite or concurrent Math 140. 

Updated:  September 8, 2016

Legend

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

Footnotes

Support of Option
Integration and Application (ITINT) Support of Option selections are meant to help you acquire knowledge of an application domain (i.e., the environment in which you eventually hope to work) and to help you develop supplemental knowledge and competencies related to your option. Areas of focus could include security and risk analysis, business, foreign language, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, art, telecommunications, geographic information systems, government, or anywhere else information technology is used. Students in the Integration and Application (ITINT) are required to complete 12 credits of Support of Option coursework. It is recommended that you choose courses in consultation with your academic adviser. No more than 6 credits can be at the 100-200 level. Three credits (3 cr) or more must be at the 400 level. Courses taken as part of a minor may be used to meet the Support of Option requirement.
IST 402
ISSUES AND TECHNOLOGIES REQUIREMENT This course fulfills the Emerging Issues and Technologies requirement. Courses in this area cover topics such as an introduction to emerging issues, technology forecasting and analysis; an overview of emerging issues and leading technologies in IST and how they impact information systems, users, the IT labor force and society and include IST 402, 441, 446, 451, 452, 453, and 454. Each time IST 402 is offered, new issues and.or information technology areas will be explored. Examples of issues and technologies addressed include: wireless communications, security and intrusion detection, intelligent agents, web search, languages, intelligent systems, bio-informatics, advanced visualization and human-computer interactions, ubiquitous-pervasive computing, groupware, computer aided cognition, system design by global IT teams, IT outsourcing, and digital divide. IST 402 can be taken 3 times for credit (for a maximum of 3 credits per semester).
Foreign Cultures Requirement
FOREIGN CULTURE 6 credits of Foreign Culture are required for the ISSUC major and is separate from the US/IL General Education requirement for all Penn State students. Students should choose Foreign Culture courses on the basis of their interest in learning more about a particular country or region of the world. An IL course must strive to increase student knowledge of the variety of international societies and may deal to some extent with U.S. culture in its international connections. These are courses that focus on a cultural aspect (e.g., history, literature, political systems, art, etc.) of other countries or geographic regions outside the borders of the United States. This requirement is separate from the college requirement for Foreign Language proficiency. A course that fulfills the General Education International Cultures (IL) requirement will be accepted as satisfying 3 credits of the ISSUC Foreign Culture requirement. When searching for classes in LionPATH, use the Additional Search Criteria function to narrow the choices of all IL courses offered for that semester. A Foreign Culture course cannot double count with any other general education requirement.
Support of Option
Integration and Application (ITINT) Support of Option selections are meant to help you acquire knowledge of an application domain (i.e., the environment in which you eventually hope to work) and to help you develop supplemental knowledge and competencies related to your option. Areas of focus could include security and risk analysis, business, foreign language, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, art, telecommunications, geographic information systems, government, or anywhere else information technology is used. Students in the Integration and Application (ITINT) are required to complete 12 credits of Support of Option coursework. It is recommended that you choose courses in consultation with your academic adviser. No more than 6 credits can be at the 100-200 level. Three credits (3 cr) or more must be at the 400 level. Courses taken as part of a minor may be used to meet the Support of Option requirement.
Support of Option
Integration and Application (ITINT) Support of Option selections are meant to help you acquire knowledge of an application domain (i.e., the environment in which you eventually hope to work) and to help you develop supplemental knowledge and competencies related to your option. Areas of focus could include security and risk analysis, business, foreign language, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, art, telecommunications, geographic information systems, government, or anywhere else information technology is used. Students in the Integration and Application (ITINT) are required to complete 12 credits of Support of Option coursework. It is recommended that you choose courses in consultation with your academic adviser. No more than 6 credits can be at the 100-200 level. Three credits (3 cr) or more must be at the 400 level. Courses taken as part of a minor may be used to meet the Support of Option requirement.
Foreign Cultures Requirement
FOREIGN CULTURE 6 credits of Foreign Culture are required for the ISSUC major and is separate from the US/IL General Education requirement for all Penn State students. Students should choose Foreign Culture courses on the basis of their interest in learning more about a particular country or region of the world. An IL course must strive to increase student knowledge of the variety of international societies and may deal to some extent with U.S. culture in its international connections. These are courses that focus on a cultural aspect (e.g., history, literature, political systems, art, etc.) of other countries or geographic regions outside the borders of the United States. This requirement is separate from the college requirement for Foreign Language proficiency. A course that fulfills the General Education International Cultures (IL) requirement will be accepted as satisfying 3 credits of the ISSUC Foreign Culture requirement. When searching for classes in LionPATH, use the Additional Search Criteria function to narrow the choices of all IL courses offered for that semester. A Foreign Culture course cannot double count with any other general education requirement.
Support of Option
Integration and Application (ITINT) Support of Option selections are meant to help you acquire knowledge of an application domain (i.e., the environment in which you eventually hope to work) and to help you develop supplemental knowledge and competencies related to your option. Areas of focus could include security and risk analysis, business, foreign language, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, art, telecommunications, geographic information systems, government, or anywhere else information technology is used. Students in the Integration and Application (ITINT) are required to complete 12 credits of Support of Option coursework. It is recommended that you choose courses in consultation with your academic adviser. No more than 6 credits can be at the 100-200 level. Three credits (3 cr) or more must be at the 400 level. Courses taken as part of a minor may be used to meet the Support of Option requirement.