Recommended Academic Plan for Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBS or ISSCC) Information Systems: Design and Development (ABDEV) Option at Abington

Updated Nov 2, 2015

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
IST 110 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

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
World (Foreign) Language (1st Course)

World (Foreign) Language (1st Course)

4 or 6
Total credits 14 or 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
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.*
4
3
World (Foreign) Language (2nd Course)

World (Foreign) Language (2nd Course)

4 or 6
Humanities (GH) (US) [1] (with 4-credit Foreign Language)Notes for: Humanities (GH) (US

Humanities (GH) (US

Students must complete three (3) credits of United States Cultures (US) and three (3) credits of International Cultures (IL) as part of General Education, choice of course may vary.
3 or 0
CNED 280 Internship Prep (optional)Notes for: CNED 280 Internship Prep (optional)

CNED 280 Internship Prep (optional)

See Advisor for Internship Preparation (CNED 280) – recommended elective; offered every semester.
1
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
Total credits 17 or 18

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
IST 230 Language, Logic and Discrete MathNotes for: IST 230

IST 230

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
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
3
3
Humanities (GH) (US) [1] or World (Foreign) Language (3rd Course if needed)Notes for: Humanities (GH) (US) [1] or World (Foreign) Language (3rd Course if needed)

Humanities (GH) (US) [1] or World (Foreign) Language (3rd Course if needed)

Students must complete three (3) credits of United States Cultures (US) and three (3) credits of International Cultures (IL) as part of General Education, choice of course may vary.
3 or 4
Total credits 15 or 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Support of Option (Web/Mobile App or Game Development recommended)Notes for: Support of Option

Support of Option

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
4
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

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
Total credits 16

Semester 5

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 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
Arts (GA) (IL) [1]Notes for: Arts (GA) (IL)

Arts (GA) (IL)

Students must complete three (3) credits of United States Cultures (US) and three (3) credits of International Cultures (IL) as part of General Education, choice of course may vary.
3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
IST 411 Distributed Object Computing Notes 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
Support of Option (IST 361, Application Development Design Studio II recommended)

Support of Option

3
3
Foreign Culture (IL)

Foreign Culture (IL)

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
IST 412 The Engineering of Complex Software Notes for: IST 412

IST 412

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
IST 402 or 4xx Emerging Issues and TechnologiesNotes for: IST 402 or 4xx Emerging Issues and Technologies

IST 402 or 4xx Emerging Issues and Technologies

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

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Foreign Culture (IL)

Foreign Culture (IL)

3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
IST 440W IST Integration and Problem Solving (GWS)Notes for: IST 440W

IST 440W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Support of Option (Web/Mobile App or Development recommended)Notes for: Support of Option

Support of Option

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

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Elective

Elective

3 or 4
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15 or 16

Additional Notes

One internship for credit is required to complete degree requirements, a maximum of three internships for credit are allowed.  Should be scheduled and completed during summer and can be scheduled as early as the first year.

Students should consult with an adviser when scheduling courses.

MATH 110 or 140 required for graduation requirements. HS Trigonometry or MATH 22 required for admission.

Legend

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

Footnotes

Humanities (GH) (US
Students must complete three (3) credits of United States Cultures (US) and three (3) credits of International Cultures (IL) as part of General Education, choice of course may vary.
CNED 280 Internship Prep (optional)
See Advisor for Internship Preparation (CNED 280) – recommended elective; offered every semester.
Humanities (GH) (US) [1] or World (Foreign) Language (3rd Course if needed)
Students must complete three (3) credits of United States Cultures (US) and three (3) credits of International Cultures (IL) as part of General Education, choice of course may vary.
Arts (GA) (IL)
Students must complete three (3) credits of United States Cultures (US) and three (3) credits of International Cultures (IL) as part of General Education, choice of course may vary.