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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology introduces concepts upon which information systems are founded and analyzes them as solutions to real-world problems. The curriculumm provides students with the critical skills and knowledge required to direct and control the design, planning and management of information infrastructures in professional settings. This degree program addresses the workplace need for professionals with information systems management and development expertise.

Concentrations

There is only one Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology. Students may choose one of three program Concentrations: Application Development, Cybersecurity, or Networking.

Application Development Concentration

This concentration focuses on designing and creating software. Students learn how to specify software requirements from clients and how to design, implement and validate software solutions for real-world problems.

Areas of study in the Application Development Concentration include:

  • Software Engineering
  • Selection and Implementation of Data Structures
  • Data Driven Web Applications
  • Web Programming

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Program Details

Students in the B.S. – IST program will learn to create technological solutions that help companies meet their organizational objectives. The knowledge gained may be applied broadly, in a range of professional situations covering information technology, mobile and application programming, systems analysis, cybersecurity and more. Further opportunites may be available for those students who choose to continue their formal education by pursuing graduate degrees in the fields of computer science or information technology. Students will learn how to:

  • Define and analyze information system requirements
  • Design, implement, and administer effective information technology solutions based on requirements
  • Identify and apply information technology methods used to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and its delivery
  • Identify and incorporate relevant professional, ethical, legal, and social issues in a technology environment

Career Prospects

Graduates of the B.S. – IST program with an Application Development Concentration may qualify for employment in the following job roles and areas:

  • Information Technology (IT) Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Computing Services Management
  • Technical Services Management
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Application Developer

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