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Consider majoring in our IST program if...

You want the theoretical frameworks and skill sets necessary to compete and be productive in the information technology-intensive global context that defines the new “Information Age.” Specifically, this degree program focuses on building an understanding of core information technologies and related areas of study; helps students prepare for the practical application of various information sciences and related technologies; and engages students in sharpening their abilities to think critically and work in teams. All this is done with considerable interdisciplinary integration in order to expose students to the cognitive, social, institutional, and global environments of IST. Team projects in most courses, a required internship, and a senior capstone experience provide additional, focused venues for involving students in the cutting-edge issues and technologies of the field.

 

Careers for Information Sciences and Technology graduates...

Students in the IST baccalaureate program go on to careers as business consultants, where they use technology to solve problems at businesses and make organizations run more smoothly, while others work as software and Web developers, creating IT solutions for businesses and government organizations. Still other students pursue jobs from a wide array of technology-oriented career options in marketing, research and development, and other areas where technology is used.

Careers

Our recent Information Sciences and Technology graduates were asked to identify their current job titles. As you can see, there are many different directions you can go with an IST degree.

Management

      Manager of After-market Sales

      Project Manager

      Director of Information Technology

E    DI and Integration Manager

      Manager, SAP Security and Controls

Analysis

Security, Desktop, and Mobile Analyst

      Assistant IS Analyst

      Senior Systems Analyst

      Information Systems Engineer

      Lead Network Analyst

Development

      Senior Programmer Analyst

      Senior Engineer

      Software Engineer

      Lead Software Engineer

      Lead Application Programmer/Analyst

Field Support Sales Application Engineer

Legal

      Senior Leader, Legal Systems

      Contracts Administrator

IT Support Advanced Desktop Support Lead

Support Systems Specialist

Desktop Support Analyst

Quality Assurance

      Quality Service Manager

      Quality Assurance Manager

      Lead Conversion Test Manager


Additional Resources 

  • Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) Minor:

    Penn State Mont Alto also offers a minor in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA). The minor is intended to familiarize students with the general framework and multidisciplinary theories that define security and related risk analysis.

  • Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Minor: 

    This minor is structured to provide students with the theoretical frameworks and skill sets necessary to compete and be productive in the information technology-intensive global context that defines the new "Information Age."

     

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