What is Information Science and Technology?
Students in Information Science and Technology (IS&T) face a variety of exciting challenges that require more than an understanding of computing. IS&T students solve problems in many disciplines, including mathematics, education, biotechnology, medical and dental informatics, economics, finance, engineering, linguistics, and psychology, among others. In order to create solutions in any of these fields, the successful IS&T graduate must be able to integrate sophisticated computer knowledge, have an understanding of the applications in the discipline, and possess excellent communication skills. When working in this fast paced field, one must be able to learn new ideas quickly and adapt to ever-changing conditions in order to satisfy users’ needs.
The IST program emphasizes computing applications with a strong foundation in all computing technologies. Emphasis is on the development of applications software and the underlying technologies that support this development. The program builds a strong knowledge base and skills in key foundational areas, including databases, web-based technologies, client-server computing, networking, security, multimedia, and project management. The program is targeted to those students who have a strong interest in the applications of computer technology. Students with this background knowledge are very well positioned for using their.
Programs Offered at Temple in Information Science and Technology
The Bachelor degrees (BA/BS) in Information Science and Technology are intended to provide students with detailed knowledge as well as a broad background in information science and technology for use across a wide variety of applications. The programs focus on the study of computing technologies, human factors, and scientifi c principles directed to the design and implementation of information systems. Included are studies in computer programming, component-based software development, the development of larger scale and complex applications software (analysis, modeling, design and implementation), networks and telecommunications,database analysis and design, and knowledge representation. Elective courses may include systems security, knowledge-based systems, data mining, client-server computing, multi-tiered distributed collaborative technologies, and more. IS&T graduates learn how to collect, validate, model, filter and utilize information-processing in problem solving and decision making.
A minor in information science and technology (IS&T) is open to all students who wish to develop some expertise in IS&T. The information science and technology minor consists offive courses and provides a thorough introduction to the field. The IS&T minor will enrich your academic experience and enhance your career prospects. This is an opportunity to create an interdisciplinary program applying technology in your academic program.
Which major should you choose?
Both programs offer a foundation in varied aspects of technology and science for students to then apply to further study, research or career. An overview comparing our programs can be selected by clicking here.