Undergraduate IST

Programs In Information Science and Technology (IS&T): BS, BA and Interdisciplinary Minor

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IS &T Undergraduate Degree Options

 

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Mission Statement

The new undergraduate programs in Information Sciences and Technology (IS&T) offered by the CIS Department, are intended to provide students with both a detailed knowledge and a broad background in the technology of information systems. Fundamental concepts in mathematics, programming, object-oriented modeling, databases, software systems analysis and design, computer operating systems and architectures, and networks and communications are stressed in the first two years.  Special topics, including component-based software development and net-centric and client-server computing are offered as part of the last two years of the program.  A two-semester capstone project course is required.  This course is designed to help students integrate what they have learned in other courses and apply this knowledge in the design and implementation of a software application. 

Students develop the skills and the knowledge necessary to analyze information problems and to apply current technology to their solution.  The emphasis is to develop problem solving and communication skills.  Substantial laboratory work is required.  Students participate individually and in groups in the design, development, testing and documentation of information systems for a University or an external client.

 

For more information about the Information Science & Technology click here.

 

Not sure whether the Computer Science or Information Science & Technology major is best for you? Read about the differences between these two programs and view a side-by-side comparison of the degree requirements for each major.

 

 

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Bachelor of Science

To provide an in-depth knowledge of information sciences and technology and enable students to specialize in advanced areas of the field.  The Bachelor of Science degree requires more courses than the Bachelor of Arts. Students take 13 required courses plus 4 elective. IS&T elective courses can be selected from any department at Temple, must be 3000-level or above, IS&T related, and approved by the IS&T adviser prior to taking the course. This encourages students down a more technical path of development.

Detailed courses and suggested flow of courses can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/cst/advising/majorsheets/index.html

First go to the applicable year that you established your major as IS&T, then choose "Advising Sheet", "Flowcharts" or "Lab Science Requirements"

 

Lab Science

Students must take one of the required lab sciences to fulfill the Science and Technology A and Science and Technology B requirements. Two semesters of the same science are necessary to meet this requirement

 

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Bachelor of Arts

The aims of this program are similar to those of the BS.  They differ in the number of IS&T courses that a student must take.  BA students have a requirement consisting of 13 major courses. However, students following the BA degree are not required to take the 4 elective courses that are mandatory in the BS degree. They are required to take more liberal arts and foreign language courses than the students in the BS program.

Detailed courses and suggested flow of courses can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/cst/advising/majorsheets/index.html

First go to the applicable year that you established your major as IS&T, then choose "Advising Sheet", "Flowcharts" or "Lab Science Requirements"

 

Lab Science

Students must take one of the required lab sciences to fulfill the Science and Technology A and Science and Technology B requirements. Two semesters of the same science are necessary to meet this requirement


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IS&T Electives  

IS&T elective courses can be selected from: CIS 3281, 3374, 4308, 4340/4350, 4344, 4362, 4372, 4376, 4378, 4282/4382 or from any department at Temple and must be 3000-level or above, IS&T related, and approved by the IS&T adviser prior to registering for the course.

 

These courses fulfill the elective requirements for the BS and Minor Degrees.

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Interdisciplinary Minor

IS&T is an important field of study and application for all students and all disciplines in the University.  Students who are well versed in information technology and can apply it to their major field of study throughout the University, and will have a significant advantage in the future. This minor is an excellent way to acquire the necessary edge in your field of study. This is a 5 course program, from 19-20 credit hours, and provides students with a healthy, working knowledge of the IS&T field.

Provided is a more in depth breakdown of the Minor program.

 

  

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