you tell me more about Information Sciences and
Information Sciences and Technology can refer to
many computer technologies.
There are several areas that overlap with
include computer science, computer programming,
computer network and telecommunication
technology, database development, database
management, Internet technologies, client/server
and distributed systems.
IST deals with the design, development,
application, integration, and evaluation of
computer technology systems.
is the difference between IST and Computer
Computer science focuses on technical details
more than the IST program.
Typical Computer Science coursework
includes Calculus I, II, and III, Matrices,
Physics I and II, Differential Equations,
digital circuitry, introductory through advanced
programming, assembly language, computer
organization, compiler design, artificial
intelligence, and operating systems. Skills in Computer Science range from design of software and
hardware at the bit and byte level to designing
complex computer systems.
IST students are required to take courses in
math, statistics, and programming languages.
The emphasis is more on solving problems
at the application and systems level.
types of companies hire IST graduates?
IST students can find jobs in many types of
industry, businesses, and government agencies.
are the typical starting salaries for IST
Salaries depend on the company you work for and
the region you work in.
Other factors include responsibilities of
the job and academic performance.
Most salaries start at $35,000 to $45,000
are the different options within IST?
The options within IST are:
Baccalaureate, Generalized Business,
Software, Web Administration, Networking,
Telecommunications, and Individualized.
other Penn State locations will offer the IST
Berks, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley,
Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill,
Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York
Beaver, Berks, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Lehigh
Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill,
Worthington, Scranton, York
Web Administration-New Kensington
Networking-Beaver, Berks, DuBois,
Fayette, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto,
Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre,
Worthington Scranton, York
Alto, New Kensington
Berks, Fayette, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont
Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre,
Worthington Scranton, York
it necessary for IST students to purchase a
are not required to purchase a computer to
enroll in IST.
There are labs available at Penn State
DuBois for the students to use.
computer experience a prerequisite for admission
into the IST program?
Computer experience is not required for
admission to IST.
However, knowledge of basic computer
concepts is advantageous to the student.