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At Worthington Scranton IST, we're about creating intelligence and challenging the student. The digital age has made the world smaller, faster, more interactive and increasingly mobile. But no matter how fast and smart machines become, they still rely on the power of human creativity. It’s people that create new ways to look at and evaluate the infinite opportunities of the digital age. IST draws on a variety of knowledge disciplines to help individuals unlock the power of their own creativity and fuel the world’s most powerful problem solving machine—the human mind.

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At Worthington Scranton IST, we offer the learner several options to build your technology career.
NOTE: ** Indicates can be completed in its entirety at Penn State Worthington Scranton

Baccalaureate Degree in Information Sciences and Technology (IST).

The IST bachelor of science degree program integrates skills connected with people, information, and technology. The program helps students prepare for careers connected with the ways people create, modify, and use information technologies and how those technologies affect individuals, organizations and societies. The ISTBS program covers topics from software development to social media to business applications for technology. You will feel prepared to step into a career, full speed ahead, after learning to solve real-life issues from many different angles.

Baccalaureate Degree Undergraduate Program Bulletin Description

Design and Development Option**

Recommended Academic Plan for B.S. in IST Information Systems: Design and Development Option

Integration and Application Option**

Recommended Academic Plan for B.S. in IST Information Technology: Integration and Application Option

Information Context Option

Associate Degree in Information Sciences and Technology (2-IST).

This associate degree major is structured to prepare graduates for immediate and continuing employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information science and technology. Specifically, the major is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes extensive practice using contemporary technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information. The major fosters communications, interpersonal, and group interaction skills through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects and experiences. Technical material covers the structure of database systems, Web and multi-media systems, and considerations in the design of information systems. Students may specialize in one of the following options:

Recommended Academic Plan for A.S. in IST Baccalaureate Option

Generalized Business**

Recommended Academic Plan for A.S. in IST Generalized Business Option


Recommended Academic Plan for A.S. in IST Individualized Option

IST Minors

Information Sciences and Technology (IST)**

Security and Risk Analysis (SRA)**