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Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State Hazleton

Penn State Hazleton offers a bachelor of science degree and an associate of science degree in Information Sciences and Technology (IST). The program, available to full-time students and nontraditional part-time, integrates computer systems, information management, networking, and software technologies.

The IST curriculum blends theory with the real-world application of computer systems in all the program options. IST courses develop skills in teamwork, interpersonal relationships, critical thinking, communication, collaborative problem-solving and hands-on computer technologies. IST students (associate and bachelor level) will gain experience in the practical application of their knowledge though a required internship in industry. Career positions available to IST graduates include systems analyst, network administrator, telecommunications analyst, Web master, database analyst, and administrator. These are just a few of the ever expanding career opportunities that the IST program prepares its students for.

The overarching theme of the IST program is to develop leaders and knowledge workers for the digital age.