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IST's Baccalaureate (four-year) degree program helps prepare students for leadership positions in the information sciences.

This major is structured to provide students with the theoretical frameworks and skill sets necessary to compete and be productive in the information technology-intensive global context that defines the new "Information Age." Specifically, the degree will be focused on a program that will build an understanding of core information technologies and related areas of study; will prepare students for the practical application of various information sciences and related technologies; and engage students in sharpening their abilities to think critically and to work in teams.

All this is done with considerable interdisciplinary integration in order to expose students to the cognitive, social, institutional, and global environments of IST. Team projects in most courses, a required internship, and a senior capstone experience provide additional, focused venues for involving students in the cutting-edge issues and technologies of the field.

To request information about the IST program, please go to our online Request Information Form.

You may also contact us by phone or email. 

For more information, contact the program coordinator: Tricia Clark, 610-396-6349, E-mail: tkc3@psu.edu at the Berks campus.

For admissions information, contact the Berks Admissions Office at
610-396-6060.