4-Year Information Sciences & Technology

4-Year Information Sciences & Technology

What is IST?

Information Sciences and Technology (IST) bridges the knowledge gap between the diverse fields of business and computer science. 

IST students:

  • Build a solid technical background in networking, databases, programming, and system integration
  • Explore the application of technology in the workforce, such as matching information systems to business needs
  • Practice the teamwork, project management and analytical skills needed in today's workplace

Students must complete an internship and a fourth-year capstone project. During the capstone experience, teams of students engage in finding solutions to the real problems of major local companies.


Note: the IST degree program is one of three Penn State New Kensington baccalaureate degrees that can be completed during the daytime or evening hours.  Learn more about our evening programs.