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Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBA)

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The Bachelor of Arts in Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBA) is the newest degree offered in the College of IST. It provides avenues of study to those who are inherently independent and creative. If your goal after graduation is to be an entrepreneur, to go on to law school or to acquire an advanced degree in another field, this degree may be suitable for you.

In this program you will attain:

  • A thorough grounding in information sciences and technology
  • The ability to apply IT creatively, in "non-traditional" areas such as the arts and humanities
  • The breadth of experience needed to accomplish their goals

ISTBAThe B.A. in IST is highly interdisciplinary and the B.A. candidate will be equipped with the expertise and skill set to navigate through the increasingly complex technology landscape. It is not designed to accommodate students who have failed entrance-to-major requirements in another major. It is also not designed to provide a major for students who have accumulated many credits as a result of changing majors several times, and have credits in unrelated disciplines, etc. If you have completed more than 60 credits of coursework, you are not eligible.

With the ISTBA program, you will design your own course plan with the help of faculty in IST and from other disciplines that you plan to integrate into your ISTBA degree.

Who should enter the ISTBA?

The degree is suitable for students who wish to be entrepreneurs, who seek to go on to law or medical school, or want to acquire an advanced degree in graduate studies or another field. It is also suitable for students who wish to merge a thorough grounding in IST with another discipline, such as economics or media studies. Students can also easily incorporate a minor(s) as the base for the desired area of interest.

Who should NOT enter the ISTBA?

The Bachelor of Arts in Information Sciences and Technology is not designed to accommodate students who have failed entrance-to-major requirements in another major. It is also not available as a Concurrent Major or Sequential Degree. It is also not designed to provide a major for students who have accumulated many credits as a result of changing majors several times, and have credits in unrelated disciplines, etc. If you have attempted more than 60 credits of coursework, you are also not eligible.

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Undergraduate Recruiting

104 IST Building
Email: futurestudents@ist.psu.edu
Phone: (866) 225-8707

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