Program Overview

Pennsylvania State University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences & Technology program is designed to help students build or expand upon existing technical knowledge and skills. This program prepares students for careers in a range of industries, including the rapidly growing healthcare, government, financial services, and education fields.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

    125 credit hours are required to complete degree program studies. High school graduate or GED equivalent. Completion of entrance-to-college requirements. Official transcripts (including college or university transcripts, if applicable).

    Restrictions

    North Carolina residents enrolled in online programs are not approved to participate in credit-bearing field experiences (internships, practicum, etc.) due to state regulations. Because the Associate in Science in IST requires an internship, North Carolina residents should consult with an adviser before applying. Alternate methods may be available.

    School Overview

    Pennsylvania State University is a land-grant university founded in 1855 as the Farmer’s High School of Pennsylvania. Today, it is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive campuses, awarding bachelor's degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, post master's certificates, master's degrees and doctoral degrees. The main campus of Pennsylvania State University is located in State College, Pennsylvania, and its World Campus houses distance education programs. Penn State’s mission is “Our research, scholarship, and creative activity promote human and economic development, global understanding, and progress in professional practice through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions”. 

    There are 14 academic colleges within Pennsylvania State University and each offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees on multiple campuses and online.

    • College of Agricultural Sciences
    • College of Arts and Architecture
    • Smeal College of Business
    • College of Communications
    • College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Health and Human Development
    • College of Information Sciences and Technology
    • College of the Liberal Arts
    • College of Nursing
    • Eberly College of Science

     

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