The Information Systems and Technology department offers undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, dual undergraduate + graduate degree, undergraduate certificates, graduate certificates, and undergraduate minors.

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Undergraduate Programs (degrees, minors, and certificates)

Master of Science Graduate Degrees

2+3 BS and MS Dual Degree

Stackable Graduate Certificates

MBA with IST Emphasis

 


Undergraduate Programs


Bachelor of Science Degrees


Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology is 120 credit-hour undergraduate program.

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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity with Information Systems and Technology Emphasis is a 120 credit-hour degree program.

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Undergraduate Minors


A 15 credit-hour minor in Information Systems and Technology open to all majors on campus. Suitable for students who wish to add a technical background to their resume. Take courses that cover programming, information security, cloud computing, business intelligence, and other high demand skill areas.

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A 15 credit-hour minor in Cybersecurity open to all majors on campus. Suitable for students who wish to add a fairly broad exposure to foundations of cybersecurity, networking, information security and risk management, and software assurance, among other topics, to their resume.

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Undergraduate Certificates


An 18 credit-hour program designed to provide a strong background in both technical and management aspects of cybersecurity. Suitable for students do not currently have an undergraduate degree but who want significant breadth and depth in cybersecurity without committing to a full bachelors degree. Students pursuing other undergraduate majors may also find it useful to add this certificate to their portfolio.

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2+3 BS & MS in Information Systems and Technology Dual Degree Program


Finish both your undergraduate and graduate degrees together in a shorter time.

The 2+3 Combined BS/MS program in Information Systems and Technology provides an opportunity for students of recognized academic ability and educational maturity to complete the requirements for both degrees in 5 years of full-time study.

The combined program allows students to complete both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in Information Systems and Technology with a total of 135 credit hours instead of the typical 150 credit hours if the degrees were pursued separately. When all the requirements of the BS/MS program have been completed, students will be awarded both the BS and MS degrees.

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Graduate Programs


Master of Science Degrees


A 30 credit-hour program designed for working professionals aspiring to add an exciting technology and management degree that's customizable by the student. Depending on student goals, any two graduate certificates (12 credit hours each) may be combined together with two additional courses to obtain the MS IST degree. 

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A strong 30 credit-hour graduate program in cybersecurity with a focus on management aspects of cybersecurity. Entry requirements include basic technical foundations and/or work experience related to Information Technology (IT). This emphasis is designed for professionals from a diverse set of undergraduate backgrounds who wish to transition into management of information security or general IT management related roles.

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Stackable Graduate Certificates

The Information Systems and Technology department offers stackable graduate certificates.

These are focused and intense curricula of study geared toward particular knowledge, skills, and abilities within high-demand fields of study to foster reskilling/upskilling of the regional and national talent pool. Further, these certificates create flexible pathways for students to complete the full Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology (MSIST) by transferring all courses taken within Graduate Certificates into the MSIST. Certificates are a good way to build skills while at the same time suitable for prospective students who may not be ready to commit to a full degree but wish to leave the option open and work toward it.


The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology provides students with core technical skills in programming, database management, systems analysis, and systems design. These skills are a foundation for specialized domains of study in business intelligence, cybersecurity, and enterprise systems development.

This 12 credit hour certificate program also counts toward the 30 credit hour Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree program requirements.

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The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems Development is designed to help students from all backgrounds achieve competence in the development and management of web-based or legacy information systems including the interface with contemporary programming languages, frameworks, platforms, testing methodologies, and security standards.

This 12 credit hour certificate program also counts toward the 30 credit hour Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree program requirements.

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The Graduate Certificate in Business intelligence (BI) prepares students to support better business decision-making. The certificate blends analytics and information technology in a unique program during which students work on industry datasets and learn to appreciate the difficulties of large-scale, unstructured data as well as the need for nuanced solutions.

This 12 credit hour certificate program also counts toward the 30 credit hour Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree program requirements.

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The Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management and Auditing provides students an opportunity to pursue a focused study of core information security management principles and practices and auditing of information security programs and operations.

The program is suitable for candidates with undergraduate education and/or work experience in business related fields and who do not prior technical background. It’s also suitable for candidates with Information Technology and/or technical cybersecurity backgrounds who wish to broaden their skill-sets in the business and management aspects of information security.

This 12 credit hour certificate program also counts toward the 30 credit hour Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree program requirements.

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The Graduate Certificate is Cybersecurity is a multidisciplinary certificate program designed for students from diverse backgrounds who wish to get a foundation in cybersecurity. Given its flexible structure, it allows students to pursue either more technical courses throughout their program or have a mixture of technical and non-technical courses to match their interests and skill-sets.

This 12 credit hour certificate program also counts toward the 30 credit hour Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree requirements or the Master of Science in Cybersecurity - Information Systems and Technology degree program.

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MBA with IST Emphasis

The Master of Business Administration (Flex MBA) program offered by the College of Business Administration provides students an opportunity to add the Information Systems and Technology emphasis as part of their MBA program requirements. The Information Systems and Technology Emphasis in the Flex MBA program requires a total of 12 credit hours.

Students can customize their emphasis or choose courses that can also get them a Graduate Certificate from IST department.

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