Visit A Guide to the IST Program to obtain a complete list of courses for each option.
Visit PSY IST Course Descriptions to obtain a complete list of course descriptions.
Information Systems: Design and Development
This option focuses on expanding the skills needed to develop advanced information technology systems using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. The emphasis is on providing students with both knowledge in the design, implementation, testing and evolution of complex software systems and a set of project-oriented, team-programming experiences. Required courses include IST 311, IST 411 and IST 413.
Information Technology: Integration and Application
This option prepares students to use information technology to realize a variety of system-based goals (such as reliability, accessibility and efficiency). The option focuses on developing a theoretical foundation and the skill set needed for integrating information technology into different systems to improve their performance. The emphasis is on providing students with both the theoretical framework needed to use information technology as a system attribute as well as a set of application-oriented experiences and skills. Required courses include IST 302, IST 420 and IST 421.
For additional information, please contact any member of the Penn State York IST faculty.