The IST Department was reviewed by Marshall in 2003 and designated a "Program of Excellence" based on: Our innovative curriculum; strong levels of student success in gaining employment in their field; and in student success in pursuing advanced study. The review praised our award-winning faculty for their quality teaching and innovative research.
Since 2003, IST has expanded its offerings in Computer and Information Technology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science. The department has also added new areas of emphasis in Game Development in cooperation with the Department of Art and Design and in Computer Forensics in cooperation with the Department of Criminal Justice.
IST graduates have been highly successful in gaining employment in their fields and in entering graduate or professional schools. As a result they have been able to choose whether to remain in the area or move to pursue opportunities. Graduates work or attend graduate school in the tri-state area and also in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Washington DC, Texas, California and even Australia.