Degrees Offered within the IST Department

The Integrated Science and Technology degree program brings together faculty and subject matter from computer and information science, engineering, communication studies, mathematics, physics, biological sciences, and forensic science to create a unique degree program.

The Department of Integrated Science and Technology offers majors in:

Biotechnology

Preparation for industrial, biomedical, or environmental applications of biotechnology. Students can learn to apply modern DNA and protein techniques to identify criminals or develop pharmaceuticals and diagnostic tests of the future.

Biotechnology

Computer & Information Technology

Preparation for contributing to computing in the areas of designing and building network infrastructures, building or customizing software systems, designing and building user interfaces for a corporate Intranet/Internet presence, and managing an organization's data assets.

Computer & Information Technology

Criminal Justice & Criminology

Development of intellectual abilities, critical thinking skills, research skills, language/communication skills, and problem-solving skills within a broadly based exposure to the study of the law, the legal system, and the practical realities of how social, economic, and political contexts influence the roles of professionals/practitioners and also the operation of the criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice & Criminology

Digital Forensics & Information Assurance

Preparation for meeting the challenges of today's cyber threats. Students learn to conduct forensic analysis on a variety of devices and systems, defend a network, testify in court, and conduct penetration tests among other skills.

Digital Forensics & Information Assurance

Environmental Assessment and Policy

Preparation to take advantage of the widespread opportunities provided by our society's preservation and regulatory interests. Environmental students have the opportunity to use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to map features of ecosystems ranging from forests to wetlands.

Environmental Assessment and Policy

Environmental Science

A Bachelor of Science degree that involves science course work as well as major components of the traditional science curriculum.

Environmental Science

Natural Resource & Recreation Management

Professional degree for those interested in natural resources management, natural resources recreation/education, eco/sustainable tourism, or park administration.

Natural Resource & Recreation Management

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Goals of an IST Degree

  • Create a more effective method of engaging students by presenting the value and excitement of science and technology in today's world
  • Provide for the development of communication skills throughout the curriculum thus enhancing each students' potential for successful employment
  • Demonstrate the importance of science and technology to the needs of society and relate the issues of society to those who engage in science and technology
  • Integrate the use of computers and expert systems as a curriculum tool to teach decision making, information gathering, and communication
  • Provide a broad, interdisciplinary background for graduates that will more fully prepare them for changing employment opportunities
  • Create future employees who have solid backgrounds in science and technology as well as the communication skills and people skills necessary to work in a flexible and changing work environment

Degree Requirements

General Requirements

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