The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in information technology.
The information technology major is a real-world, hands-on major that fills the gap between
computer scientists and general users. Graduates understand the fundamental concepts of information
processing and are able to use them to troubleshoot a multitude of end-user application problems.
The major requires a core of basic coursework in computer science, electronics and computer technology, and management information systems.
Students also complete a specialized track, developed in conjunction with a faculty advisor.
The computer science component offers exposure to operating systems, programming languages, computer architecture, databases, networking, multimedia, artificial intelligence, and software engineering.
Study in management information systems can include business computer systems and applications, database management and data processing, network management, business decision support systems, and business web development.
Electronics and computer technology study is application-oriented and includes technical content, information, and theory for design, development, and utilization in areas such as electronic circuitry, computer technology, networking, and other related technologies.
A specialized track is selected from courses offered by several ISU academic departments, including art, communications, journalism, geology/geography, and many more.
Advising is an important part of each student’s academic program. Each student works with a program
coordinator and an advisor to select a specialization track within the major—and then is assigned to a
faculty advisor from the area of specialization. In addition, the information technology major offers students
the flexibility to select a minor or pursue specialized academic interests in other areas.
Students are encouraged to explore the many opportunities for co-ops and internships that offer actual experience in their selected major and track.
Information technology graduates will find their generalized skills to be valuable in many occupational areas where computers play a vital role. Graduates may find jobs as programmer analysts or
The specialized track courses reflect the variety of other positions students might expect to find when they graduate. These include Web developer, Web programmer, network specialist,
database developer/administrator, digital multimedia specialist, digital communications specialist,
and applications developer.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.