Information Science and Technology Major
Hone you analytical and critical thinking skills and learn how to apply innovative solutions to complex technology and systems problems with the Bachelor of Arts in Information Science and Technology and the Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology at Temple’s College of Science and Technology. Coursework for both degrees focuses on the design, development, testing and documentation of information systems. You’ll be well-positioned for a career as a database administrator, network analyst, or web and application developer.
The Information Science and Technology BA and BS undergraduate degrees are completed over 123 credit hours. You’ll become proficient in
- programming languages;
- working with computer graphics, databases and web technologies; and
- understanding operating systems and system architectures, such as distributed and network systems.
Both degrees provide the foundation for you to explore career opportunities and advance in the field. You’ll take a capstone course over two semesters, intended to give you real-world experience with professional organizations. Graduates work in government agencies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and schools. You’ll be prepared to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees in multiple areas of information science and related disciplines.
A tight-knit community of faculty and students makes up the program. You’ll be able to research with faculty in areas such as collaboration technologies, computer interaction and ethics, and human-computer interaction.
Choosing between the BA and BS
The Information Science and Technology BS degree requires between 72 and 76 credit hours. The curriculum includes classes that dig deep into technical development, including four advanced Information Science and Technology electives. Comparatively, the Information Science and Technology BA degree requires 60 credit hours, with the flexibility to take classes offered through the College of Liberal Arts.