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Ryan Barton, Information Sciences & Technology (IST) sophomore and Navy veteran, brings a wealth of experience to the campus.  Click here to read Ryan's interesting education journey. 

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What is IST?

Information Sciences and Technology (IST) bridges the knowledge gap between the diverse fields of business and computer science. 
IST students:

  • Build a solid technical background in networking, databases, programming, and system integration
  • Explore the application of technology in the workforce, such as matching information systems to business needs
  • Work hands-on with industry-leading enterprise software, like Oracle and SAP
  • Practice the teamwork, project management and analytical skills needed in today's workplace

Students must complete an internship and a fourth-year capstone project. During the capstone experience, teams of students engage in finding solutions to the real problems of major local companies.


The IST degree program is one of four Penn State New Kensington baccalaureate degrees that can be completed in evening hours.  Click here for more information on evening programs.