Information Science and Technology

Information science and technology offers a bachelors degree focused on today's cutting-edge information technology. Students in information science and technology study the latest technology in areas including networking, database management systems, telecommunications, enterprise resource planning, human-computer interaction, e-commerce, and integrated business systems. Professionals in this field administer, maintain, and support computer systems and networks.

Today's business environments have a critical need for professionals who have an understanding of information technologies based on a broad knowledge of management practices, economics, psychology, and the humanities. These individuals are needed to implement technology to support business processes, managerial decision-making, and organizational communication.

As an information science and technology major, you will take courses that are rigorous and oriented toward building the foundation necessary for lifetime learning. Studying at Missouri S&T, you will benefit from the world-class computer environment and your association with excellent students from around the country and the world. Students in the program are strongly encouraged to do summer internships or co-ops with companies before they graduate. There are many rich opportunities and students benefit greatly in terms of their education and the edge they have seeking full-time employment once they graduate.

Bachelor of Science
Information Science and Technology

In Information Science and Technology, the Bachelor of Science degree consists of 120 credit hours. All undergraduate students in Business and Management Systems are required to complete a General Education Requirements Core, including courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science, and Communication Skills.

A common departmental core of courses in Management and Information Technology helps provide students with skills to succeed in a fast-changing and globalized environment.  Information Science and Technology (IST) Core courses and IST Electives provide students with comprehensive knowledge of information technology utilization in businesses.  These courses include database management, systems analysis, introduction to data science and management, computing internals, networks and communications, and electronic and mobile commerce.  The electives for this degree consist of advanced coursework in the areas introduced by the required courses.

A minimum grade of "C" is required in the IST Core, IST Electives, Management, and Information Technology courses.  Students have 9 credit hours for free electives.

Freshman Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
BUS 181011PSYCH 11013
ENGLISH 11203MATH 12124
MATH 114053IS&T 15513
Science Elective23BUS 11103
IS&T 17503BUS 12103
Laboratory w/Science Elective1 
 14 16
Sophomore Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
ECON 12003IS&T 31313
SP&M S 11853Science Elective23
IS&T 15523IS&T Elective or Emphasis Area43
ENGLISH 1600 or TCH COM 16003STAT 31113
ERP 21103ECON 11003
 15 15
Junior Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
IS&T 46543IS&T 33433
FINANCE 21503MKT 31103
IS&T 34233IS&T 34203
IS&T 33333IS&T 46413
IS&T Elective or Emphasis Area43ENGLISH 2560 or TCH COM 25603
 15 15
Senior Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
Free Elective3BUS 59803
Fine Art, Social Science, or Humanities Elective33POL SCI 12003
IS&T Electives or Emphasis Area46IS&T Elective or Emphasis Area43
History Elective3Free Electives6
 15 15
Total Credits: 120

A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses for graduation; BUS 1110 ,  BUS 1210 , BUS 1810 , BUS 5980 , ECON 1100 , ECON 1200 , ERP 2110FINANCE 2150 , MKT 3110 , IS&T 1551 , IS&T 1552 , IS&T 1750 , IS&T 3131 , IS&T 3333 , IS&T 3343 , IS&T 3420 , IS&T 3423, IS&T 4641, IS&T 4654, and all IST Electives.

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Writing intensive course

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Any course in the following areas:  biology, chemistry, geology, geological engineering, physics.

3

Any course in the following areas not used for other degree requirements:  art, economics, English, foreign language, history, literature, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, theater.

4

A grade of “C” or better is required in IS&T electives and emphasis area courses for graduation. Students choosing the human-computer interaction emphasis area must take IS&T 5885, IS&T 5886, and either IS&T 5887 . Students choosing the enterprise resource planning emphasis area must take 9 hours of ERP-designated courses at the 4000-level or above. Students who choose no emphasis area must take three courses from:  IS&T 4000-level or above, ERP 4000-level or above, COMP SCI 4700, COMP SCI 5601.

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MATH 1120 may be subsituted for MATH 1140.

Emphasis Areas

Two emphasis areas may be taken to specialize if the student wishes to do so. The first, human-computer interaction, consists of three courses:

IS&T 5885Human-Computer Interaction3
IS&T 5886Prototyping Human-Computer Interactions3
IS&T 5887Human-Computer Interaction Evaluation3

The second emphasis area, enterprise resource planning, consists of any 9 hours of ERP-designated courses at the 4000-level or above.

Minors

You must see the department advisor and complete a minor application before beginning your minor. Requirements change over time. You will be held to the requirements in force at the time you apply for the minor. Postponing your application for the minor may result in you having to take additional courses to complete the minor. At least six (6) hours of the minor course work must be taken in residence at Missouri S&T.

Minor in Business

The minor in business and management systems requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

FINANCE 2150Corporate Finance I3
ECON 1100Principles Of Microeconomics3
or ECON 1200 Principles Of Macroeconomics
BUS 1110Introduction to Management and Entrepreneurship3
BUS 1210Financial Accounting3
MKT 3110Marketing3

Minor in Business Analytics and Data Science

The minor in business analytics and data science requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

IS&T 1750Introduction to Management Information Systems3
IS&T 3423Database Management3
IS&T 3420Introduction to Data Science and Management3

And two of the following:

IS&T 4450 Introduction to Information Visualization
IS&T 5420 Business Analytics and Data Science

IS&T 5001 Data Methodologies in Python

Minor in Digital Supply Chain Management

The minor in digital supply chain management requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

BUS 5360Business Operations3
or MECH ENG 3653 Manufacturing
ERP 5310Supply Chain Management Systems in an ERP Environment3
ERP 4610Customer Relationship Management in ERP Environment3
or MECH ENG 5760/AERO ENG 5760 Probabilistic Engineering Design
Two courses from the following list: *6
Use of Business Intelligence
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Design and Implementation
Rapid Product Design And Optimization
Design For Manufacture
Integrated Product And Process Design
Principles And Practice Of Computer Aided Design
*

Non business and information technology students must select ERP 5110 as one of the two electives.

Minor in Electronic and Social Commerce

The minor in electronic and social commerce requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

IS&T 4641Electronic and Mobile Commerce3
Four courses from the following list:12
Fundamentals of Mobile Technology for Business
Technological Innovation Management and Leadership
Advanced Web Development
Law and Ethics in E-Commerce
Human-Computer Interaction
Prototyping Human-Computer Interactions
Digital Marketing and Promotions
Marketing Strategy

Minor in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

The minor in ERP requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

BUS 1210Financial Accounting3
ERP 2110Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning3
ERP 5110Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Design and Implementation3
Six credit hours of electives from any other ERP-designated courses at the 4000-level or above6
Total Credits15

Minor in Entrepreneurship

The minor in entrepreneurship requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

BUS 1110Introduction to Management and Entrepreneurship3
BUS 5980Business Models for Entrepreneurship and Innovation3
MKT 5310Digital Marketing and Promotions3
Two courses from the following list:6
Customer Focus and Satisfaction
Strategic Management
Electronic and Mobile Commerce
Web and Digital Media Development
Fundamentals of Mobile Technology for Business
Technological Innovation Management and Leadership
Advanced Web and Digital Media Development
Prototyping Human-Computer Interactions
Technical Entrepreneurship
Engineering Design Optimization

Minor in Finance

The minor in finance requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

ECON 1100Principles Of Microeconomics3
or ECON 1200 Principles Of Macroeconomics
FINANCE 2150Corporate Finance I3
Three additional FINANCE electives at the 3000 level or above (Undergraduate Research is acceptable)9
Total Credits15

Minor in Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience

The minor in human-computer interaction and user experience requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

IS&T 4654Web and Digital Media Development3
IS&T 4680Introduction to Web and New Media Studies3
IS&T 5885Human-Computer Interaction3
IS&T 5886Prototyping Human-Computer Interactions3
IS&T 5887Human-Computer Interaction Evaluation3

Minor in Information Science and Technology

The minor in information science and technology requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

IS&T 1750Introduction to Management Information Systems3
IS&T 1551Implementing Information Systems: User Perspective3
IS&T 1552Implementing Information Systems: Data Perspective3
ERP 2110Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning3
One other IS&T or ERP course at the 2000-level or above.3
Total Credits15

Minor in Management

The minor in management requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

BUS 1110Introduction to Management and Entrepreneurship3
Four courses from the following list:12
Business Law
Introduction to Teambuilding and Leadership
Business Negotiations
Customer Focus and Satisfaction
Business Operations
Human Resource Management
Strategic Management
Information Systems Project Management
Introduction to Project Management

Minor in Marketing

The minor in marketing requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

ECON 1100Principles Of Microeconomics3
or ECON 1200 Principles Of Macroeconomics
MKT 3110Marketing3
Three courses from the following list:9
Consumer Behavior
Digital Marketing and Promotions
Customer Focus and Satisfaction
Marketing Strategy
Customer Relationship Management in ERP Environment
Other marketing electives approved by the department (MKT 3000 and above)

Minor in Mobile Business and Technology

The minor in mobile business and technology requires  the following15 hours of coursework:

IS&T 4641Electronic and Mobile Commerce3
IS&T 4335Fundamentals of Mobile Technology for Business3
ERP 5240Enterprise Portal and Mobile Application Development3
Two courses from the following list:6
Data Networks and Information Security
Advanced Web Development
Prototyping Human-Computer Interactions
Customer Relationship Management in ERP Environment
Supply Chain Management Systems in an ERP Environment
Performance Dashboard, Scorecard and Data Visualization

IS&T 1001 Special Topics (IND 0.0-6.0)

This is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

IS&T 1551 Implementing Information Systems: User Perspective (LEC 3.0)

Introduction to object-oriented programming in the context of developing and implementing the various components of an information system with particular attention given to system interface such as window and web forms. Class will include numerous projects covering foundational programming.

IS&T 1552 Implementing Information Systems: Data Perspective (LEC 3.0)

Continuation of object-oriented programming in the context of developing and implementing the various components of an information system with particular attention given to database incorporation. Class will include numerous projects covering intermediate topics. Prerequisite: IS&T 1551 or Comp Sci 1570 or Comp Sci 1970 or Comp Sci 1971.

IS&T 1750 Introduction to Management Information Systems (LAB 1.0 and LEC 2.0)

This course familiarizes the students with the fundamental concepts and principles of management information systems. Topics covered include the strategic role of IT, decision support systems, database and datawarehouse, enterprise applications, mobile applications, and social and ethical issues related to information systems.

IS&T 2000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

IS&T 2001 Special Topics (IND 0.0-6.0)

This is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

IS&T 2002 Cooperative Training in Information Science & Technology (IND 0.0-6.0)

On-the-job experience gained through cooperative education with industry with credit arranged through departmental co-op advisor. Grade received depends on quality of reports submitted and work supervisors's evaluation. Prerequisite: Completed 30 hours toward degree.

IS&T 3000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

IS&T 3001 Special Topics (LEC 0.0-6.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

IS&T 3131 Computing Internals And Operating Systems (LEC 3.0)

Design-oriented introduction to computer components and operation. Standard codes; number systems; base conversions; computer arithmetic; boolean algebra; operating system components including memory management, device management, and I/O management; and related issues are covered. Prerequisite: IS&T 1552 or Comp Sci 1510.

IS&T 3321 Network Performance Design And Management (LEC 3.0)

This course provides analytical capabilities needed to effectively design, deploy, and manage computer networks and protocols. Prerequisites: IS&T 3333.

IS&T 3333 Data Networks and Information Security (LEC 3.0)

The course provides an overview of current and evolving networking and information security principles. Concepts include network standards and protocols; operation and management; switching and routing; area networks; wireless network infrastructure; security frameworks, policies, and management. Prerequisites: IS&T 1750; IS&T 1552 or Comp Sci 1510.

IS&T 3343 Systems Analysis (LEC 3.0)

Introduction to the processes by which business information systems are analyzed, designed, and introduced into the business environment. Topics include investigation of existing systems, requirements analysis, logical and physical design, database design, forms design, and report analysis. Prerequisite: IS&T 3423.

IS&T 3420 Introduction to Data Science and Management (LEC 3.0)

Introduces students to increasing business success through analysis of large-scale data collections. Topics include: import/export of data, summary statistics, cross-tabulation, data transformations (sub setting, merging, sorting and aggregation), modeling methods, and visualization. Significant programming in R is expected. Prerequisites: IS&T 1552 or Comp Sci 1510.

IS&T 3423 Database Management (LEC 3.0)

The course introduces the concepts of database management systems. Issues in database architecture, design, administration, and implementation are covered. Prerequisites: IS&T 1750; IS&T 1552 or Comp Sci 1510.

IS&T 3443 Database Applications in Business (LEC 3.0)

Design, development and implementation of application software typical to the modern business environment utilizing popular commercial database management systems such as Oracle and Access. Focus given to business case modeling, requirement analysis, database design, and implementation challenges. Project oriented. Prerequisite: IS&T 3343.

IS&T 3553 Modular Software Systems in Java (LEC 3.0)

Introduction to Software Life Cycle and characteristics of large modular software systems. Exploration of software support for such systems, using Java, including use of GUI interfaces, advanced I/O and String handling, Interfaces, Threads, and other modularity features. Program project included. Prerequisites: IS&T 1552 and IS&T 3131.

IS&T 4001 Special Topics (LEC 0.0-6.0)

This is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

IS&T 4099 Undergraduate Research (IND 0.0-6.0)

Designed for the undergraduate student who wishes to engage in research. Not for graduate credit. Not more than six credit hours allowed for graduation credit. Subject and credit to be arranged with the instructor.

IS&T 4257 Network Economy (LEC 3.0)

Emerging Network/Internet economy, using traditional economic tools. Topics: production and reproduction cost of information, information as an "experience good, " versions of products, switching cost, lock-in effects, market adoption dynamics, first-mover advantage, intellectual property rights. Prerequisite: Econ 1100 or Econ 1200. (Co-listed with Econ 4130).

IS&T 4261 Information Systems Project Management (LEC 3.0)

The course overviews general project management principles and then focuses on information system application development. Topics include requirements analysis, project scheduling, risk management, quality assurance, testing, and team coordination. Prerequisites: IST 1552 or Comp Sci 1510; Senior Standing.

IS&T 4335 Fundamentals of Mobile Technology for Business (LEC 3.0)

A broad overview of mobile technology use in business environments.Topics include the mobile industry; mobile network and wireless standards; mobile devices; mobile web design and app development; social and user experience issues; mobile marketing and commerce. Prerequisites: IS&T 3333.

IS&T 4450 Introduction to Information Visualization (LEC 3.0)

Topics include: the visualization development framework, traditional presentations of data, human perception and aesthetics, colorspace theory, visualization algorithms and software, modern visualizations of large data sets. Application of R packages will be emphasized throughout. Prerequisites: Statistics, Calculus, and Programming Knowledge.

IS&T 4641 Electronic and Mobile Commerce (LEC 3.0)

Introduction to fundamental concepts of management and application to IT and support of commerce. Examines the use of IT in business processes and the management issues of integrating IT into organization processes to gain a competitive advantage. Prerequisites: IS&T 1750 and at least Sophomore standing.

IS&T 4642 E-Commerce Architecture (LEC 3.0)

Course will cover the issues associated with computer architecture, as it relates specifically to e-commerce applications. Topics will include e-commerce systems and processes, specialized software, and databases. Prerequisite: IS&T 3333.

IS&T 4654 Web and Digital Media Development (LEC 3.0)

This course covers techniques and tools for design and development of web-based media, including text, graphics, animation, audio, and video.

IS&T 4680 Introduction to Web and New Media Studies (LEC 3.0)

The course covers web culture, including topics such as social media, citizen journalism, crowd intelligence, privacy, and copyright. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

IS&T 5000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

IS&T 5001 Special Topics (LEC 0.0-6.0)

This is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

IS&T 5040 Oral Examination (IND 0.0)

After completion of all other program requirements, oral examinations for on-campus M.S./Ph.D. students may be processed during intersession. Off-campus M.S. students must be enrolled in oral examination and must have paid an oral examination fee at the time of the defense/comprehensive examination (oral/ written). All other students must enroll for credit commensurate with uses made of facilities and/or faculties. In no case shall this be for less than three (3) semester hours for resident students.

IS&T 5099 Research (IND 0.0-15)

Investigations of an advanced nature leading to the preparation of a thesis or dissertation. Consent of instructor required.

IS&T 5168 Law and Ethics in E-Commerce (LEC 3.0)

Provides the ethical framework to analyze the ethical, legal, and social issues that arise for citizens and computer professionals regarding the computerization of society. Topics include: free speech, privacy, intellectual property, product liability, and professional responsibility. (Co-listed with Philos 4368).

IS&T 5251 Technological Innovation Management and Leadership (LEC 3.0)

The course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for the development and implementation of effective strategies for the management of technology-based organizations. This involves: developing a general management perspective on technology and innovation, examining the problems of new product development, identifying distinctive technological competencies, licensing and marketing technologies, assessing the organizational and industrial context of technology. Prerequisite: Senior or Graduate Standing.

IS&T 5420 Business Analytics and Data Science (LEC 3.0)

Analysis of large business data sets via statistical summaries, cross-tabulation, correlation, and variance matrices. Techniques in model selection, prediction, and validation utilizing general linear and logistic regression, Bayesian methods, clustering, and visualization. Extensive programming in R is expected. Prerequisites: Calculus, Statistics, and Programming knowledge.

IS&T 5652 Advanced Web Development (LEC 3.0)

Advanced Web development techniques to provide dynamic interaction; methods for extracting and delivering dynamic information to/from Web servers - a hands-on approach. Emphasis on interaction with servers; mobile software development; processing of graphics and web video. Project work is required. Prerequisites: IS&T 1551 and IS&T 4654.

IS&T 5885 Human-Computer Interaction (LEC 3.0)

Introduction to the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Students examine issues and challenges related to the interaction between people and technology. The class explores the social and cognitive characteristics of people who use information systems. Students learn techniques for understanding user needs, interface prototyping & interface evaluation.

IS&T 5886 Prototyping Human-Computer Interactions (LAB 1.5 and LEC 1.5)

This course explores novel HCI and UX technologies as well as methods and tools for creating system prototypes, including best practices and guidelines for optimal user experiences. Example concepts include mobile applications, behavioral monitoring, gamification, natural user interfaces, haptics, and computers as social actors. Prerequisite: Preceded or accompanied by IS&T 5885.

IS&T 5887 Human-Computer Interaction Evaluation (LAB 1.5 and LEC 1.5)

This course covers research and analysis methods and tools for evaluation of the impact of information technology systems on humans and organizations. The focus will be on practical evaluation with the goal of providing recommendations for improving system functionality and usability. Prerequisite: Preceded or accompanied by IS&T 5885.

Carla Pauline Bates, Assistant Teaching Professor
MASTER Missouri S&T

Darryl Lee Brinkmann, Adjunct Instructor
MASTER Sangamon State University

Randy Lawrence Canis, Adjunct Professor
JD University of Missouri-Columbia

Yu Hsien Chiu, Associate Teaching Professor
MASTER University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Craig C Claybaugh, Associate Professor
PHD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Arlan Dekock, Professor Emeritus
PHD University of South Dakota

Cassandra Carlene Elrod, Associate Professor
PHD University of Missouri-Rolla

Li-Li Eng, Associate Professor
PHD University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Barry B Flachsbart, Professor
PHD Stanford University

Nobuyuki Fukawa, Associate Professor
PHD Louisiana State University

Richard H Hall, Professor
PHD Texas Christian University

Michael Gene Hilgers, Professor
PHD Brown University

Bih-Ru Lea, Associate Professor
PHD Clemson University

Chris J Merz, Adjunct Instructor
PHD University of California-Irvine

Fui Hoon Nah, Professor
PHD University of British Columbia

Nicholas Oswald, Adjunct Instructor
MASTER Missouri University of Science & Technology

Eun Soo Park, Associate Professor
PHD Northwestern University

Keng Leng Siau, Professor
PHD University of British Columbia

James K Tharp, Adjunct Instructor
MBA Webster University

Nathan W Twyman, Assistant Professor
PHD University of Arizona

Wen-Bin Yu, Associate Professor
PHD University of Louisville

Hongxian Zhang, Assistant Professor
PHD University of Texas at San Antonio

Superscripts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the faculty listing refer to the following common footnotes:
1 Registered Professional Engineer
2 Registered Geologist
3 Certified Health Physicist
4 Registered Architect
5 Board Certified, American Academy of Environmental Engineers
6 LEED AP Certified

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