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 business analytics & data science, 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 (IS&T) Core courses and IS&T Electives provide students with comprehensive knowledge of information technology utilization in businesses.  These courses include business analytics & data science, 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 IS&T Core, IS&T 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
IS&T 17503IS&T 15613
7 credit hours of Mathematical Science or Science57BUS 11103
 BUS 12103
 14 16
Sophomore Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
ECON 12003IS&T 31313
SP&M S 11853Science Elective23
IS&T 15623IS&T Elective 43
ENGLISH 1600 or TCH COM 160063STAT 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 43ENGLISH 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 46IS&T Elective43
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 3110IS&T 1561, IS&T 1562 , 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 IS&T Electives.

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 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Business

The Minor requires 15 credit hours, as follows:

BUS 5730Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Business3
IS&T 5535Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications3
IS&T 3420Introduction to Data Science and Management3
And two courses from the following list:6
Statistical Tools For Decision Making
Data Networks and Information Security
Systems Analysis
Business Analytics and Data Science
Introduction to Information Visualization
Data Science and Machine Learning with Python
Use of Business Intelligence

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
or BUS 1414 The Inclusive Workplace
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
Two courses from the following list:6
Digital Commerce and IoT Analytics
Business Analytics and Data Science
Introduction to Information Visualization
Data Science and Machine Learning with Python
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Business

Minor in Business Applications and Software Development

The Minor requires 15 credit hours, as follows:

Required Courses:6
Introduction to Data Science and Management
Digital Media Development and Interactive Design
And three courses from the following list:9
Implementing Information Systems: Data Perspective
Java and Data Structures
Computing Internals and Operating Systems
Database Management
Database Applications in Business
Enterprise Application Development and Software Security
Data Science and Machine Learning with Python

Minor in Cybersecurity Management and Information Assurance

This minor requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

The following three courses are required:

BUS 5910Privacy and Information Security3
IS&T 5780Human and Organizational Factors in Cybersecurity3
IS&T 3333Data Networks and Information Security3
Two of the following courses must also be taken:6
Enterprise Application Development and Software Security
Introduction to Data Science and Management
Digital Commerce and IoT Analytics
Fundamentals of Mobile Technology for Business

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
Computer Aided Design: Theory and Practice

Minor in Electronic and Social Commerce

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

IS&T 4641Digital Commerce and IoT Analytics3
BUS 1414The Inclusive Workplace3
Three courses from the following list:9
Management and Leadership of Technological Innovation
Fundamentals of Mobile Technology for Business
Advanced Web Development
Law and Ethics in E-Commerce
Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience
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
The Inclusive Workplace
Customer Focus and Satisfaction
Strategic Management
Digital Commerce and IoT Analytics
Introduction to Web Design and Digital Media Studies
Management and Leadership of Technological Innovation
Fundamentals of Mobile Technology for Business
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
or BUS 1414 The Inclusive Workplace
FINANCE 2150Corporate Finance I3
and three courses from the following:9
Financial Statement Analysis
Corporate Finance II
Investments I
Financial Technology and Analytics
Total Credits15

Minor in Financial Technology, Analytics and Transformation

The Minor requires 15 credit hours, as follows:

Required Courses:6
Corporate Finance I
Financial Technology and Analytics
One or more of the following courses must be taken:3
Introduction to Data Science and Management
Financial Statement Analysis
One or more of the following courses must be taken:6
Digital Commerce and IoT Analytics
Human and Organizational Factors in Cybersecurity
Data Science and Machine Learning with Python
Performance Dashboard, Scorecard and Data Visualization
Use of Business Intelligence
Corporate Finance II
Investments I

Minor in Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience

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

PSYCH 1101General Psychology3
IS&T 4654Introduction to Web Design and Digital Media Studies3
IS&T 5885Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience3
And two of the following6
IS&T 4680
Prototyping Human-Computer Interactions
Human-Computer Interaction Evaluation

Minor in Information Science and Technology

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

IS&T 1750 Introduction to Management Information Systems

IS&T 1551 Implementing Information Systems: User Perspective or IS&T 1561 Algorithms and Programming with Java

IS&T 1552 Implementing Information Systems: Data Perspective or IS&T 1562 Java and Data Structures

ERP 2110 Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning

One other IS&T or ERP course at the 2000 level or above.

Minor in Management

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

BUS 1110Introduction to Management and Entrepreneurship3
BUS 1414The Inclusive Workplace3
Three courses from the following list:9
Business Law
Introduction to Teambuilding and Leadership
Business Negotiations
Customer Focus and Satisfaction
Business Operations
Human Resource Management
Strategic Management
Privacy and Information Security
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
or BUS 1414 The Inclusive Workplace
MKT 3110Marketing3
Three courses from the following list:9
Consumer Behavior
Marketing Strategy
Digital Marketing and Promotions
Marketing for Non-Profits
Customer Relationship Management in ERP Environment
Big Data Consumer Analytics
Other marketing electives approved by the department (MKT 3000 and above)

Minor in Mobile Business and Digital Transformation

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

Two or three of the following courses must be taken:9
Digital Commerce and IoT Analytics
Introduction to Web Design and Digital Media Studies (Two or three of the following courses must be taken:)
Fundamentals of Mobile Technology for Business
Enterprise Application Development and Software Security
Two or three of the following courses must be taken:6
The Inclusive Workplace
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
Digital Marketing and Promotions
Digital Media Development and Interactive Design

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 1310 Exposure to Computer Experience (LEC 3.0)

The course provides an overview of simple computing concepts. Students are gently introduced to programming and discuss the impact of computing on society. Students are made aware of various computing-related careers.


IS&T 1311 Exposure to Computing Principles (LEC 3.0)

Students are introduced to various computing concepts including computer graphics, algorithms, agile development, the world wide web, e-commerce and mobile applications.


IS&T 1312 Computer Programming Exposure (LEC 3.0)

The course exposes students to principles of programming including variables, data types, expressions, assignment, variables, classes, arrays and other data structures and recursion.


IS&T 1314 Exposure to Cybersecurity Concepts (LEC 3.0)

This course provides an overview of basic cybersecurity issues, including evaluating of security needs, cryptography, and threat assessment. The course covers a broad array of security topics including data security, network security, security ethics and security as a computing profession. Students are exposed to various industry-standard security tools.


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. Prerequisites: IS&T 1551.


IS&T 1561 Algorithms and Programming with Java (LEC 3.0)

Introduction to programming using Java. Topics include basic programming concepts such as variable data, decision-making, and repetitive code. Also algorithm design and analysis, event-driven design with classes and methods. Numerous programs and group exercises.


IS&T 1561H Algorithms and Prog Java-Honors (LEC 3.0)


IS&T 1562 Java and Data Structures (LEC 3.0)

Provides an intermediate knowledge of programming using Java. Important concepts of Object Oriented programming will be covered. A significant part of the course will be devoted to data structures and how to handle them. Numerous programs will be assigned. Prerequisites: IS&T 1561.


IS&T 1750 Introduction to Management Information Systems (LEC 3.0)

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: A grade of "C" or better in IS&T 1562 or IS&T 1552 or Comp Sci 1575.


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: At least Sophomore standing.


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 1562 or IS&T 1552 or Comp Sci 1575.


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; A grade of "C" or better in IS&T 1551 or IS&T 1561 or Comp Sci 1570.


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 3131 and either IS&T 1562 or IS&T 1552.


IS&T 4000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

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


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:A grade of "C" or better in IS&T 1551 or IS&T 1561 or Comp Sci 1570.


IS&T 4444 Introduction to Data Warehouses (LEC 3.0)

This course presents the topic of data warehouses and the value to the organization. It takes the student from the database platform to structuring a data warehouse environment. Focus is placed on simplicity and addressing the user community needs. Prerequisites: IS&T 3423.


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


IS&T 4641 Digital Commerce and IoT Analytics (LEC 3.0)

Introduction to methods and concepts of data analytics that provides digital marketers and managers the foundation needed to make decisions or detect patterns based on data from eCommerce websites or from Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Key metrics, process, and challenges will be covered. 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 Introduction to Web Design and Digital Media Studies (LEC 3.0)

The course covers web design and digital media, including topics such as social media, cyberculture, service design thinking, citizen journalism, crowd intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, privacy, and copyright.


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 5131 Foundations of Computer Architecture (LEC 3.0)

Design-oriented foundations of computer components and operation. Standard codes; number systems; base conversions; computer arithmetic; boolean algebra; operating system components including memory management, device management; plus related computer architecture topics. Research paper required. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing, strong programming knowledge.


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 Management and Leadership of Technological Innovation (LEC 3.0)

The course covers strategic management of technological innovation and leadership in managing technology-based organizations. It focuses on developing a general management perspective on technology, innovation, industry dynamics of technological innovation, and new product development. Prerequisite: Senior or Graduate Standing.


IS&T 5335 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: Junior standing or above.


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 5423 Foundations of Data Management (LEC 3.0)

Foundational concepts of database management systems. Issues in database architecture, design, administration, and implementation. Extensive use of SQL with Oracle to create and manage databases. Significant project dealing with triggers or stored procedures. Prerequisites: Strong programming knowledge required.


IS&T 5445 Database Marketing (LEC 3.0)

Intro to methods and concepts used in database marketing: 1) predictive modeling techniques (e.g., regression, decision trees, cluster analysis) and 2) standard processes for mapping business objectives to data mining goals to produce a deployable marketing model. Metrics like lifetime value of a customer and ROI will be covered. Prerequisite: Statistics understanding, programming understanding, familiarity with spreadsheets.


IS&T 5450 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 5520 Data Science and Machine Learning with Python (LEC 3.0)

Examines data science methodologies for scraping, manipulating, transforming, cleaning, visualizing, summarizing, and modeling large-scale data as well as supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms applied in various business analytics and data science scenarios. Python libraries such as Pandas, NumPy, Matplotlib, and Scikit-learn are utilized. Prerequisites: One of Stat 3111, Stat 3113, Stat 3115, or Stat 3117; one of IS&T 1552, IS&T 1562, Comp Sci 1575; for Graduate Students: knowledge of calculus, statistics, and programming.


IS&T 5535 Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications (LEC 3.0)

Introduces techniques of modern machine learning methods with applications in marketing, finance, and other business disciplines. Topics include regression, classification, resampling methods, model selection, regularization, decision trees, support vector machines, principal component analysis, and clustering. R programming is required. Prerequisites: One of Stat 3111, Stat 3113, Stat 3115, Stat 3117; one of IS&T 1552, IS&T 1562, Comp Sci 1575; or Graduate Standing with knowledge of calculus, statistics, and programming.


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 4654; one of IS&T 1551, IS&T 1561.


IS&T 5680 Digital Media Development and Interactive Design (LEC 3.0)

This course covers techniques and tools for design and development of digital and interactive media, including text, graphics, animation, audio, and video. Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in IS&T 1551, IS&T 1561 or Comp Sci 1570.


IS&T 5780 Human and Organizational Factors in Cybersecurity (LEC 3.0)

In-depth examination of human and organizational factors in cybersecurity and information assurance. Study of how to protect information integrity, availability, and confidentiality, as well as tools, methods, principles, and analytics for fraud prevention, insider threat detection, and forensic investigations. Assumes prior exposure to cybersecurity or IA.


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

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 (LEC 3.0)

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.


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

Langtao Chen, Assistant Professor
PHD Georgia State University

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

Cecil Chua, Associate Professor
PHD Georgia State University

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

Hanqing Fang, Assistant Professor
PHD Mississippi State University

Nobuyuki Fukawa, Associate Professor
PHD Louisiana State University

Michael Gene Hilgers, Professor
PHD Brown University

Bih-Ru Lea, Associate Professor
PHD Clemson University

Xiaoyu Li, Assistant Teaching Professor
PHD University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Yu Liu, Assistant Professor
PHD University of Oregon

Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Professor
PHD University of British Columbia

Elizabeth Ortmann Vincenzo, Adjunct Instructor
JD Loyola University Chicago

Keng Leng Siau, Professor
PHD University of British Columbia

Sarah Margaret Stanley, Associate Professor
PHD Saint Louis University

Wen-Bin Yu, Associate Professor
PHD University of Louisville

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

Wangchuchu Zhao, Specialist
MS Missouri University of Science and Technology

Cui Zou, Specialist
MS Missouri University of Science and Technology

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