Information Systems & Technologies

Bachelor of Science Degree (BS)

Prerequisites: IST Associate of Science Degree, or equivalent degree or course work (which may be articulated for the IST Associate) from an accredited AS/AA program.
Most business and economics courses with numbers above 3000 require formal admission to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics and prior completion of ACTG 2010ECON 2010ECON 2020IST 2010, and QUAN 2600. These five courses are referred to collectively as “Business Foundations.” (Refer to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics Requirements.)
Minor: Not required.
Grade Requirements: Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must complete all prerequisite and required business and economics courses with a grade of "C-" or higher. In addition, the cumulative Business Foundations GPA, the overall business and economics GPA, and the overall university GPA must be 2.5 or higher.
Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; 60-61 of these are School requirements, 33 are required within the major, and the balance should be taken outside of the major. The required 40 upper-division credit hours (courses numbered 3000 and above) are included in the School and major requirements.


Advisement is strongly encouraged for all GSBE majors and minors. See more information on available advising resources.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is required for all business majors, minors, emphases, and certificates. To be admitted, students must register for and complete BSAD 2899 or ECON 2899 (for non-business Economics majors only). Students may obtain information regarding admissions from the GSBE Advising Center, WB 211, (801) 626-6534,

General Education

Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the Information Systems & Technologies major will also satisfy general education requirements: ENGL 2010(Composition); MATH 1050 (Quantitative Literacy); BTNY 1403 (Life Science); ECON 2010 or ECON 2020 (Social Science);ECON 1740 is recommended to fulfill the Senate Bill Requirement in American Institutions. IST 1100, The Wired Society, is recommended to fulfill a general education requirement in Social Science.

MATH 1050 is, in addition to being a specific requirement in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics, a prerequisite for ECON 2010QUAN 2400, and QUAN 2600. Students seeking a major within the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics should plan to take the necessary mathematics courses as early as possible in their program of study. MATH 1050 must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher and may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis.

Suggested Course Sequence

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