Information Systems & Technologies

Information Systems & Technologies 

Why Information Systems at WSU?

A bachelor's degree in Information Systems & Technologies provides students with a broad background in basic business knowledge, problem solving, and computer systems analysis and design skills. Depending on the electives the student chooses, the student will also study advanced software development, and systems analysis and design, or advanced networks, information security and computer forensics.

  • •Graduates from this major are prepared to help organizations use computer technology to support their business processes. 
  • •Technologies that all IST majors study include software development, computer architecture, database design, web development, management, and networks. 

Information Systems & Technologies graduates may work for a large organization, specializing in one aspect of information technology. Or, they may work for a small firm as one of a few people who helps support all areas of the firm's technologies. The job will involve working with people to understand how they do their jobs and where computers can be most effective, as well as implementing computer-based solutions; this may include: 

  • • Training people to use complex systems 
  • • Installing and troubleshooting hardware 
  • • Implementing software and networks
  • • Helping management understand and plan for the best new technologies to integrate organization's business processes.

Technology Savvy with a Business Approach

An IST degree, with its balanced education in computer technologies and business systems, is excellent preparation for graduate school, whether you're looking to earn an MBA, or pursue a master's degree in Information Systems or other related fields.

  • • Industry-experienced faculty members enhance classroom theory with practical applications.
  • • Constantly upgraded curriculum offers the latest in technology and in IT practices.
  • • Well-equipped, state-of-the-art computer classrooms and labs provide numerous hands-on opportunities.

Mission Statement

The Information Systems and Technologies degree prepares job-ready graduates by:

  • • Providing outstanding instruction in current information technologies
  • • Integrating practical business and technical knowledge
  • • Promoting strong communication skills and effective team work

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