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Information Systems & Technology

College of Professional Studies

Location: Lincoln
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Today, almost all for-profit and not-for-profit organizations rely on information systems. The Information Systems and Technology major provides individuals with the right set of skills to keep up with the continually changing landscape of the digital world. Through this major, students will experience a blend of courses that will enable them to deploy technology and manage information in ways that assure security, reliability, and efficiency. This major gives students the opportunity to specialize in the field of information systems and technology that most interests them.

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupation Outlook Handbook.

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Program Information

Computer Systems Analyst
2018 Median Pay: $88,740 per year
Job Outlook: +9% from 2016-2026
Computer systems analysts, sometimes called systems architects, study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures, and design solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

Information Security Analysts
2018 Median Pay: $98,350 per year
Job Outlook: +28% from 2016-2026
Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.

Web Developer
2018 Median Pay: $69,430 per year
Job Outlook: +15% from 2016-2026
Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. Also, web developers may create content for the site.

Software Developers
2018 Median Pay: $90,000 per year
Job Outlook: +18% from 2016-2026
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Database Administrator
2018 Median Pay: $82,000 per year
Job Outlook: +11% from 2016-2026
Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and secure from unauthorized access.


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Requirements for the Information Systems Major:

Complete the following 36 credits:

Complete 12 additional IST credits above IST 217, excluding IST 421 and 495

Information Systems majors are highly encouraged to complete the coursework required for the Information Technology and Security professional certificate. 

Complete the following cognate courses:

Complete an IST faculty-approved experiential activity related to the student's emphasis area. Such activities include, but are not limited to, formal internships (IST 421 ) and industry experience (including full-time, part-time, work-study, and summer positions). Three credits of IST 421  Information Science and Technology Internship fulfill this requirement but do not count towards the 36 IST credits for the major.


Complete a minor outside IST or an additional major. 

Four-Year Plan

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Alec Engebretson

Information Science & Tech
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Information Science & Tech
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