Information Systems

Campus Location: 
College of Arts and Sciences

The information systems major is designed for students interested in pursuing careers related to the analysis, design, development, implementation, and support of computer information systems and technology in organizations.

Individuals interested in a computer degree program or business program are also good candidates for this major.

If you visit the Information Science and Technology Department Website, there is more about our information systems degree and other computer degree majors available at our Nebraska campus locations.


Co-Curricular Options

Information Systems w/Honors - The IST Honors program is designed to further challenge students with additional courses and research opportunities. 

Learning Environment

Doane's Science, Mathematics and Information Science and Technology programs are housed in the Lied Science and Mathematics Building, encompassing 60,000-plus square feet. Specialized laboratories and flexible classrooms allow for in-depth interaction among faculty and students.

The Lied Foundation of Las Vegas, Nevada, provided Doane University $3 million for construction of the building. The Lied Building houses astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, environmental science, information science and technology, mathematics, natural science, physics, and physical science. The college's preprofessional programs in engineering; environmental science, forestry; medical, dental, and allied health; and veterinary medicine, are also held in the Lied Science and Mathematics Building.

  • Two state-of-the-art classrooms/labs
  • Research and development laboratory with state-of-the-art information technology
  • Electronics laboratory & shop
  • Laptops available for nightly checkout


Technology Around Campus:

  • Wireless access available throughout campus
  • Network connection in all college buildings
  • Student file storage available via cloud
  • Computers available in all residence halls and academic buildings. 

Specialty computer facilities available in numerous disciplines (i.e. physics, communication studies, art)

Specialized Program Opportunities

Information Science and Technology Projects

Most IST classes require major student projects. Every IST major will also complete a significant, independent project to fulfill graduation requirements. If you would like to see some examples, our project server has links to a small sampling of the many projects students have developed as part of their experience at Doane University.

Visit the student and faculty web server for a complete listing of IST research projects.  (


View detailed course information

IST 140 - Introduction to Information Science and Technology (3)
IST 145 - Introduction to Programming and Problem-Solving (3)
IST 146 - Programming and Problem-Solving II (3)
IST 217 - Information Systems Theory and Practice (3)
IST 252 - Principles of Digital Logic & Computer Organization (3)
IST 322 - Computer Networking I (3)
IST 355 - Web Application Design and Development (3)
IST 356 - Software Engineering (3)
IST 421 - Information Science and Technology Internship (0-12)
IST 495 - Information Science and Technology Seminar (1)
IST 401 - Information Science and Technology Honors Research (1)
ATV 137 - Doane Information Solutions Cadre (DISC) (0-1)
IST 246 - Data Structures and Algorithms (3)
RES 495 - Research II (1-4)
RES 496 - Research III (1-4)
Program Overview
Three-Year Graduation Program
Learning Environment
Research & Video Demonstrations
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