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Information Science and Technology

Information Science and Technology

With some of the best-rated jobs in the nation, and 5 of the top 10 highest paying jobs, the computer science and information systems fields are vibrant, exciting, challenging, and growing.

Computer science and information systems are solid fields of study and combine with just about everything else.

Recent Doane students have combined IST majors or minors with studies in:


There are also many stimulating graduate school opportunities in computer science and information systems.

IST Mission

The mission of the Information Science and Technology Department is to provide students obtaining an IST degree with:

  • Computer knowledge: a demonstrated understanding of information science and technology concepts and processes, their relationships to each other, and their relationships to existing and emerging computing technologies,
  • Hands-on skills: the confidence and skills to independently learn and apply existing and emerging computing technologies and processes,
  • Independent learning skills: the confidence and skills to solve an unknown problem and to efficiently research, learn, and apply an unknown topic or skill to novel problem-solving situations, and
  • Communication skills: the confidence and skills to effectively communicate (read, listen, write, and speak).


To achieve this, the IST program balances a traditional IST curriculum with practical experiences both inside and outside the classroom.

All information science and technology students assess their growth by maintaining an online portfolio of their work and experiences.