About the major
Information Science and Technology is an academic discipline with theoretical foundations rooted in computer science, mathematics, and other disciplines. It focuses on the integration of the latest technology to solve real-world problems for the end user. The Information Science and Technology program at Mercer University offers two degrees: a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts.
The Information Science and Technology major that leads to the Bachelor of Science degree provides students with a broad core that includes an introduction to programming, databases, networks, operating systems, web design, and cyber security. Students also complete two integrative courses, two advanced courses, and the senior design course. A highlight of the degree is the requirement of four one-hour experiential courses that give students hands-on opportunities to apply core concepts while working with real world problems. Information Science and Technology majors pursuing a Bachelor of Science also are required to complete a statistics course and one technical communication course. An internship is available as an option within the major. Forty-two semester credit hours are required.
The Information Science and Technology major leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree is appropriate for students who have an interest in Information Science and Technology but wish to pursue another major or minor course of study as well. This program is especially attractive to students who wish to study both Mathematics and Computer Science or for students who wish to focus on computer applications in business, education, the arts, or other areas. Thirty-four semester credit hours are required.