Bachelor of Professional Studies with a Major in Integrated Information, Science, and Technology

The bachelor of professional studies in integrated information, science, and technology (IIST) is an innovative and interdisciplinary program designed for community college graduates and working professionals who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree in a technology-related field. The program provides graduates with a solid foundation in problem solving, analytical thinking, and writing and communication skills, and technical knowledge in information technology and computing. The program strives to make the graduates competitive for technical employment or advanced degree completion. Graduates may use their acquired knowledge to help them succeed in a number fields, including:

  •  Information Technology
  •  Technology Management and Consulting
  •  Network Administration and Network Security
  •  Health IT
  •  Data Analytics

The 60-credit program can be completed within two academic years (five consecutive semesters, including one summer session).

See the program website for admission requirements.

The BPS in integrated information, science, and technology is a degree completion program that requires successful completion of 120 credits, 60 of which must be completed at GW. Up to 60 credits can be transferred from coursework taken at other regionally accredited institutions of higher education. This bachelor’s degree completion program is designed for individuals who currently hold an associate’s degree or have earned at least 60 credits towards their undergraduate degree.

Students completing this program will have satisfied GW's university-wide general education requirement, which includes 22 credits in the following areas:
    1.    Mathematics or statistics  ( 3 credits)
    2.    Natural or physical science with lab ( 4 credits)
    3.    Humanities ( 3 credits)
    4.    Social and behavioral sciences ( 6 credits)
    5.    Written communication or composition ( 6 credits)

Foundation Requirements
PSIS 2101Writing and Communications and Media Relations I
PSIS 2102Writing and Communications and Media Relations II
PSIS 2103Foundations in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and Data Analysis I
PSIS 2104Foundations in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and Data Analysis II
PSIS 2105Foundations in Information Technology and Computation I
PSIS 2106Foundations in Information Technology and Computation II
PSIS 3122Ethics in Science and Technology Policy
PSIS 4142Relational Databases and Their Design
PSIS 4152Entrepreneurship and Technology Venture Creation
PSIS 4190Capstone Project and Senior Thesis
or
PSIS 4191
PSIS 4192
Capstone Project and Senior Thesis I
and Capstone Project and Senior Thesis II
Core Requirements *
Five courses selected from the following:
PSIS 4137Alternative Energy Sources
PSIS 4138Introduction to Health Information Technology
PSIS 4141Computer and Telecommunication Networks
PSIS 4144Information and Network Security
PSIS 4145Software Systems Development Processes
PSIS 4161Data Visualization
PSIS 4195Undergraduate Research
PSIS 4199Special Topics

*Not all core courses are offered each year. Please see department for course availability.

Director S. Hooshangi