Support of Option selections are meant to help you acquire knowledge of an application domain (i.e., the environment in which you eventually hope to work) and to help you develop supplemental knowledge and competencies related to your option. Areas of focus could include business, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, art, telecommunications, geographic information systems, government, or anywhere else information technology is used. Students in the Design and Development (ISDEV) option are required to take 9 credits in this area, and students in the other two options Integration and Application (ITINT) and People, Organizations, and Society (ISPP) are required to complete 12 credits of Support of Option coursework.
It is recommended that you choose courses in consultation with your academic adviser.
No more than 6 credits can be at the 100-200 level. Three credits (3 cr) or more must be at the 400 level.
The goal of of the Support of Option coursework is to add value to your degree or educational experience. There are many options available such as improving you skills in another language, or completing a minor in an interest area that compliments your IST coursework. Depending on your option, you may take 9-12 credits of IST or SRA coursework to meet this requirement. Courses taken as part of a minor may be used to meet the Support of Option requirement.