The College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University is focused on solving problems and advancing opportunities that exist at the intersection of information, technology, and people.

Students blend knowledge of information technologies—computer programming, discrete mathematics, database concepts, an understanding of information systems—with strong communication skills and teamwork to understand how information technologies can be used in real applications involving individuals, organizations, and national and global organizations. Faculty bring diverse professional expertise to the classroom, challenging students to think critically and work collaboratively to explore innovative solutions that lead to real-world impact.

Academic programs in the college focus on emerging and in-demand fields such as cybersecurity, intelligence analysis, homeland security, enterprise architecture, information security, data science, and software design. Students can study at one of 17 campuses across Pennsylvania or online through Penn State World Campus, with options to earn associate and Bachelor of Science degrees, resident Master of Science and doctoral research degrees, and non-resident Masters of Professional Studies degrees.

As a Center of Academic Excellence, Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology is committed to providing a leading education that advances the CAE program’s goal of reducing vulnerabilities in our national information infrastructure and developing technologies and techniques to enhance the national security posture of the Nation.