Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Information Systems Technology
On-Campus Degree Overview
The disciplines of information systems and information technology are essential parts of business, non-profits, higher education and government organizations. Information systems are complex systems requiring both technical and organizational expertise for design, development and management. They affect not only operations, but also competitive strategy. Simply stated, the information systems discipline allows these organizations, through the deployment of technology and the management of information, to achieve the organization's stated mission, values and goals. Meanwhile, the study of information technology focuses on the technology itself. IT professionals strive to ensure that the technology functions are designed well and are working securely, reliably and efficiently. The Information Systems Technology (IST) degree at Regent University represents a blend of IS and IT programs, providing graduates with a synergistic way of combining skills and knowledge of these disciplines. Further, the major offers an emphasis in an area of information technology - information security - to students wishing to further their work in this area.
As past decades have shown, the use of computing technologies and the Internet has increased, and job prospects in this field are above average and are projected to grow. Regent's role in this need is unique. By offering the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology degree to students enrolled at its Virginia Beach campus, the university strives to provide a Christ-centered approach to this important discipline and to equip Christian leaders in the information systems and technology fields to change the world. The IST graduate emerges equipped to provide Christian leadership and to transform society in his or her workplace, living the principles of truth, justice and love as the graduate deploys technologies, skills and knowledge for these wider goals.